(Closed) Implanon Contraceptive Implant

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

My mom had the Norplant and she hated it.  Not to mention you could feel it through her skin.  Ick!  She had so many issues with it that she ended up having it removed early.

Post # 4
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I once asked my former gyn for the implanon and he refused.  He told me he was not doing them because he knew of a case where the implanon moved too close to the woman’s heart and needed to be removed in an emergency surgery.

Post # 5
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In the manufacturer’s case studies, migration was very rare. But it is still important to be aware of this risk. I have Nexplanon, so I know that if I ever notice that the implant is out of place it can be found on X-Ray and removed.

Post # 6
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can feel it in my arm, so it’s fine. The day I can’t feel the little stowaway is the day I worry. Plus they go over the risk of migration (actually a very small risk) and other hoo-ha at insertion so you can make an informed decision. Everything has risks you just make a decision on if you want to accept those risks or not.

Post # 7
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

@Sibiohan:  Yes yes agreed, this has been a known risk for Implanon for quite a long time (since at least 5 years ago when I first started looking), and anyone who’s properly done their research should know of it.  Hopefully doctors are careful enough when inserting not to insert them too deeply.

@ladyartichoke:  Thanks for sharing the info though!

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