Is the arm implant birth control safe?
The implant is very safe for most people, but all medications have some risks and side effects. Your doctor will help you figure out if the implant is safe for you.
What are the most common side effects of Nexplanon?
Side effects of Nexplanon include:
- changes in menstrual periods,
- irregular menstrual periods,
- mood changes,
- breast tenderness or pain,
- abdominal pain,
- back pain,
- changes in appetite,
Can you get pregnant with the implant?
Implantable contraception is a very effective method of birth control. Over the course of 1 year, fewer than 1 out of 100 typical couples using the implant will have an accidental pregnancy. The chances of getting pregnant increase if a girl waits longer than 3 years to replace the tube.
What are the side effects of the implant?
Side effects associated with contraceptive implants include:
- Abdominal or back pain.
- An increased risk of noncancerous ovarian cysts.
- Changes in vaginal bleeding patterns, including absence of menstruation (amenorrhea)
- Decreased sex drive.
- Mild insulin resistance.
- Mood swings and depression.
Does the implant in your arm make you gain weight?
Does Nexplanon make you gain weight? The birth control implant (AKA Nexplanon) may cause weight gain in some people while they’re using it, but this doesn’t happen to everyone. It’s not a very common side effect, and many people use the implant without gaining weight.
What are the pros and cons of Nexplanon?
Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of Nexplanon.
- Pro: Great protection.
- Pro: Hassle-free.
- Pro: Long-term protection.
- Con: Irregular bleeding.
- Con: No protection against STDs.
Has anyone gotten pregnant on Nexplanon?
It’s now available under the brand name Nexplanon. The implant is one of the most effective birth control methods out there — it’s more than 99% effective. That means fewer than 1 out of 100 people who use the implant get pregnant each year.
What happens to sperm when you have the implant?
The sperms that enter the body will have no egg to fertilize. The hormone can also thicken the mucus in the cervix, which will stop the sperm from getting through to the egg.
How painful is the contraceptive implant?
How does it feel to get an implant inserted? Most people just feel a little pinch or stinging when they get the numbing shot. After that, you shouldn’t be able to feel the implant being inserted. After the pain medication has worn off, your arm may ache a little where the implant was inserted, but it goes away quickly.
Can you lose weight while on the implant?
Slightly fewer implant users had lost weight 6 months into the study. However, the difference in weight loss between the two groups was no statistically significant. This is evidence that hormonal implants probably do not cause weight gain.