Nearing the end of my first 3 year cycle with the implanon and I've had a recent job change and now have a 100 day lag in insurance.... wondering if it would be okay to push back the date of my removal?
Obviously I'll use other forms of natural birth control but just somewhat worried if it's unhealthy to leave it in past the end date....
I am not sure if you've recieved any info on this, but yes, I was told the 3 year is a save date. Based on most peoples metabolism they could go 5 years, but 3 years would be the fastest it would wear off. I had mine out today, and they said the same thing! Good luck!
Hi I have had my implant for 2 years and it has affected my hormones terribly. Consequently my consultant as insisted that I get it removed. Easier said than done. I booked an appointment and it took over an hour, four injections to numb my arm and still the thing would not budge. I have been left with a hole in my arm the size of a ten pence piece and I have been referred to have it removed by the plastic surgery department at my local hospital, who will also have to repair the mess the nurse made of my arm. It has healed but looks like I have been stabbed and the skin does not lie flat anymore, I have a fold and a wave on my arm!!!
For the 2 years having implant, I gained 70 pounds. My hormones were horrible, and I was always nocuous. It took several doctors to try and get it out of my arm. Finally they made a bigger cut in my arm and they were able after awhile to get it out. Now my skin on one side of it sticks way out and it wont even heal. They didn't even tell me that with the strips that aren't exposed to come off until they come off themselves, that I wasn't aloud to pick anything heavy up and work. They came off the hole and so there was no point in keeping them on so they ripped my skin. So now I have 4 ripped skin areas and a big hole.
I would get into my doctor, but I have to make an appointment like 3 weeks in advanced. It has been I think almost weeks now and I havn't gotten my period either.
Hi guys, thought id share my experience of the implanon removal. Today i got mine removed. i got 1 before, then replaced it with this one, and over the 6 years my body maintained all the symptoms. Now today it took 1 minute getting it out of my arm, tiny bit sore but over v fast. but within 2 hours, i bled, and tonite my hormones must be playin in overtime, im feeling happy one minute, then really down in the dumps the next. as i said its the first day of getting it out. but its a strange feeling. im usually a happy person. hope it doesnt last too long.
I agree with you! I just got mines removed 3 days ago and my hormones are all over. This was my second one also. I loved having it in but I'm trying to get pregnant. Out of all the years I've had it with no problems but I've heard other stories so it just depends on the persons body. The removal was way better than the first one I had. This doctor only took maybe 5 mins and it was removed. I'm still a little sore but I know that will pass.
I had my implanon removed last week but I also had another one inserted, so it might be a bit different.
Mine was removed last Tuesday- they number your arm, make a little cut and squeeze it out. It's a weird sensation, because you can kind of feel what's happening but it doesn't hurt at all. Most peculiar! The re-inserting the second one was a bit painful (Although I see that you're not having another one put in, or at least not right away- wise!) because it couldn't fit into where the other one had come out of. It's now the following Monday, and to be honest, my arm is still a bit delicate. It's bruised. It was rather swollen when I first had it replaced, and at first, I couldn't lean my head on that arm properly (my favourite position to sleep in). I think most of this is because I had another one put in, but it included a lot of prodding around. I had a couple of painkillers later on though, and I was fine
So I think what I'm saying is, the removal doesn't hurt at all- it just feels weird, but it might be a bit tender later on.
Hope it went well!
hi, i just got my implanon taken out today all i felt was the med they give you to numb you arm same as when they put it it. it didnt take me very long maybe ten minutes total, am sore though , i have heard that you should wait untill your first period after implanon to try and concieve, i think thats when it returns im not sure though everyone is differen
You shouldnt worry about getting the implant taken out, my sister has had hers taken out and she said it was a little uncomfortable but nothing to sore. it was done in less than 30 mins.
The nurse told her it could take a while for your fertility to return but as always everyones different.
Hope you get on alrite and good luck!
I have been trying to get mine removed for 2 months now they have to contact the makers of implanon to remove mine i am so upset
On Friday just gone, I trotted along to my doctors to get my implanon removed, This is my second one so I thought I new the drill... After 35 minutes of the doctor tugging at the implanon, it wouldnt budge! I have had to go through all of that and the buggars still in there! I have been informed that possibly caused by my weight loss, the fat has shrunk around it... I now need to see a specialist to see whether she can remove, if not they are not sure where to take it, Im already at 3 years and 4 months!