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#1 queenslandrules

Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:26 PM

I have had the Implanon Implant since end of Novemeber I have  very light af every month but I used to be able to feel the implant in my arm and was about 4cms long and now it feels like it is broken I can only feel about 1 cm and can't feel anything else. The little peice can be moved around too...

Can this happen and does anyone know does it affect it...????

I want to go to the doctors but can't get into them until Wednesday next week....


#2 ~cackleberry~

Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:05 PM

I have heard if it hasn't been inserted properly, it can move.  I would be using another form of contraceptive until Wednesday just to be on the safe side.  Best of luck.

#3 lmama

Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:42 AM

I seriously doubt it could break unless you've had a massive blow to the arm  unsure.gif
More than likely it's just shifted and one end it deeper into the muscle...

get it checked out though- a doc trained in implanon will be able to feel what is going on straight away.

#4 SandyR

Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:01 PM

Yes it can break! (I am a sexual health nurse) I had a client that this happened to (but she was playing with it alot) after lots of calls around to "expert drs" I was told that it is still fine and still effective, no need to replace, it will just be a little more difficult to remove.

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