Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Implanon- Side Effects

Common Side Effects
Irregular bleeding is the most common side effect, especially in the first 612 months of use.
  • For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After one year, 1 out of 3 women who use Implanon will stop having periods completely.
  • Some women have longer, heavier periods.
  • Some women have increased spotting and light bleeding between periods.
These side effects are completely normal.

Less common side effects of Implanon include
  • change in sex drive
  • discoloring or scarring of the skin over the implant
  • headache
  • nausea
  • pain at the insertion site
  • sore breasts

Serious Side Effects

Serious problems usually have warning signs. Tell your health care provider immediately if
  • You have bleeding, pus, or increasing redness, or pain at insertion site.
  • You have a new lump in your breast.
  • You have no period after having a period every month.
  • You have unusually heavy or prolonged bleeding from your vagina.
  • The implant comes out or you have concerns about its location

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