Does implant cause body hair increase?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on implant

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Out of the 566 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Feb 24

  •  Stopped using

I had the implant for over 2 and a half years. When I first went on this, I didn’t have a period for a couple months but then after that I had around a month long period, this was then paired with the combined pill to help it regulate a bit more. I then ended up usually going 3 months without a period and then 1 week of a period with 2-3 weeks of very light bleeding. This was okay. I then recently had my period and since then continued to bleed for over 3 months. I decided that I couldn’t deal with this anymore as it meant rarely even being able to have sex within my relationship. I was going to get it removed early and replaced but decided against it as I reflected on the past year and the side effects that I did actually have. A key one that only really began to affect me around 2 years into it was vaginal dryness and vaginitis which I didn’t even realise was a side effect until recently. Pain during sex sometimes but a decreased libido too. I had also been up and down with my emotions, sometimes I felt extremely emotional and other times like I had no emotions at all. It did seem to work well for the first couple years and maybe getting it removed and replaced early might have helped but I just felt like I wasn’t really happy on the implant anymore, my mood was a lot lower, especially with side effects in mind. Lots of my friends use it and find it really good, I just think it’s luck of the draw how it effects you!

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Jul 23

  •  Stopped using

I had the implant a few years back and it went really well.. My periods stopped, no weight gain and I took it out about 2 1/2 years in due to spotting and wanted to give my body a break. Went into the second thinking it would be the same experience... it was not! Bleeding for 2 weeks straight away (ruined all my underwear and bedsheets because I never knew when it had stopped!) Lower back pain pretty much constantly, ive put on weight super fast and feel awful in all my clothes due to what I think is severe water retention. Boobs have grown (not necessarily a bad thing) but are very tender. Headaches a lot more than usual. No energy. The worst side effect I have noticed is my anxiety, I haven't been anxious for a long time until I had my implant in, constantly feel on edge and mood is so up and down, a lot more emotional and body dysmorphia is at an all time high.

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Jul 23

  •  Still using

I switched to the implant 6 months ago because I had high blood pressure & anxiety from the pill, and even though there's been quite a lot of side affects I'm still happier with the implant than with the pill. As of the past 5 weeks, I haven't gotten my period at all and am thinking my body's finally gotten transitioned to the new hormone levels of the implant. But before now, I got HEAVY and long periods, lasting 5-6 weeks on end, intense cramping, minor hair growth (on my legs and bikini area mostly), and weight gain (I suddenly got HIPS and went up 2 breast cup sizes). I've learned to deal with the weight, I no longer get the intense cramps, and I lasered off the new hair (lol). My advice is to stick with the implant up to at least 6-12 months, even with horror side affects, because it could even out like it did for me.

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Implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

52% of implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of implant reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

38% of implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness

36% of implant reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible implant side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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