Does implant cause cystitis?

How our community feel they have been impacted by cystitis on implant

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Out of the 508 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
Verified review
  •  today

This is a great method of contraception-you can forget about it for 3 years and personally did not experience any weight issues as a result of the implant (that was my own doing!) My periods disappeared for 3 months when I had it replaced in January but have slowly come back but with more days of spotting. My mood is mainly stable with just one day a month where I feel fragile when I’m either on or due. Overall a good experience-very easy to replace after 3 years with minimal marks on the arm.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
19 years old
Verified review
  •  1st Nov 22

I've had the nexplanon implant for almost four years, however I just got it removed today. I was 15 when I got my first implant and I think at the time was a bit young to compare the before to after, however I bled constantly (most spotting but intermittently heavier) for about 6 months after insertion. My periods are really irregular; sometimes they don't come for months and are lighter, sometimes I bleed for 2+ weeks. Over time, my periods did level out a bit. I quite liked having lighter/irregular periods so it was a shame that they came back heavier and more frequently. I strugglele with depression, anxiety and OCD and I believe nexplanon exacerbates this: becoming very stuck in extremely frequent bad moods. I haven't been off the hormones long enough to give a comparison post-hormones, however I hope that life will become lighter and happier. I just want my body back! When I first got the implant, it was more my boyfriend at the time's decision than mine, so I feel very happy to reclaim my natural body. I'm getting the copper IUD inserted in a month as I am done with hormonal birth control.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
Verified review
  •  19th Sep 22

Initially I didn't notice any negative side effects other than irregular periods and spotting. However, as time went on I noticed an increase in weight which was unexplained (I was training for a half marathon and regularly going to the gym but my weight was still creeping on). I also experienced mood swings, anxiety and low mood. I also lost my sex drive completely, all of which effected my relationship. After getting the implant removed I immediately felt a lot better, and decided to give my body a break from hormonal intervention.

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Implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

54% of implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

43% of implant reviewers reported period like cramps

40% of implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness

37% of implant reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible implant side effects

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