Implant and high blood pressure

How our community feel they have been impacted by high blood pressure on implant

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Out of the 580 reviews for implant, 53 people (9%) reported high blood pressure.

Reviewers that reported high blood pressure as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  28th Jun 23

I first had an implant after my first baby & it was great. Stopped my periods & no other side effects. I then had it removed after 2.5 years to conceive again. I had the second implant in for 2 years following another pregnancy & have only recently put two & two together as to why I’ve been having real low moods, zero interest in a sex life & not loosing any weight despite exercising regularly & eating well. I’ve also had regular spotting this time round. It’s been a completely different experience to the first! I had it removed this week and I can’t wait to know what ‘me’ feels like!

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Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

3 helpful


Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th May 22

Awful removal - lots of scar tissue had formed around my implant and the nurses and doctors found it very hard to remove. The implant had ached in my arm the entire 4.5 years I had it (I couldn't have it take out as soon as it expired due to COVID-19). I didn't notice side effects until I had it removed. I've had it removed (and no other contraceptive methods aside from condoms) for 4 months now and have noticed: heavier periods with a much shorter break in between bleeds than I used to get, hair thinning and loss, gained weight, vaginal dryness, and decreased pleasure during sexual activities. I went on the Nexaplanon

Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful


Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Feb 22

As a contraceptive, it's good, but the side effects are too much. I will not stop bleeding, and I've had the implant for about 18 months now. It's brought on anxiety, heart palpitations when I 'should' be experiencing my period (but I'm bleeding constantly, no break), low mood, tender breasts, stomach pain. I'm hoping to have it removed soon. It has ben horrific.

Very negative mood

2 more effects

1 helpful


Implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of implant reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

37% of implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness

36% of implant reviewers reported lower back pain

Possible implant side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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