Does implant cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on implant

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Out of the 566 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Before I got the implant, I was nervous about all the side effects after reading horror stories about it, but I was pleasantly surprised after I got it done. I had it fitted on the second day of my period, the next day I noticed that my flow went from medium/heavy to very light, definitely not complaining. My next period came 9 days early (according to my period tracker app), it was very light, however I did notice some cramping, nothing I can’t handle, but the headaches and the overwhelming amount of emotions was the worse, I was emotional, and had no energy. But after my period, I went back to feeling normal. I have also noticed that my hair started to become greasier faster than usual, but that isn’t a big issue for me. My skin hasn’t changed, no weigh gain or loss. One main thing that I have truly noticed throughout my experience is mood swings, they come and go, one moment I can be happy, the next I want to cry when nothing even happened, but I guess this is normal because of the hormones and my body still adjusting to the implant. Overall, my experience wasn’t what I expected and it’s actually pretty good, and it’s comforting to know that I can get it taken out whenever I want. If anyone is scared to get the implant because of all the stories, it is very good to do research, but I recommend to just do it, see how you feel, wait out all the side effects and then make your decision if you still want to keep it in or not. I haven’t had it in for long, but at the moment, I am happy and not planning to take it out :)

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Previously used Implanon for 6 years without any bleeding, switched to nexplanon and had regular periods initially and then they became heavy, painful, prolonged and unpredictable. Much preferred the previous version. Have had it taken out now and have changed to combi pill so will see how that goes.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Mar 24

  •  Still using

Originally had it for 6 years no problem then told to come off as was diagnosed with hypermobility (HSD) 2018, then new info says it can help hsd joint pain flare ups. Currently waiting for it to settle, nauseous and sore but remaining hopeful that it will help!

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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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