Does implant cause vaginal discharge?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal discharge on implant

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Out of the 566 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal discharge.

Reviewers that reported vaginal discharge as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Feb 24

  •  Still using

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
16 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Oct 23

  •  Still using

(Gonna try and give it to you all straight.) I’ve had the implant now for almost 3 months. You’re numbed in the area before the application. The anesthetic shot burns for a few secs and is the worst part, then you can’t really feel the application. Mine bruised quite a bit but it really varies with every person and won’t harm you. (Lots of people -including me- are/were scared of nerve damage and have gone on deep searches on the internet to find out the likelihood of this happening, or the implant somehow moving or being placed incorrectly. This didn’t happen, and was only a bit sore after the anesthesia wore off. It hasn’t bothered me to this day and left a tiny scar. The first week and 1/2 or two, my moods were off, lots of crying randomly. My cousin reported the same experience. It definitely leveled out after that. My periods however are now irregular and occur twice a month. They seem never-ending as I only get about a week of a break from them. My breasts have enlarged a ton and are very sensitive. My nipple have darker circles around them as well, which caused me a pregnancy scare at first. Wasn’t the case. My skin is better, as before the implant I would have flares on or around menstruation. The cramps on my period are worse than before, but only last around 2 days. After the heavier days of my period are over, whatever comes out is very dark, smelly and seems to be a mix of discharge and blood. When I’m not bleeding, my discharge is a bit orange. I lost a bit of weight because I’m bloating a bit less— it was uncontrollable before the implant. Nothing else seems to really bother me, as far as headaches and other pains, I’ve always had horrible migraines, and they’d at times get worse around menstruation. They’ve seemed to get a bit better. A bit of back pain because of the bigger breasts. But overall, this implant does a great job at pregnancy prevention. These symptoms seem like a lot, but I think it’s worth the effectiveness and easiness of just having birth control in your arm for 3 years. But then again, I’m tolerant to most symptoms of anything. If you start to completely feel poisoned on it, or any serious effects occur I highly recommend you find a free clinic to get it removed. You can ALWAYS get it removed, dven the next day. At least here in the US. I hope everyone looking for birth control options considers Nexplanon. Thanks for reading, stay safe

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  10th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

Overall was very happy with it! It helped with migraines related to my periods and with vaginal mycosis I would usually get before/after every period as well a ovulation pains. Only down sides were the loss of libido, weight gain (5kg spread over the 7 years I've used it) and excessive sweating - which all stopped the week I ended up taking it out. For me, the upsides outweigh the bad ones!

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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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