Contraception Reviews

Does implant cause vaginal dryness?

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

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Out of the 539 reviews for implant, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 days ago

I had a Nexplanon inserted less than 6 months ago. I have tried other methods in the past (male condoms, birth control pills, Nuva ring), and I’ve decided that the side effects of Nexplanon are not so bad compared with other methods. Also, I feel very certain that I will not become pregnant with the implant, as it is more than 99% effective. That said, I experience bad side effects, including frequent headaches, breast sensitivity, near-daily cramping, some vaginal dryness, and underwear-ruining spotting. I have also experienced an increase in dysorgasmia (when there is pain after or during an orgasm). I think the spotting and cramping will go away over the next two months, as my doctor says that many implant users have no period after 6 months’ use. I am trying other things for the cramping and dysorgasmia, too, like B complex vitamins, eating cruciferous vegetables, and relaxation techniques. Overall, I am pleased with this method because my symptoms on other methods were bad in other ways and I was still worried about pregnancy. Now I have peace of mind. Finally, it’s worth noting that because I have Müllerian duct anomaly (I have a septum in my uterus) I cannot or should not get an IUD/IUS. I feel I have found an effective method that I can actually keep in my body, without having to keep it in my uterus.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Having tried the pill and hated it, I was keen to try the implant as it was something I didn't have to worry about or take everyday. I am now on to my second implant so have been using the implant overall for 4-5 years. Pro's are its super quick to get put in once you get an appointment that is and you don't have to worry about it for 3 years. It has stopped my period altogether which is great, it has improved my skin slightly but as someone who has always had acne before using contraception it doesn't bother me. I don't get any period symptoms including cramping, spotting or pain which is another positive. Con's are the low moods, slight weight gain that you can't shift and I've experienced an increase in headaches. The only period symptom I do get consistently are the low moods every month I can pinpoint a week where I feel down and blue. But overall I am happy with my implant, its being 100% effective in preventing pregnancy as well in the years I've been on it, which is a massive weight off my mind as someone who does not want children anytime soon. I would definitely recommend the implant.

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Used for 5 - 8 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Aug 23

i took the implant for 7 years, i had more or less every side effect you could possibly get. i never knew if i was coming or going, my mental health took a huge hit but 0 pregnancy scares and the side effects were less severe than when i took the pill.

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Implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

43% of implant reviewers reported period like cramps

39% 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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