Does nexplanon implant cause cystitis?

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

6%

Quite a bit

4%

A great deal

3%

A lot

2%

Out of the 576 reviews for nexplanon implant, 0 people (0%) reported cystitis.

Reviewers that reported cystitis as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  14th May 24

I really enjoyed the implant for the first 12 months, however after this I started to spot more and more and for longer periods. These were also accompanied with increased fatigue and pain. The breakout bleeding than got progressively worse until the end of the 3 year period. Otherwise little to no symptoms which was made the increasing spotting so much more annoying!

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Somewhat positive mood

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Feb 24

I had the implant for over 2 and a half years. When I first went on this, I didn’t have a period for a couple months but then after that I had around a month long period, this was then paired with the combined pill to help it regulate a bit more. I then ended up usually going 3 months without a period and then 1 week of a period with 2-3 weeks of very light bleeding. This was okay. I then recently had my period and since then continued to bleed for over 3 months. I decided that I couldn’t deal with this anymore as it meant rarely even being able to have sex within my relationship. I was going to get it removed early and replaced but decided against it as I reflected on the past year and the side effects that I did actually have. A key one that only really began to affect me around 2 years into it was vaginal dryness and vaginitis which I didn’t even realise was a side effect until recently. Pain during sex sometimes but a decreased libido too. I had also been up and down with my emotions, sometimes I felt extremely emotional and other times like I had no emotions at all. It did seem to work well for the first couple years and maybe getting it removed and replaced early might have helped but I just felt like I wasn’t really happy on the implant anymore, my mood was a lot lower, especially with side effects in mind. Lots of my friends use it and find it really good, I just think it’s luck of the draw how it effects you!


Somewhat negative mood

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th Feb 24

My experience with the implant started off really well, my period disappeared! But then it came back with a vengeance alongside headaches, period cramps and loss of sex drive. I started feeling like myself when I came off it!


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Nexplanon implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

51% of nexplanon implant reviewers reported tender breasts

44% of nexplanon implant reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of nexplanon implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

38% of nexplanon implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness

36% of nexplanon implant reviewers reported lower back pain


Possible nexplanon implant side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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