Does nexplanon implant cause tender breasts?

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

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A bit

19%

Quite a bit

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A lot

9%

A great deal

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Out of the 574 reviews for nexplanon implant, 0 people (0%) reported tender breasts.

Reviewers that reported tender breasts as a side effect

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

  •  Stopped using

I was originally on the Evra patch, but I got the implant as I was moving from the UK to NZ - where the patch is not available and id have to pay out of pocket for any other kind of pill. My experience was awful. I had constant, nonstop breakthrough bleeding, anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal ideation and no libido. I was very sensitive to stress and pollen so would come home from work and be absolutely drained, stuck in bed with an awful headache. I was bloated all the time and gained weight as I was bingeing to help deal with the stress of moving and my side effects from the implant - I suffer from an eating disorder… I was a mess. Not a great mix when you move to the other side of the world with your boyfriend. I do deal with real bad dryness around ovulation when I’m not on any contraception - so the patch and implant did help with that - but of course bleeding for 4 months straight did not help anything else. My doctor was very worried about my iron levels… Everything got so bad with my moods and the physical side effects, my boyfriend was like “you need to sort this out and have it remove or think about moving home…” I had it removed in November 2022. Currently not on any contraception but thinking about Yaz or Yasmin. Although not subsidised here in New Zealand, everything else available that is subsidised has a high androgenic strength. Not impressed, however i had a very good experience with Yasmin back in 2017, so maybe it’s best I eat up the £75 charge for 6 months worth? Can’t wait to move back home so I have access to free contraception lol.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

Persistent thrush immediately after getting it fitted, also VERY low mood when period is due and generally more emotional.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
39 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I didn't get on with the implant. After 4 months of heavy bleeding most days, a nurse was worried it was exacerbating my endometriosis. I agreed it probably was, so went on the cerelle mini-pill for 3 months at the same time. Cerelle and the implant together did stop the constant bleeding for 2 months, but then it came back slowly and I was no better off. I suffered from low mood, leg aches, acne and bloating for the entire 7 months I had nexplannon, so it was a relief to get it removed.


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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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