Nexplanon implant and vaginal dryness

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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

63%

A bit

15%

Quite a bit

9%

A great deal

8%

A lot

6%

Out of the 578 reviews for nexplanon implant, 217 people (38%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Loved having no periods and the convenience around not needing to remember anything for 3 years at a time. But over time I did realise I was getting vaginal dryness and thrush more often.

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Decreased sex drive

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Unfortunately the implant wasn’t for me. At first I didn’t notice any effects for the first couple of weeks, however, a few weeks in I started my first period on the implant which lasted two weeks, I then stopped for a week and then I started with some spotting which turned into a full blown period. This pattern was repeated for several months until I was prescribed a pill, to help regulate my periods, as a temporary measure, with the hope the implant would adjust. Unfortunately once I came off the pill I had bleeding for 6 weeks straight until I decided to start taking a combined pill and I have just today had the implant removed. Obviously everyone’s bodies work differently so I don’t necessarily want to put people off the implant but I would say from my experience to give it 6 months and if it’s not working try something else, don’t suffer in silence.


Somewhat negative 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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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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