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Nexplanon implant reviews

3.6

20 reviews

Nexplanon is a birth control implant which slowly releases the hormone progestin. It is a small plastic rod that's inserted under the skin of your arm. The insertion procedure only takes a couple of minutes, after which it can be left in for 3 years, so it is an easy and convenient progestin only option. It can often completely stop bleeding, but can also cause frustrating irregular bleeding for others.

Every 3 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Nexplanon implant

Nexplanon implant benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Period pain

Nexplanon implant ingredients

Main hormones in Nexplanon implant

Less-Androgenic progestin

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3.6

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  today

  •  Still using

Love this! I decided to leave a review because when I was looking into getting it all of the reviews were bad. You have to realize that if you don’t like something, you tell 9 people, if you do you tell one. Most people who like the implant simply never leave a review because they kind of forget it is in their lives. That’s how easy it is. I’ve had it for 4 months. I feel the exact same. My period STOPed! My boobs are a bit bigger and sore but i don’t really mind that. If anything i maybe gained one or two pounds:) Insertion was not bad at all. Try it out and you can always take it out after! But for me, I love it so far!

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I went up several cup sizes from 32C - 32G/H


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

a roller coaster of emotions. everything got worse before getting better.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I have been using birth control for abour 3-5 years i want to know why i feel a beating sinsation when i took a pregancy test the results were negative i still feel a shocking pocking since while off my peiord and periods are heavier with the implant


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Still using

uh chaos


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
42 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  30th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I love it and has been an absolute god send but I will say my partner has mentioned dryness down there.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  29th Dec 23

  •  Still using

No serious side effects other than spotting


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Dec 23

  •  Still using

I decided to give the implant a try after having my 3rd child. Almost immediately after I got it I noticed my body changing. My mood swings were so unpredictable! One minute I was normal then the next I'm screaming and reading over something so miniscule. I hoped it would stabilize or get better over time, but it hasn't. My periods are extremely long and seem to overlap. They're not always heavy though, so that's a good thing, but I can "spot" or bleed lightly for WEEKS! I've went to my OB about this and explained to her my concerns. She heard my concerns and advised I take birth control pills to help stabilize my hormones and help stop the bleeding. My implants expiration date is QuickTime approaching in March and I couldn't be more excited! I may even have it removed early. It's giving me soooo many problems since I got it put in my arm. I'll never have the implant again.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  24th Dec 23

  •  Still using

just nausea


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Nov 23

  •  Stopped using

I was bleeding for about 6 months continuously by the end of what was a little over a year of having the nexplanon. It was prescribed to help with what was already a gruesome period for me, i had been bleeding very heavily for 2 weeks, each period for the 5 years of having my period before the nexplanon. After the nexplanon I began having cramping when i wasn't bleeding, what my doctor would explain as lightning crotch. When my periods got longer and heavier i was told to give the hormones more time to settle. When my cramping began getting worse to the point i couldn't use tampons and my periods began melding together into one continuous period, i was given naproxen for pain and to give it more time. The entire time my mood was continuously fluctuating, sometimes id be fine but a lot of the times i was angry/aggressive for no reason or borderline depressesd. This combined with the fact that the pads i was running through, think 8 of the big overnight pads in just for one school day and not including pads used at home, missing school from severe cramping and bleeding through pants and having to be brought new ones. My mom determined we were done waiting and we scheduled a removal appointment.


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