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Nexplanon implant side effects

3.4

30 reviews

What Lowdown reviewers say

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Mood

37% no impact on mood

Bleeds

53% irregular periods

Sex drive

40% lost sex drive

Weight

40% gained weight

Skin

37% don’t know impact

Cycle return

67% don’t know impact

Nexplanon implant

Nexplanon implant common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Period like cramps

63% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported period like cramps

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Headaches

63% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported headaches

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Dizziness

50% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported dizziness

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Vaginal discharge

50% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported vaginal discharge

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Vaginal dryness

50% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported vaginal dryness


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • 7% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported pelvic infection

  • 3% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported high blood pressure

  • 3% of Nexplanon implant reviewers reported a latex allergy


Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

  • Period like cramps (63%)
  • Headaches (63%)
  • Dizziness (50%)
  • Vaginal discharge (50%)
  • Vaginal dryness (50%)
  • Breast enlargement (50%)
  • Sweating more than usual (43%)
  • Tender breasts (43%)
  • Lower back pain (40%)
  • Migraines (37%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (33%)
  • Body hair getting darker (33%)
  • Body hair increase (20%)
  • Migraine with aura (17%)
  • Hair loss (17%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (13%)
  • Cystitis (7%)
  • Thrush (7%)
  • Pelvic infection (7%)
  • High blood pressure (3%)
  • A latex allergy (3%)

Reviews

3.4

30 reviews

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Birth control implant  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Nexplanon implant  

To start, I gained about 20 pounds. My periods were sometimes non existent and then I would have a two week period, then two days of no bleeding, followed by another two week period. After a while the implant migrated in my arm and started to cause aches whenever I exercised. I could handle most side effects but the real issue was low libido. The implant made me actively avoid sex and even be a little repulsed by it. It definitely hurt my relationship. I did love the security of it and how little I had to worry about getting pregnant.

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Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

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Birth control implant  
Used for 8+ yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

Nexplanon implant  

I am approaching the removal date for my 3rd nexplanon. I’m researching alternative non hormonal options but may just go with another nexplanon as it has been nothing but positive for me for nearly a decade. I decided to leave this review to remind anyone reading that while reviews and the experiences of others are important, everyone is different and will react to birth control methods differently. The nexplanon has been extremely reliable for me with little to no noticeable negative reactions and it could be for you too.


Top side effects not reported

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Birth control implant  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  13th Jun 24

Nexplanon implant  

Mostly experienced irregular periods


Somewhat positive mood

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Birth control implant  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  5th Apr 24

Nexplanon implant  

This is a good birth control compared to the other options. I previously tried the patches and it gave me an allergic reaction. Anyways, It was uncomfortable when they first insert the implant into your arm but then you get used to it. I will say that it is different for everyone but for me it has given me more acne spots, regulatted my periods, and given me more facial hair. Those being the only cons.


Worse skin

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Birth control implant  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  29th Mar 24

Nexplanon implant  

This birth control severely impacted my mental and physical health. This includes anxiety, depression, pelvic pain, irregular periods, heavy periods, spotting, headaches, laziness, grogginess, etc. Please do your research! Speak with a doctor you trust or multiple! Lastly, please consider if birth control is worth the side effects.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

1 helpful

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Birth control implant  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Mar 24

Nexplanon implant  

I liked the first two years and now I have weird symptoms, on the flip side it could be a couple of other things


Worse skin

2 more effects

1 helpful

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Birth control implant  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
17 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  17th Mar 24

Nexplanon implant  

Know your body and know what’s going into you. Do your research and know the risks!


Very negative mood

1 more effect

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Birth control implant  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  13th Mar 24

Nexplanon implant  

I like the efficacy and not worrying about pregnancy. I dislike the mood effects and weight gain.


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

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Birth control implant  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
32 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Mar 24

Nexplanon implant  

While I did not get pregnant, the side effect of bleeding so continuously made it difficult to do daily things and enjoy anything because I was constantly needing to ensure I had supplies with me as well as discomfort, irritation, and rawness.


Somewhat negative mood

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Birth control implant  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Feb 24

Nexplanon implant  

I learned to live with it because I forgot it was there. The side effects were intense the first couple month then I got used to it and stopped realizing how bad it was. The headaches come and go but are significant, I always thought it was my MS causing it until it didn’t come with relapses. I’m pretty much always bleeding or spotting, I gained 10 Pounds and it’s been very hard to control cravings. My emotions are everywhere or I have none. My sex drive which is normally very healthy is gone… And I get utis super frequently since I’ve been on it. My period was always 4 days before, currently it’s 5 days of heavy bleeding followed by weeks of light spotting. I hate it, I gave it a full year try, I’m having it taken out tomorrow.


Somewhat negative mood

3 more effects

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