Does the rod have side effects?

Nausea, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, headache, breast tenderness, acne, hair loss, weight gain, and vaginal irritation/discharge may occur. Pain, bruising, numbness, infection, and scarring may occur at the site where the rod is placed.

How effective is the birth control rod in your arm?

The implant is one of the best birth control methods out there — it’s more than 99% effective. That means fewer than 1 out of 100 people who use Nexplanon will get pregnant each year. It doesn’t get much better than that. The implant is so effective because there’s no chance of making a mistake.

Is the birth control arm implant safe?

Can I get the birth control implant? Most people can use the implant — also called Nexplanon — safely, but you shouldn’t use it if you’ve had breast cancer. Talk with your nurse or doctor about any other health conditions you have and you can decide together if the implant is a good fit for you.

Does the rod make you gain weight?

Implant users had modest increases in body size and a 2 percent increase in body fat. A 2016 study found that the hormonal birth control implant did not directly cause weight gain. However, women who were told that the implant might cause weight gain were more likely to think they had gained weight.

Can the implant cause depression?

In a study of people using the etonogestrel implant for up to two years, 14% reported mood swings and 7% reported depression that was attributed to the implant (12).

Is the implant safer than the pill?

Both the pill and the implant are highly effective forms of birth control, with a 99 percent effectiveness rate when used correctly. However, in real life conditions, the implant is usually a more effective form of birth control than the pill.

Does the implant cause depression?

Do I need to use condoms while on Nexplanon?

Like the IUD, Nexplanon does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. So even if you have a Nexplanon implant, you should use condoms to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections if you are at risk of exposure.

Where does the rod in a contraceptive implant go?

The contraceptive implant is a small plastic rod which is inserted underneath the skin on the inside of the upper arm. It can stay there for up to three years to slowly release the hormone progestogen. How does it work?

Are there any side effects of a contraceptive implant?

Are there side effects for a contraceptive implant? Some people experience side effects from the implant, but many people don’t. Irregular menstrual bleeding is the most common side effect. Periods may also become lighter, heavier, or stop altogether. Other side effects can include:

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

Common side effects may include: changes in your menstrual periods; vaginal itching or discharge; acne, mood changes, weight gain; breakthrough bleeding, menstrual cramps; nausea, stomach pain; breast tenderness; dizziness; or.

How does a contraceptive implant in the arm work?

According to the NHS, the contraception offers more than 99% protection from pregnancy, without you having to remember a thing. When you have it fitted, a small flexible plastic rod is put under the skin in the upper arm by a doctor or nurse. It works by releasing the hormone progestogen into the bloodstream to prevent ovulation.