HELP! Symptoms of pregnancy on Implanon? :(
SallyGator · 02/01/2012 14:38
I'm currently on the Implanon implant, and I've read thru a lot of things on the net saying it is very possible to get pregnant on Implanon, despite my GP saying nobody gets pregnant on it, ever. I've been on it since June 2010, I'm 16 at the moment (please don't judge), and I'm in a relationship with my 18 year old boyfriend, have been for 6 months. I never originally wanted to get the Implanon implant (blame it on a VERY controlling ex-boyfriend) and now I have it, they refuse to remove it until 2013. Enough of the backstory, lol
About 3 days ago, I noticed my breasts were very tender, and it hurt a lot for my nipples to be touched. They are still hurting today, and also I've been peeing WAY more than normal. I don't know if I'm thinking way too deep into things and getting worried too much, but I don't know D: Do I leave it or do I get a pregnancy test? Are these symptoms normal? HELP! :(
mumtobe123 · 02/01/2012 14:46
just go to the doctor and explain your symptoms, I'm not sure if you can do a test with an implant or not and the quicker your mind is at ease the better, no contraception is 100% only not having sex is lol
if your doctor is a pain, just see another one, or maybe a sex clinic?
gd luck x
freelancescientist · 02/01/2012 15:38
Firstly pregnancy tests would work on implanon. Secondly it is a very reliable form of contraception but as mumtobe said none is absolutely 100% and of course if you google you hear about the very small number of failures.
The other thing to remember is that implanon is progesterone, and it is this hormone that gives you some of the symptoms of pregnancy (like sore boobs and weeing a lot).
If you google implanon and go to its official site there is some useful advice there.
south345 · 02/01/2012 15:43
They can't force you to keep it in, I had one in may 2010 and was fine for a year then bled heavily then I had pregnancy symptoms sickness sore boobs and weight gain but wasn't pregnant. I got mine out as I hated it I just went to family planning and they did it there and then.
lovechoc · 15/01/2012 10:35
Just got the implant in earlier this week. No problems so far...hoping this is the contraception to stay. Have never used hormonal contraceptives until now. Hope things are working out for you SallyGator. Can you access a family planning clinic?
lovechoc · 15/01/2012 10:38
After speaking with a HV about my initial reluctance of going on the implant, I was explaining about the stories online of how women get the implant and then fall pregnant. She said it's more likely they were in the early stages of pregnancy and then got the Implant not realising. I know I definitely was not pregnant at the time of getting the implant (more chance of hell freezing over!).
OneBlessedMama24 · 23/01/2012 04:08
Hey ladies ok so I have had this Implanon since NOV 2010 and for the first 6 months i bled non-stop and then it was every month no matter what on the 8th!! and I got a VERY light one in Nov and then Dec i got a 2 days brownish looking spotting(old blood) looking and I have had 3 kids 5 pregnancy's but this is not like any of them at all!!! i have the VERy tender Breasts, back ache all the time, went to the Dr last week and got a blood test and it came back neg but i called the # from Implanon and they said to ask for a ultra sound and my dr said no!! I have hard lower abdomen, and harder stomach and I am plus size so would this make a difference?? Im so worried i don't need to go thru another miscarriage!!! HELP!!!!!!!!
OneBlessedMama24 · 23/01/2012 04:12
"freelancescientist" For one you "CAN NOT" get a positive pregnancy test on Implanon my Dr said so as well as the PPL from Implanon they told me to ask for a ultra sound and two Dr's should explain that crap to us then not say you will not get periods and make it sound great!!!!
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