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Is it normal for Implanon to move?

Yes, it is normal for Implanon to move. The Implanon device is placed under the skin of the upper arm near the inner bicep. However, due to the body’s natural movements, the device can sometimes move from its original position to a different area.

The Implanon system is designed to remain in place once it has been inserted, and it normally does not migrate away from its original position. If the Implanon device is not properly inserted, or if the arm experiences some trauma, it can shift its position.

If you think that your Implanon device has moved, you should make an appointment with your healthcare provider to assess its position. Generally, if the device is still in the general arm area, your healthcare provider may not need to remove it and reinsert it.

If the Implanon has been shifted to another location, your healthcare provider may need to reposition or remove the device and reinsert it during a minor in-office procedure.


Can the Implanon move out of place?

Yes, the Implanon can move out of place. Over time, the flexibility of the Implanon can cause the device to move from its original insertion point. This can happen due to arm movement, as the Implanon is inserted in the upper arm.

Additionally, if the implant was not inserted properly, the motion of the arm can cause it to become displaced even more easily. However, if the Implanon is damaged, or the arm has been injured, it can lead to the device being moved.

If the Implanon moves out of place, it increases the chances of the device being ineffective in preventing pregnancy. If you think the Implanon has been displaced, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

How do you know if your Implanon has moved?

Implanon is a contraceptive implant that is placed in your upper arm under the skin. It is a very effective and convenient method of contraception. However, it is possible for the implant to move from its original position underneath the skin.

If this happens, you should be aware of the potential signs that suggest your Implanon has moved.

The most common sign is the development of a visible lump in the area of your upper arm where your Implanon was originally inserted. This lump usually appears a few weeks after the implant is inserted and, if the Implanon has moved, it may appear to be slightly higher than where the original implant was inserted.

Other signs of Implanon displacement are pain and tenderness in the area where the implant was originally inserted, as well as a change in the texture of the skin. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor or clinic so they can assess and re-insert the Implanon if necessary.

Lastly, you should also remember that even if your Implanon has moved, it can still be effective in providing contraception. However, if you are unsure, it is always best to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider to ensure you remain fully protected.

What happens if my implant has moved?

If your implant has moved, it can cause a few different issues. Depending on where the implant has moved to, it can affect how well it works. For example, if the implant moved closer to the surface of the skin it may not work as effectively because it is not in the optimal location for proper stimulation of the nerve.

Additionally, if the implant has moved too far from the nerve, it may not provide the relief you were looking for.

It is important to not ignore the symptoms of the implant having moved and to talk to your doctor to determine the best course of action. Your doctor will likely recommend an MRI or CT scan to locate the exact position of the implant and determine what, if any, repairs need to be made.

Based on their findings, your doctor will recommend the best treatment for the moved implant which may include adjusting the position of the implant surgically, replacing the implant, or switching to a different type of treatment altogether.

Once the treatment is completed, it is important to give yourself a few weeks to see how the implant responds and if your symptoms improve.

What causes an Implanon to move?

Depending on the placement, an Implanon can move if the surrounding muscle or tissue has experienced any type of trauma, such as from an injection or from intense exercise. Additionally, if the Implanon has not been inserted correctly, it could potentially move because it has not been properly secured.

There is also the possibility that the Implanon has shifted due to the natural movement of the body over time. Lastly, if the Implanon is inserted too deeply, it could be difficult to find and may have moved further up or down the arm.

Can NEXPLANON move a little?

Yes, NEXPLANON can move a little, though usually not enough to be felt by the individual. The insertion process requires that the implant remain in the upper arm and is done through the insertion of a flexible, soft rods in a specific part of the arm.

Once inserted under the skin, it can move slightly due to muscle movement, but should stay in place within the upper arm area. To ensure that it stays in the correct position, a healthcare provider may take a physical exam and ask the individual if they can feel the NEXPLANON or if it has moved.

If it has moved, it may need to be re-positioned or taken out and replaced.

How do I know if something is wrong with my NEXPLANON?

If you think something may be wrong with your NEXPLANON, it is important to contact your healthcare provider to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. They will be able to assess the situation and provide guidance and support.

Signs that there may be something wrong with your NEXPLANON may include pain or tenderness at the implant site, lack of bleeding or spotting, nausea, sore breasts, weight gain, headache, or depression.

If you experience any of those symptoms, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

In some cases, an ultrasound or MRI may be needed to confirm that the implant is positioned properly. Additionally, your healthcare provider may be able to feel the device in your arm during an in-person physical exam.

If you think something may be wrong with your NEXPLANON, it is important to take action and contact your healthcare provider right away so they can provide the necessary guidance and care.

How do you know if your NEXPLANON is broken?

If you are concerned that your NEXPLANON implant may be broken, it is important to check the insertion site for any signs of the device. Signs that your NEXPLANON may be broken include pain and tenderness, a change in the shape of the device, or signs of bruising or bleeding at the insertion site.

NEXPLANON may also leave behind tissue fragments at the insertion site, which can be detected using an X-ray or ultrasound. You may also experience unexpected or irregular bleeding if your NEXPLANON is broken or has not been properly inserted.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your health care provider to arrange for a visit or an ultrasound to verify if the NEXPLANON has been broken.

Why is my implant Wiggly?

Your implant may be wiggly for several different reasons. Initially, if your implant was placed very recently, it may just be that your body is still adjusting to the new foreign material. Some wiggling is normal, although if it’s too much you may want to talk to your doctor to make sure it’s normal and hasn’t shifted out of place.

If your implant has been in place for a while, then it could be due to implant deflation or aging. Over time implants can deflate, causing it to wiggle or become less firm or even saggy. You should talk to your doctor if you notice a significant change in your implants’ firmness.

Also, the position of your implant may cause some wiggling, as implants placed below the muscle are less supported than those placed above the muscle. Lastly, it’s possible for infection to set in around the implant, which can cause it to move more than normal.

If you’re concerned about your implant that’s wiggling, you should speak to your doctor for an evaluation.

Can a moving implant be saved?

Whether a moving implant can be saved depends on what type of implant it is and why it is moving. For example, if it is a dental implant that is moving due to infection or compromise of the underlying jawbone, then surgery may be needed to secure the implant in place.

In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to address any underlying infection before any surgery is performed. For implants that are moving due to other causes, such as external factors like trauma or an underlying medical condition, the implant may be able to be salvaged but additional medical support may be needed.

In some cases, a restricted diet or lifestyle modifications may be recommended to reduce the risk of the implant moving or shifting. Ultimately, the best way to determine if a moving implant can be saved is to consult with a medical professional who is familiar with the particular implant and circumstances.

How common is it for Nexplanon to migrate?

Nexplanon implant migration is considered to be relatively rare, occurring in only 0. 1-2. 4% of patients. Migration of the implant from its original placement site is most commonly associated with incorrect or inadequate insertion techniques.

Having experienced an accidental displacement of the Nexplanon implant can result in an increased risk for certain side effects such as ectopic pregnancy, irregular bleeding, or pain. Any experienced pain should be discussed with a healthcare provider.

It is important to consider that doctors may not be able to detect migration immediately or clearly see the implant at the follow up visit. It might be helpful to use ultrasound from a pelvic scan to make sure that the implant is in the correct place.

The healthcare provider is likely to recommend further testing if they suspect migration.

It is always important to follow the instructions given by a healthcare provider on how to check for the implant. Proper use of the applicator might also assist in reducing the likelihood of migration.

Why does my arm hurt where my Nexplanon is?

Nexplanon is an implant that is placed in your arm, just under the skin. It’s used for contraception and releases a small amount of hormones into your body to prevent pregnancy. Unfortunately, some people may experience side effects from the implant and arm pain is one of them.

The arm may hurt where your Nexplanon is because the body is reacting to a foreign object. This can cause inflammation, which can be uncomfortable. The body may also produce a small amount of scar tissue, which can lead to irritation.

Additionally, the hormones released from the implant can cause some people to experience soreness in the arm where the implant is placed. In some cases, the inflammation can progress to an infection, so it’s important to keep an eye on any swelling or redness near the implant.

If you’re concerned about your arm pain, contact your doctor to have the implant checked out.

Can Nexplanon go into muscle?

No, Nexplanon should not be inserted into your muscle. The device is a matchstick-sized contraceptive rod that is inserted just under the skin of your upper arm. It releases a low dose of the hormone progestin, preventing pregnancy for up to three years.

The insertion is a minor procedure, performed in a healthcare professional’s office. It only takes a few minutes, and local anesthesia is usually not required. After insertion, you should be able to feel the rod under your skin and you can ask your healthcare professional to show you where it is.

It is important to note that Nexplanon must be inserted exactly as instructed and must not be inserted into a muscle as this can decrease the effectiveness.