Contraceptive Implant fitting and removal
How is the contraceptive implant fitted?
Nexplanon, the contraceptive implant is a small plastic rod which is placed in your upper arm. Local anaesthetic will be applied onto the area so that you do not feel any pain when the implant is inserted. The entire process should only take minutes and you will be free to leave the clinic shortly after the procedure.
How does the contraceptive implant work?
Once the implant has been fitted it will release progestogen into your bloodstream which will prevent the release of an egg every month. It will also thicken your cervical mucus which makes it difficult for sperm to move through the cervix and thins the lining of the womb, a fertilised egg is less likely to implant itself.
When can I have the contraceptive implant fitted?
You can have the contraceptive implant fitted at any point during your cycle however you should use condoms for the first seven days.
Will I feel any side effects after having the contraceptive implant fitted?
You might feel a little tenderness in the area immediately after having the procedure but this will subside within one or two days.
Other side effects reported are mood swings, breast tenderness, headaches, change in mood, acne and your periods might become lighter or stop all together.
How often will I have to replace the contraceptive implant?
You should change your contraceptive implant every three years.
How is the contraceptive implant removed?
To remove the contraceptive implant a local anaesthetic will be applied to the area in your upper arm where the implant has been fitted. A trained practitioner will make a very small incision into your arm and the implant should simply slide out. This should be a pain free procedure and can take place in our clinical setting at The Cooden Medical Group.
How much should I expect to pay to have a contraceptive implant fitted or removed at The Cooden Medical Group?
|Implant removal and insertion of new implant||£285|