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Implanon placed in arm, rod is bent inside. Missed periods, symptoms of pregnancy. Cause for pregnancy?

hello , i had implanon place in my arm june of 2011 and over the last couple months i have been having pain and noticed my rod is bent . i have missed my november period and have had all the preg symptoms (mom of 2 kids). Called my doctor explained everyting and they seemed really worried at the fact that you can see the rod under skin when i bend arm and also at the fact the rod is bent . is it abnormal? Could this cause a pregnancy?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2016
Implanon is sub dermal contraceptive method,used for 3 yrs and effective more than 99%. If it is bent and painful to arm,then need to remove it and insert new one.
It has some side effects & it varies with woman like irregular period with prolonged amenorrhoea, headache,wt change, ,DVT,abdominal discomfort,nausea,fatigue,mood swing etc.
Do a blood test for B-hcg to clear doubt about pregnancy. Need to do some investigation like USG lower abdomen,thyroid profile,LH/FSH to rule out underlying pathology if any.
Avoid stress,take healthy diet,control body wt and proper sleep.Do periodic health checkup to your doctor.
Be well.
Answered: Sun, 16 Mar 2014
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