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Implanon removed. Getting pinching feeling in arm. What could be causing this?

I had an implanon removed about a month ago, I had it in for about almost 2 years. Recently I have been having quick pinching feeling in that arm while doing certain motions with my arm such as buttoning my jacket the feeling is in the anterior part of my should. Why is this? Could the removal have caused damage to a nerve?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello, thanks for using HCM.
the insertion and removal of implanon is surgical. like most surgical procedures, there is a risk of injury to underlying tissue ( muscle, nerve, blood vessels etc). factors that contribute to a damage of underlying tissue during removal include a difficult removal, if the implanon is deep seated such as intramuscular, removal by an inexperience personnel etc. If you did not have of the these predisposing factors and if the implanon was correctly inserted subdermally (and at each time you could feel it under the skin), then it is less likely there was a neural damage.
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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