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Implanon implanted in left arm, pain, swelling, small lump. Is it due to Implanon?

I have Implanon birth control in my left arm . Two days ago i started having a pain in my left arm and when I extended my arm i had pain from my shoulder to my elbow . The next day the pain had moved to my armpit where it now looks slightly swollen and I can feel a small lump and now when I try to left my arm at the shoulder i have a strong pain. could it be caused by my implanon?
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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Jan 2018
Dr. Purushottam welcomes you to HCM virtual clinic!
Thanks for consulting at my virtual clinic. I have carefully gone through your case, and I think I have understood your concern. I will try to address your medical concerns and would suggest you the best of the available treatment options.
Although it is most unlikely because of IMPLANON, you need to get it confirmed by clinical check up.

If there is pain, swelling, redness at the site of implanon insertion, and also painful , nodular swelling in the same arm pit it needs treatment.
I will suggest a course of antibiotic AMOXY -CLAV 625mg twice a day for 5 days, and Tab CALPOL 650 mg as needed for pain.

I hope my answer helps you.
Wish you great health.
Dr Purushottam
Answered: Thu, 14 Jan 2016
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