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Pain in the left shoulder and elbow after implanon placed. Swollen armpit. Reason?

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 : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.

Rarely side effect like fibrosis around the implanon or development of infection etc can occur.
The lump you are feeling could be swollen lymph node.
So you once consult gynecologist, get examined.
If the presence of infection is confirmed you may need antibiotic course and anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs.
Possibly with this the symptoms will decrease.
For more details you can ask me through:
Take care.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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