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Contraceptive Implant Removal

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Contraceptive implant removal

A simple and non invasive procedure

What happens when you need to remove a contraceptive implant?

A nurse or doctor will take your implant out of your arm after 3 years (for an Implanon ) or 5 years (for a Jadelle) or whenever you want to stop using it. Removal is usually fast and easy.

Just like with the insertion, a doctor or nurse gives you a shot to numb a small area of your arm. Then they make a small cut and remove the implant. You usually just feel a little pinch or stinging when you get the numbing shot. After that, it shouldn’t hurt when they make the incision or take the implant out.

If you want to continue using an implant , you can get another implant put in during the removal of your old one or you can get any other contraceptive.

How soon can I get pregnant after getting the implant removed?

It’s possible to get pregnant right away. If you get your implant removed and you don’t want to get pregnant please get another contraceptive.

What should I expect after I get my implant removed?

Overall, you should feel completely normal after getting your implant taken out. Your arm may feel tender or swollen around where the implant was for a few days. It may look bruised for a week or two. Your doctor or nurse will tell you how to wash and take care of your skin for a couple of days after removal.

Unless you start another hormonal birth control method after removing the implant, your period will go back to how it was before you got the implant.

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