Can the contaceptive implant break?

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I got the implant a week ago and have nocked it a few times. I'm a little worried that it will break. Any advice?

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    It would be pretty impossible for the nexplanon (presuming that's the implant you have) implant to break or snap. It's made of a flexible yet sturdy plastic, you would have to hit it super hard and probably seriously damage your arm for it to break as long as it has been fitted properly. It is also implanted under a layer of tissue which cushions it from impacts.

    I've had mine for 6 months and am really pleased with how it suits me.

    Check out the nexplanon website for other information: www.nexplanon.co.uk

    LuLu

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    That's not necessarily true. I have the Nexplanon implant. My old one broke and they can't explain why. I have never had trauma to either arm. They literally cannot explain why it broke.

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    I had the implant for the full 3 years. I don't know much about it breaking. I do know though that I could feel it in my arm and actually see it if I pushed on one side of it. I would think if it was broke you'd be able to feel if it was or at least see it? Just a suggestion. I know it would hurt here and there if I pressed on my arm right over where it was but not broken. I guess anything is possble. I just thought I'd suggest at least feeling it first or if you are really worried I'd of course check with a doctor. Good luck.

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      Hi Im 22 and I just got on the nexplanon today, but I was on depo provera for the past 3 years. Anyways I've noticed you've been on the nexplanon for the full term and so I was wondering if you have any information or advice you can give me about it. I guess I'm just kinda worried ice never had anything be inside my body like this if that makes sense 😂😂? Please and thank you ??

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      HI....Nexplanon was my first ever birth control at 33 years old. Honestly I had a lot of not so good side effects from it. I thought it would be perfect for me and unfortunately even though I kept it for the full amount of time it wasn't the best. At first I didn't have a period for a full year which was awesome. Then after that year I got a period that would last weeks and it was very, very heavy period, then the periods lasted for MONTHS. I didn't ask the doc to try to regulate the periods until it was almost time to get it out and that didn't work for me either. I gained a lot of weight, I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life. I still have that weight right now. I would cry and get angry very quickly. Very tired and always hungry...figures why I got all this weight. Getting the implant removed was also not to fun. They dig it out, it felt like the lady need about 4 more sets of hands to help remove it and it left a pretty noticeable scar. I hope that this won't make you feel bad about your choice just because this is what happened with me doesn't mean it'll be the same for you. Let me know if you have any other questions. I wish you the best.

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    nah it wont break. its a thin piece of plastic so very hard to break unless you cut it in half? no need to worry. you get used to it being there - may take some time a few weeks/months 
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