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Hello Scarleteen [Smile]

From my previous thread you'll know that I was havin g difficulty with having vaginal sex. Happy to say that thanks to the advice on here I learned to relax and not rush into it, thinking it was something I needed to do there and then. I'm able to have sex comfortably now and I just wanted to thank Heather and Robin and of course all contributors to the sight for being such a helpful resource.

Since starting to engage in intercourse I went and had the implant (nexplanon) fitted on the 30th of January with no problems. very minimal bruising and the soreness was gone mostly within about 3 days. (Just so you know, we've been backing up with condoms too.)

However, today I've noticed my implant area, directly over where it is situated, is very very itchy. The skin has gotten a little red and warm from be scratching and one thing I've noticed is the positioning of the implant is slightly off-keter. Not hugely, just it doesn't run along parallel to the bone of my arm and sits slightly like an (/)but at a less severe angle. Hope that makes sense. Mine was inserted on the back of my arm, above my elbow.

Are these things any reason to worry?

I am just concerned that it is actually working or not. I can feel the implant easily and I'm not sure if the / positioning of it in my arm is due to it moving slightly, or it was always positioned like that. Will this affect my protection?

Thanks as always!

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Robin Lee
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Hi 708,

Yay. I'm so glad to hear intercourse is more comfortable and enjoyable for you now. Thanks for letting us know that you found approaches that worked for you.

In terms of the implant, if you have any concerns about its positioning, consulting with the healthcare provider who put it in is really your best bet. The itching is most likely from the area continuing to heal, though if it keeps up at the same level of discomfort for more than a day or two you'll want to check in with your provider just to make sure things are okay. I'm not hearing anything alarming here, though. [Smile]


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Hi Robin,

It's absolutely no problem. Think you guys deserve a bit of feedback for all the hard work you do [Smile]

I'm not really worried about the positioning itself, only if this could affect the effectiveness of the implant itself. I've had no other side affects with it thus far, which is great. The itching has literally only started within the last day.

I will give my doctor a ring. She was a qualified fitter for nexplanon, so I think the chances of anything not working correctly are probably quite low.

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