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Itchy Contraceptive Implant

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    I've had the implanon implant since september/october. Quite often I find the are that it is in is itchy Especially in the mornings and now I woke up this morning and it is SO SO itchy! I'm trying really hard to not scratch it and concentrate on something else but I just want to have a crazy scratch at it! The spot that they inserted the implant is raised up in a lump and white.
    I'm just wondering if this is normal? Does anyone else with an implant get this?
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    It is either healing, which can be an itchy process but shouldn't take too long, or it is infected, in which case you need to go back and get them to look at it.
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    Yeah if you've had it in for so long and your body isn't used to it then I would get it checked at - mines never been itchy.
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    Its been too long for it to still be healing, get to your gp this week and get them to have a look.
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    Mine itches too sometimes, and I've had it in the same amount of time... I hope its ok lol! I've got a little white scar too

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    I've had the implant for nearly two years now. and mine's soooo itchy. especilly at night. i feel like ripping my arm off. then i get the same white lump and my arm goes all warm.
    went to the docs about continous headaches and as i was putting my coat back on he got a glimpse of it and told me to go back to the clinic, as it shouldnt look like that, and shouldnt be itching so much after 2 years. theres always a red line down my arm is aswell with the implant underneath.
    I'm not sure whether to go back to the clinic, because i dont no whether its gonna be worth it x
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    (Original post by jodiemcfc)
    I've had the implant for nearly two years now. and mine's soooo itchy. especilly at night. i feel like ripping my arm off. then i get the same white lump and my arm goes all warm.
    went to the docs about continous headaches and as i was putting my coat back on he got a glimpse of it and told me to go back to the clinic, as it shouldnt look like that, and shouldnt be itching so much after 2 years. theres always a red line down my arm is aswell with the implant underneath.
    I'm not sure whether to go back to the clinic, because i dont no whether its gonna be worth it x
    Thta red line sounds a bit like an infection, please go back to your GP asap.
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    I just had implant replaced after three years and just had an extremely itchy spell like after the first one was put in. The first time I had implant put in it was so itchy and they thought I got an infection so I had antibiotics but it was itchy for months and months on and off and gradually reduced.
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    hi this is the second implany ive had put in but in a slightly different place not on the muscle more near the elbow joint and its so itchy! I don't ever remember it being itchy befor ehope it stops coz driving me mad!
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    I've had mine for about the same time as you and yes sometimes scars are itchy don't worry about the little white lump that's just the scar and it won't be infected cause it would be warm and red and sore, mine itches too and my doctor said it was just hormones so nothing to worry about x

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