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    Would i look stupid if i went to the clinic worrying that my contraceptive implant has broken after only a few days of it being in my arm? I had the implant put in my arm on friday for the first time and me and my partner want to have intercourse when it starts working this friday but ive been reading on the internet that the implant can break. When i was at work on Saturday, i banged my arm by accident quite a few times so im just worried if it has broken as it is placed quite close to the surface of my arm so i would imagine it could break quite easily. Im not sure how flexible they are as my doctor didnt show me the implant before she put it in my arm. I would rather go to the clinic before friday and have an xray or something just to make sure everything is okay just before i have any intercourse. I dont know how to tell / what it feels like when it has snapped you see so i would need an xray or something.. am i worrying too much?

    You should be able to tell if it's broken. When I had the implant, I could put my fingers at either end of it on my skin and feel it, I'd have been able to tell if it broke. However depending on swelling and just the general shape of you arm you may not be able to, I think it's very unlikely it has broken but there's no harm in ringing the clinic to see if they can tell you
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    Unless you've broken your arm in the right place, it's extremely unlikely that you've broken it. Even if you did, in most cases, the contraceptive effect would continue.

    But you're worried, so talk to them about popping in for a check. It shouldn't need an x-ray - a simple feel should suffice.
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    You would be able to tell if it was broken. They are really flexible and I'd say quite difficult to break, since you've had it for a couple of days it's probably just sore. The amount of times I've banged mine etc it's been fine
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