Implants – What You Need to Know
The implant is a small, soft piece of plastic that is placed under the skin in a woman’s upper arm. It contains a hormone called progestogen, which prevents pregnancy by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg and thickens the lining of your womb so that a fertilised egg can’t implant. It is more than 99% effective (that means less than 1 in 100 women get pregnant each year using this method).대구임플란트치과
It lasts up to 5 years and is easy to use. It is reversible, so you can ask your care provider to remove it any time you decide to stop using it or if you want to try to become pregnant again. It’s also estrogen-free, which means it doesn’t increase your risk of blood clots like other methods that contain estrogen.
A doctor or nurse inserts the implant for you and it only takes about a minute. They will numb your arm with local anaesthetic before they do this, so you won’t feel any pain. When it’s time to have it removed, they will numb your arm again, make a small cut in the skin and then pull it out.
Your care team will check your whole health before you can have an implant inserted. They will then decide on the best date for you to have it put in based on your period cycle and any birth control you are using.
You may have a little bleeding while the implant is being put in. This will settle over time. About 20% of people with implants will have more frequent or longer periods than usual while they have the implant. This will improve over time too.
Once the implant is in, it works on its own to prevent pregnancy. It’s important to use a back-up method of birth control (like condoms) as well for the first week of your menstrual cycle, just to be extra safe. You can’t see or feel the implant, but your care provider will show you how to feel for it.
If you have an implant, it’s very important to let your care provider know if you change any of your normal medications or if you have serious health problems. These can affect how well the implant works for you.
The implant doesn’t protect against sexually transmitted infections or HIV (sexually transmitted diseases). So, you should still use a condom every time you have sex.램브란트치과