A simple and non-invasive procedure
What happens when you need to remove a contraceptive implant?
Just like with the insertion, a doctor or nurse gives you a shot to numb a small area of your arm. Then they make a small cut and remove the implant. You usually just feel a little pinch or stinging when you get the numbing shot. After that, it shouldn’t hurt when they make the incision or take the implant out.
If you want to continue using an implant, you can get another implant put in during the removal of your old one or you can get any other contraceptive.
Frequently asked questions about Implant Removal
It’s possible to get pregnant right away. If you get your implant removed and you don’t want to get pregnant please get another contraceptive.
Overall, you should feel completely normal after getting your implant taken out. Your arm may feel tender or swollen around where the implant was for a few days. It may look bruised for a week or two. Your doctor or nurse will tell you how to wash and take care of your skin for a couple of days after removal.
Unless you start another hormonal birth control method after removing the implant, your period will go back to how it was before you got the implant