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Implanon rod birth control in arm

Patient: I got implanon taken out and when the dr grabbed it he also grabbed a nerve now I have numb and pain in armWhat can I do




Symptoms: Numb, sharp shooting pain sometimes and other times just pain in arm

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.There will be some pain in removal of the Implanon, which generally subsides by a day.In your case, since it seems to be severe in nature and also associated with numbness, it needs immediate examination.Kindly see the doctor at the earliest.Until then, you may take a pain killer of NSAID group or paracetamol, available over the counter.Rest your arm and avoid vigorous activity .You may need physiotherapy sessions.Hope this helpedRegards


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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