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The woman is taking birth control implant in her arm, moved it, moved it to the lung: report

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If you are a Portuguese woman who has abnormal vaginal bleeding for three months, went to her gynecologist for a check — up only to learn of her birth control implant had dislodged from her arm, and made his way to her left lung, according to a recent report from BMJ Case Reports.

The 31-year-old woman, who was not identified, used the contraceptive implant – Implanon NXT, especially for the eight years before the incident occurred. The first of these was placed under the skin on her arm in 2010, to be followed by a substitute in 2013 and 2017.

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When doctors examined the woman, and she wasn’t able to get the implant, that is about the size of a matchstick in her right arm. After you run the scan, it for the implant and the…in her left lung. The device had migrated there, according to the report.

“Chest x-rays showed that the implants are located in the lower lobe of the left lung, and a CT is attached to the implant, and it is located in the lower lobe of the left lung,” the doctors wrote in the report, it is very difficult to get an exact location.”

A contraceptive implant is about the size of a matchstick.
(Mayo Clinic)

The woman with the implants can be surgically removed without any complications. She was discharged from the hospital four days later, at her follow-up appointment “had no symptoms and a normal surgical wound healing; x-rays of the chest are normal.”

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Once they are inserted under the skin in the upper arm, specifically, “about 8 to 10 inches above the elbow on the medial aspect of the nondominant arm,” according to the report, contraceptive implant works by releasing a low, steady dose of a progestational hormone to thicken cervical mucus and thin the lining of the womb (uterus), according to the Mayo Clinic, which concluded that the implants, which generally suppress ovulation, as well.”

Though rare, the migration can occur if the implant is placed too deeply into a patient’s arm. According to a 2017-study, for example, a 37-year-old contraceptive implant and migrated to her lungs, after having entered a vein in her upper arm and tore through her body, and ultimately make his way to her heart and lungs.

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