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What are side effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing implant?

The most commonly reported side effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing implant are changes in menstrual flow, bleeding between periods (spotting), vaginal discharge, stomach pain, headache, acne, and changes in mood. Less common side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, back pain, anxiety, decreased sex drive, weight gain, skin problems, hair loss or growth, hypertension, and anemia. You may experience several of these side effects of the levonorgestrel-releasing implant, or none at all. If they are severe, persistent, or worsen, contact your doctor.

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