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I have nexplanon implant in my arm. I have had it two years as of November (2014) and I have had serious issues like when I take any form of antibiotic I automatically get yeast infections. I also have this weird symptom where between my vagina lips at top where the meet (kind of like makes a ^ shape has been like cracked or something. Real dry. Can't figure out how to explain what it looks like. I have been married to the same partner 7 years, have had the whole panel of test and my dr seems to not be worried about it. Do u think it has anything to do with the birth control? Maybe the hormones or something. I'm debating on taking the implant out but will it take this awful symptom along with it when it goes?


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replied June 1st, 2014
Birth Control Answer A47556
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Opportunistic infections are possible after antibiotic use as they eliminate both harmful bacteria and natural flora of the body. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Taking probiotics should also help to resolve your symptoms. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Vaginal dryness can be caused due to changes in hormonal levels, use of any medications affecting vaginal pH, insufficient arousal, fear or anxiety, lack of emotional bonding, use of irritants, vaginal infection etc. Treatment involves treating the underlying cause for the dryness. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.


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