We’ve had our xG3 in for 4 weeks now, and I’m a little concerned that it might be rejecting?
The skin over one end of the magnet is showing the sort of ‘cheese cutter’ effect we see with rejecting piercings - where one at a time a layer of skin will kinda peel off, and each time the piercing comes a layer closer to the surface.
Now, this is happening exactly where the needle went in, so it could be a healing issue. But this is our 12th injected implant and we have never had any of them take 4+ weeks to fully heal.
The magnet is in the blade edge of our hand and I’ve attached a pic, with arrows kinda showing where the two ends of the magnet are. The arrows aren’t touching the magnet cos that’d obscure the actual important bit. I.e. on the left side, the magnet is directly under the discoloured area of skin.
FWIW we haven’t done anything crazy with the magnet, we totally left it alone for like the first 2 weeks, and since then have only rarely lifted paperclips or coins, but mostly we’ve just ignored it.
Finally, the area is not inflamed or swollen or showing any signs of infection. There are occasional sensations of very mild pain / discomfort from the area where we’re worried about.
Oh and the magnet is in our left hand - we are right hand dominant but do use the left quite a lot too. Not quite ambidextrous but like, say 40% left / 60% right. So it does get used a fair bit despite being the nondominant hand. Dunno if that makes a difference. (Like, we mouse left-handed so that part of the hand spends a lot of time against the desk when we’re working.)
Again, this is our 12th implant and the first one we’ve seen this kind of reaction with, which is why we’re a bit concerned.