09/07/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
5 - 8 years
Had children
No
Height
5'4"/162.5cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Upon getting a Paraguard I was told how much pain and disconfort were normal so I believed them. After 6 years of use with no obvious signs of a problem (back pain here and there, trouble doing backbends due to pelvic discomfort) I have the device removed and end up with a tubo-ovarian abscess.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
No change
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Latex allergy

Pelvic infection

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

Headaches

Dizziness

Back pain

Tender breasts

Latex allergy

Pelvic infection

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Experience after taking

After removal physical discomfort subsided with stretching, but I got a tubo-ovarian abscess shortly after.

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