20/08/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
8+ years
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I used a gynefix copper coil for 14 years (obviously changed it inbetween). I had no obvious issues with it for years until earlier this year when I had an endless period and post coital bleeding. It was cervicitis. When it was removed, the BV that I had magically disappeared. Since stopping my periods have been all over the place – shorter and longer cycles with very short period (2 days). Apparently there is a delay in getting pregnant after the copper coil but am yet to try.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

No effects

Impact after using

Mood
Somewhat positively
Weight
No change
Periods
I don’t know/can’t tell
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

Since stopping my periods have been all over the place – shorter and longer cycles with very short period (2 days). Apparently there is a delay in getting pregnant after the copper coil but am yet to try.

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