07/10/2019

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 5 years
Had children
No
Height
5'7"/170cm
Weight
70kg - 75kg / 11st 0lb - 11st 11lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I have had two coils inserted. I had the first one for about 3 years. The insertion was painful and I had bad cramps for 4/5 days after. I don’t think this one was inserted correctly despite my annual check up as I pulled this out! Around 6 months ago, I had a second coil inserted. Hormones never agreed with me and whilst the insertion and persons after were painful, I loved the coil due to the lack of synthetic hormones. The insertion of the second coil was a lot less painful and so far, the cramps haven’t been as intense as the first one. This one is a 5 year coil (Nova T) which contains less copper (the first coil I had was a 10 year coil)

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I don’t know / can’t tell
Periods
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Back pain

Womb cramps

Cystitus

Thrush

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