10/02/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
75kg - 80kg / 11st 11lb - 12st 8lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

Make sure your doctor knows to how insert it, that the strings are long enough, and does an ultrasound follow up. My IUD was inserted wrong bc my uterus is misshapen. It was still effective but I had to have it removed bc of the potential risks. Also, the strings were too short so my partner felt them stabbing him when we were having sex sometimes. If my doctor had done an ultrasound after it settled, I think timing is normally 6 weeks, then they would have known it was sitting right and removed it.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Enlarged breasts

Spots or acne

Cystitus

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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