06/04/2020

Copper coil (IUD)

3/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
6 - 12 months
Had children
No
Height
5'3"/160cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

I had the copper coil twice – both times the insertion was very painful, but quick. The first time I had it, the coil came out while I was taking a shower with no pain whatsoever, about two months after insertion. I had a new one put in again and it was a relief not having to take the pill everyday or have to worry about depression or mood shifts caused by hormonal contraception. I had spotting for the first month and then my periods became regular, lasting for at least 7 days. When I hit the 6 month mark I started having recurring yeast infections, and I ended up having the coil removed after 9 months. I’m still treating the infection so I can’t say for sure the IUD was the cause.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Thrush

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

Vaginal dryness

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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