Copper coil (IUD)


About the reviewer

Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


Previous review about the insertion of the copper coil, now wanted to update as I’ve had it for 6 months now. First 3 periods were painful with cramps coming sporadically the week before i was due and 2 days of cramps for the first days of my period. I used strong painkillers they gave me when i had it fitted. The period itself was much heavier than ive ever had and at times i would leak from the tampon or pad. Since about month 4 period the pain has got better and i haven’t needed to take painkillers, cramps before the period have got better but there is still some discomfort and on the first days of the period. I also noticed spotting around days of ovulation (i only due to period tracking app) or if i have sex close to my period. I have stuck through it and at times thought i cant continue due to the pain and heaviness of the period, i do feel like it has got better over the past few periods and the benefits of not thinking about contraception and non hormonal Do out weigh the negatives, but for anyone thinking about it, do be prepared for heavier more painful periods.

Impact whilst taking

Neutral - no change
No change
Heavier periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Back pain

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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