28/03/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
36-40
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
55kg - 60kg / 8st 9lb - 9st 6lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I had the copper coil fitted 6 months ago. Before the coil my periods were always very light and regular with no spotting. I now have heavy bleeding for about 7 days, stomach cramps for at least 3 weeks out of the month and on and off spotting for about 2 weeks. My mood has been impacted due to the heavy bleeding, cramps and spotting. I am going to persevere and hope the side effects decrease over time.

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased body hair

Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

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