04/07/2021

Copper coil (IUD)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
No
Height
5'9"/175cm
Weight
115kg - 120kg / 18st 1lb - 18st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

The fitting of the coil felt a bit strange, and I was definitely tender for a day or two down there, but it calmed down very quickly. I had it done on my period. I had a tiny spot in my undies about 2 weeks later, but no other bleeding outside of my cycle. My first period after fitting was a bit heavier, and so I was trying to use my menstrual cup, and unfortunately managed to pull my IUD out. I think the strings got trapped between my fingers as I squeezed the cup to take it out. It didn’t hurt, I could only feel a slight pinch, which told me that something happened. I would maybe advise against getting an IUD if you want to continue using a menstrual cup (which I wasn’t willing to part with, as I fond it was my best friend for period worries).

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

No effects

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
1 month
Sex drive
No change

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

I decided to try a different contraceptive method, but I may go back to the IUD at some point in my life.

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