11/06/2020

Kyleena

Hormonal coil (IUS)

4/5

About the reviewer

Age
31-35
Time used
18 months - 3 years
Had children
Yes
Height
5'6"/167.5cm
Weight
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently

Experience

I’ve had kyleena for 2 years now. Months 1-3 I had significant cramping (requiring Tylenol daily to function) and steady bleeding. After that the bleeding gradually got lighter and lighter (though still constant) for nearly a year, and infrequent cramps. A year later I have minimal spotting and vaginal discharge but no periods to speak of, though I seem to be cramping more now, as if I’m cycling. Pros- less anxiety over unwanted pregnancy from missing a pill, fewer mood disturbances compared to oral contraceptives, amenorrhea after 1 year. Cons- significant constant cramping for first several months, then constant spotting for 1 year.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
No change
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Loss of sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Tender breasts

Increased body hair

Spots or acne

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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