Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
12 - 18 months
Had children
115kg - 120kg / 18st 1lb - 18st 12lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


I have not had children and found the experience of the coil going in a bit uncomfortable but not terrible. It was also very quick! I had quite bad period type cramps and some bleeding that day- needing painkillers and a sanitary pad. I always had very painful periods anyway due to my womb being retroverted so not that unusual for me really. I did then have some spotting and cramps on and off for up to 6 weeks afterwards I’d say. I then had about 2 very light periods as per my normal cycle and I’ve now not had a period for over a year which I think is great! I’ve had spotting once or twice. I took the mini pill for a few weeks before having the coil so I think this helped me achieve no periods on the coil. I’m really happy I chose it and other than the fact I will probably think about children before the 5 years is up I would have another one!

Impact whilst taking

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

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Latex allergy

Womb cramps

Vaginal discharge

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