Hormonal coil (IUS)


About the reviewer

Time used
1 - 3 months
Had children
50kg - 55kg / 7st 12lb - 8st 9lb
Currently using
Yes I'm using it currently


The insertion was something that scared me but if i can do it ANYONE can!!! The first time I had it done I was with a really awful nurse who gave me no numbing treatment and just gave me a pelvic exam without even talking through it with me. I found that super painful so she stopped the whole treatment and told me I need to get used to it as men are much bigger! The absolute worst thing anyone could say when I was already gutted and embarrassed that i couldn’t tolerate it! So i went home, and thought about it and made the decision to go back but asked for a different nurse, so they put me with their experienced doctor. This lady was AMAZING! she explained everything to me in great detail, and gave me some local anaesthetic gel to insert myself before the process which really helped! She also gave me a smaller speculum (it’s measured on height and i’m only 5ft2) and took her time with me while putting me at ease and explaining it to me. It took 3 tries but she eventually opened the speculum fully, which was the worst part for me. However once this was open the rest happened so fast. It was a little bit of weird pressure and a few cramps and BAM it was done!! The insertion really isnt too bad so long as you have a great friendly nurse, and they take their time with you. It was really crappy on the way home, i had awful cramps and almost passed out but after a tiny nap the pain was gone! My period has now stopped and I have little mood swings (only about 3 days a month where I would normally be having a period). I definitely recommend this but make sure you do your research and tell the nurses to take their time, as it isn’t pleasant but definitely doable and over in no time!

Impact whilst taking

Somewhat positively
No change
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking


Spots or acne

Latex allergy

Increased sweating

Back pain

Vaginal discharge


Womb cramps

Vaginal dryness

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