Does copper coil (IUD) cause lower back pain?

How our community feel they have been impacted by lower back pain on copper coil (IUD)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure


A bit


Quite a bit


A lot


A great deal


Out of the 549 reviews for copper coil (IUD), 0 people (0%) reported lower back pain.

Reviewers that reported lower back pain as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Copper coil (IUD)  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
44 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 day ago

Copper coil (IUD)  

For the first 3 months of Mirena coil, at ovulation time and period time I suffered massively with lower back pain on one side which spread into sever bloating which lasted for over a week at a time. I got so frightened there was something wrong that I ended up in A&e where they gave me scans, all clear, bloods, all clear. My husband noted the only change had been the coil. Even my doctor said she hadn’t heard that type of reaction but that it can take 3 months to settle. That was the third month and since then I have had no issues. Periods stopped immediately. It is working for me now but wanted to let people know this can happen as I googled so much to see if anyone else had had those issues. The coil is tricky.

Read more

Very positive mood

0 helpful


Copper coil (IUD)  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Copper coil (IUD)  

I have used the copper coil for nearly 5 years and it hasn't caused any issues except for slightly heavier/more painful periods for the first 4-6 months after insertion. However, after using it for around 3 and a half years, it did fall out during one particularly heavy period (which I believe was brought on by stress). I had a new coil inserted on the same day and have since had no issues.

Top side effects not reported

0 helpful


Copper coil (IUD)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
40 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Copper coil (IUD)  

I always suffered with hormonal contraception. Couldn’t take pill due to migraine with aura and the mini-pill caused near constant spotting so the copper coil was my last option except the FAM method. For the coil, insertion for me was painless but I had cramping for a while after (2 days) and some bleeding. My strings were very long so I had them trimmed right down a week after insertion. First few months I had very heavy long winded (9 days) periods but this calmed down after month 7 and now my periods are closer to 5 days but my flow is much heavier. I’ve been able to keep using my menstrual cup but just have to be careful to break the seal when removing. I get cramps leading up to and during my period which I hadn’t suffered since teenage years but they are manageable - just annoying. I believe I’ve put on weight since having the coil inserted but this could also be due to my age. Overall this has been the best contraceptive for me and the first time I’ve been synthetic hormone free since 19 years old.

Gained weight

0 helpful


Copper coil (IUD) common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

76% of copper coil (IUD) reviewers reported period like cramps

42% of copper coil (IUD) reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of copper coil (IUD) reviewers reported lower back pain

34% of copper coil (IUD) reviewers reported tender breasts

19% of copper coil (IUD) reviewers reported thrush

Possible copper coil (IUD) side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Best selling products in the UK

Levonorgestrel pill reviews

Top contraceptives for sale in the UK

Top 5 types of contraception for women

Order online

Order online now

Use our online prescription in under 5 mins

  • No GP appointment needed

  • Free standard delivery

Speak to a doctor

Not sure yet? Speak to a doctor

Schedule an appointment now

87% of women are happier with their contraceptive choice after speaking with one of The Lowdown's doctors

The Lowdown Footer

Women's health, reviewed.

Get the best women’s health info in your inbox

You are signing up to receive The Lowdown's latest findings and news in women's health. Your data will be used in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie policy

Built by doctors and experts

Our tools are made by medical professionals for your peace of mind

Pharmacy services provided by Phlo Technologies Ltd. GPhC reg number: 9011171

When you click on some links on this site, we may get a small affiliate commission