Does copper coil (IUD) cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on copper coil (IUD)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

A great deal

28%

None or not sure

24%

A bit

18%

Quite a bit

15%

A lot

15%

Out of the 546 reviews for copper coil (IUD), 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 week ago

  •  Stopped using

Copper coil did not work with my body, I had really heavy periods. I became extremely emotional crying all the time at random times of day. The actual insertion and removal were not painful though, my problems were having the coil.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

1 year + of heaviest periods and cramps covering 6 days. Most of my time complaining about the pain which led to moodiness. Had it removed after 2.5 years and now on a combined pill. Feeling much better. Good if you forget to take pills though


Top side effects not reported

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0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I wanted a long-term non-hormonal option and this works great. My first period after having it put in was a lot heavier than usual but it settled quickly back to pre-coil levels. I had concerns that using the copper coil with endometriosis might not be compatible. I do get more painful cramping during periods and around ovulation than pre-coil but it's still very manageable. Overall for me it's been by far the best of a bad bunch!


Top side effects not reported

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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

43% 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

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