Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause body hair increase?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on hormonal coil (IUS)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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82%

A bit

10%

Quite a bit

6%

A lot

2%

A great deal

1%

Out of the 741 reviews for hormonal coil (IUS), 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  19th Feb 24

  •  Still using

For the most part, I love the mirena and of contraceptives I have tried, it’s my favourite by far. I like that you don’t have to think about it too much aside from checking the strings. It doesn’t have an impact on my mood like others did. The only drawback is random cramping I get with it that feels quite unexplained and not tied to my cycle. It can be quite sore and after reading other women’s reviews online, it seems quite common but like a lot of contraception symptoms, unexplained.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I previously had another hormonal contraceptive before changing to jaydess. I changed to jaydess as I wanted fewer hormones in comparison to the last. I didn't experience periods with either contraceptive forms, which worked for me at the time, but then I began to grow paranoid at the effect it was having on my body. I didn't experience any "negative" side effects other than that I noticed I was experiencing dark facial hair on my chin leading down to my neck, about 6 hairs in total. But totally killed my confidence. I had the jaydess removed 3 weeks ago, experienced what I believe is a withdrawal bleed so awaiting the true return of my period... which I'm hoping won't take too long to return! Massive positive since removal is how much I've noticed my sex drive has increased! I didn't even truly realise how it had effected it.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Oct 23

  •  Stopped using

I loved the coil. I had minimal hormonal side affects compared to the pill and the implant. I stopped having my period which for me was a bonus. It was also great not having to think about contraception for so long. I would highly recommend the coil. I would suggest speaking with a gynaecologist if you have any side affects as some medications can cause them to be worse.


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Hormonal coil (IUS) common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

63% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported tender breasts

42% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported vaginal discharge

29% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported lower back pain

27% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported breast enlargement


Possible hormonal coil (IUS) side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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