Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause breast enlargement?

How our community feel they have been impacted by breast enlargement on hormonal coil (IUS)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

73%

A bit

14%

Quite a bit

7%

A lot

4%

A great deal

2%

Out of the 741 reviews for hormonal coil (IUS), 0 people (0%) reported breast enlargement.

Reviewers that reported breast enlargement as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

In my teens/early 20s I was on the combined pill, but decided to stop and never go back to it as I felt it messed with my body and mood too much. Getting the IUS was the best decision I made. It was quite uncomfortable during insertion but the doctor put me at ease. I got quite a few cramps in the first few days but it quickly settled down. Periods are much lighter to the point where they are barely there, with only the occasional short-lived cramping. I haven’t noticed any particular side effects that affect me. I can forget about contraception for 5 years which is fantastic! Although this has hormones in I am happy that it is a much lower dose than some of the other options. Would definitely recommend and get it again in the future.

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Overall helped to regulate my periods, but also had significant side effects on my food intake/weight and on my energy levels.


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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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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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