Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause improved skin?

How our community feel hormonal coil (IUS) has affected their skin

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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15%

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Out of the 755 reviews for hormonal coil (IUS), 0 people (0%) reported improved skin.

Reviewers that reported improved skin as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

  •  Still using

Had the coil recommended by a gynaecologist to combat my estrogen dominance which was causing me very irregular but really heavy periods. I haven’t had any negative side effects thus far and my skin has got much better, however I did have constant, light bleeding for 3 months after insertion.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I had an awful time getting it in and out. I have never given birth, which can make it worse. The cramping pain was so bad, I vomited when getting it in and they had to use arterial forceps to remove it as the strings got lost (ouch). My skin was better and my moods were more stable. My period also stopped which saved a lot of money. I gained a lot of weight, though and the amount and intensity of my migraines increased a lot. I also had terrible cramping pain despite no periods, which was linked to PCOS. I haven’t had any symptoms since getting it removed 2 years ago.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

the coil was much better than the pill for me, especially in terms of my mental health.


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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

41% 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

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