Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause pelvic infection?

How our community feel they have been impacted by pelvic infection on hormonal coil (IUS)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

94%

A bit

3%

Quite a bit

1%

A lot

1%

A great deal

1%

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

Reviewers that reported pelvic infection as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Dec 23

  •  Stopped using

The Kyleena affected my mood dramatically, even triggering panic attacks and hyperventilation. I also started experiencing spasms and swelling in my legs which due to past injuries created pain. My periods became very clot heavy - with really severe cramps.

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jun 23

  •  Still using

Its was ok until I started getting depression / low mood 10 months in, along with cystic acne (getting a prescription retinoid & taking skin supplents fixed te skin, but the low mood continues). I had cramping / bleeding most days for the first 6 months that gradually got lesser up until 12 months - but it is still there and I can get 10 day long cramping bleeding periods. I also now get rectum pain / aching which is annoying but not unbearable I did get weight gain at first, but that went away (which doesnt usually happen for me), so that was really good. Initially my boobs were larger / I would get tender breasts, but that has also now gone Ultimately these symptoms were OK for me, as I was using this to avoid really bad PMS / endometriosis pain - but the depression is now getting too much for me, so I have done an online colsult with The Lowdown & am taking steps to try something to fix this (would highly recommend this)


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
43 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th Jun 23

  •  Still using

I had a pretty bad storey few months with the coil. I got an infection post insertion and can pelvic pain on and off for a few months. Nothing major more annoying than painful. Periods very very light. Then I had another infection and it was more painful this time. Turned out the strings were left too long and that was was causing the discomfort and infections. I’ve had them trimmed and I’ve not had any issues since. I get some slight cramping around ovulation and period but hardly any bleeding more discharge. I found my moods have improved and I’m not so crazy with PMT each month. Overall I’m happy with it but it was a bit difficult for the first 6 months but I’m glad I stuck with it.


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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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