Does hormonal coil (IUS) cause vaginal dryness?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on hormonal coil (IUS)

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

Getting the kyleena coil inserted was quite painful. I got very intense cramps the moment it was inserted and I felt quite light-headed and a bit sick. The cramping lessened a bit after 5 mins or so but continued for the next few days. I bled for a few days after insertion but it wasn't heavy or anything. Positives: My periods became super light. I barely needed to use any period products - I would just wear period pants for the first 2 days then use nothing. Negatives: Cramping leading up to my period got worse. I got quite bad breast tenderness - a symptom I'd never had prior to the coil. I seemed to get thrush more frequently than before and also had a lot of vaginal dryness. The main negative for me was that I would start getting extremely anxious 1-2 weeks before my period was due. I'd regularly break down crying, read too much into things that people said, be very self-conscious, constantly worry about everything and not want to go out to any social events. I had never experienced anything this extreme before getting the coil. The doctor told me these feelings didn't have anything to do with the coil (she did say there's a small chance it amplified feelings that were already there. I chose to take the coil out anyway just to see, for my own peace of mind. It's like night and day. I got the coil out while I was on my period and the weeks leading up to my next period I did not experience any of these symptoms, and this has continued to be the case since I got the coil out 7 months ago.

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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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Used for 6 - 12 mo
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  21st Jan 24

  •  Stopped using

The insertion was not as bad as I expected, I was really optimistic afterwards. However within 4 weeks of having it fitted I had gained 14lbs and all periods had stopped which threw me off a little.

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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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