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Kyleena coil reviews

3.6

116 reviews

Kyleena is a hormonal coil similar to the Mirena, but is slightly smaller in size so it may be more comfortable to fit. It also has a lower dose of progestogen in it, so possibly fewer side effects than the Mirena coil. Due to the low level of hormone, your bleeds may not be as light or more frequent than they would be on other hormonal coils. Kyleena can stay in for up to 5 years.

Every 5 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

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None

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Kyleena coil

Kyleena coil benefits

Some of the benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this contraceptive

Heavy periods

Kyleena coil ingredients

Main hormones in Kyleena coil

Androgenic progestogen

Kyleena coil alternatives

Contraceptives that work in similar ways, or brands that have close or exactly the same hormonal ingredients


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3.6

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
42 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

Kyleena coil  

When first inserted 3 months ago the cramps lasted for about 2-3 weeks inconsistently and occasionally get random ones between cycles, I still get occasional spotting for 1-2 days and periods now last longer than before (originally 3-4 days, now about 4-6 days, sometimes they stop then start again over two weeks). The most frustrating thing is not being able to predict when your period will start, they are getting lighter, but I had hoped they would stop. Also a note on insertion, I know this is all recommended beforehand but make sure you take the pain killers, only local anaesthetic is applied which seemed like it made no difference. You will likely have cramps for at least two weeks or longer whilst it settles down.

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Decreased sex drive

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4 days ago

Kyleena coil  

The experience is very good in terms of contraception. However I have had quite irregular periods which can be heavy alongside bad cramps.


Top side effects not reported

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Kyleena coil  

I started it after changing from the copper coil. Having previously had no issues with the mirena coil i thought this would be fine but instead i got constant spotting, bled after sex, had a painful and irritated cervix and lost my sex drive.


Somewhat negative mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Apr 24

Kyleena coil  

After having fibroid operation . I wanted contraceptive with no estrogen and ideally low progesterone. Wasn't many choices it was either mini pill or coil which you take on time all the time which didn't suit me. Plus I don't suit the more modern progesterone. Makes me crazy so it had to be iud coil. I've had many Mirena in past which were great masking at my heavy bleeding from my fibroids. But tended to have low moods which I put down to progesterone. So why I went for kylenna, a coil lower version progesterone with same amount of years. Initial side effects but amazed how little I bleed and i feel moods swings aren't strong as they were on the Mirena coil. I feel more even. I think definitely sensitive to hormone changes so I see this as a benefit for me.


Very positive mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3rd Apr 24

Kyleena coil  

I never leave reviews but felt like I needed to because I was terrified of getting this, I’ve always struggled with hormonal acne, thrush and am incredibly susceptible to drastic mood changes due to birth control. This was my last hope as the pill never agreed with me and I didn’t want the heavy bleeding from the copper coil. The insertion was really not even bad it did hurt a bit but was over so fast, I even went for a walk with my friend that evening and was absolutely fine! I had some cramps and bleeding for a few days after but nothing major and since I have had no side effects except a late and very light period that’s it! So please don’t be as terrified was after hearing so many horror stories, I was completely fine :)


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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 12 - 18 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st Mar 24

Kyleena coil  

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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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  4th Mar 24

Kyleena coil  

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.


Very negative mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  23rd Feb 24

Kyleena coil  

Great but painful to insert


Improved skin

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Jan 24

Kyleena coil  

I wanted to try something different to the Pill and the coil came highly recommended. However, getting it inserted was horrifically painful, the doctor gave no guidance on which coil would be best, leaving me to choose. Over the course of a year, I've experienced low mood, rapid weight gain, depression and pain. The only positives have been convenience and stopping of periods.


Somewhat negative mood

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Hormonal coil (IUS)  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  13th Jan 24

Kyleena coil  

Made me feel agitated and down most the time. Lost a lot of hair. Had that feeling of you’re about to come on your period but my period never came. Just spotting and heavy discharge. I have ADHD and this contraception definitely didn’t agree with me.


Very negative mood

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