Does kyleena coil cause body hair getting darker?

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair getting darker on kyleena coil

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

87%

A bit

6%

Quite a bit

4%

A lot

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Out of the 116 reviews for kyleena coil, 0 people (0%) reported body hair getting darker.

Reviewers that reported body hair getting darker as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

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

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

The hormonal coil is the best contraception that I have used and helps me feel empowered over the decisions that I make about my own reproductive system. My fitting didn't quite go to plan, but it wasn't at the fault of the kind doctor and nurse who fitted it. I had an adverse reaction to the procedure where my blood pressure dropped significantly. Apparently this is a known side effect to the process and can cause some women to need the coil removed. After about an hour, my blood pressures went back to normal. I found that the hormone level in the Kyleena coil was better for me as the pill was made my mental health worse. My periods are very light and manageable and happen around every 8 weeks. My cramps for the first year of the coil were really bad and would cause me to double over and have to spend days in bed. However I am pleased that I stuck with it because that stopped eventually and now the pain is manageable with over the counter pain killers.


Improved skin

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Used for 12 - 18 mo
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 23

I have had the kyleena coil for just over a year and really like it. The insertion was absolutely fine with painkillers and I was very bloated but not in any pain after insertion. My periods returned (I was on the combined pill before this) after three months and are much lighter than before. My skin initially was quite bad but has cleared up now and my hair did start to shed but stopped after five months. My skin is perhaps a little greasier than before and I’ve got slightly darker body hair but otherwise no bad side effects really.


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Kyleena coil common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

78% of kyleena coil reviewers reported period like cramps

55% of kyleena coil reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of kyleena coil reviewers reported vaginal discharge

33% of kyleena coil reviewers reported lower back pain

30% of kyleena coil reviewers reported breast enlargement


Possible kyleena coil side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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