Does kyleena coil cause body hair increase?

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

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Out of the 114 reviews for kyleena coil, 0 people (0%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

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

  •  Still using

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.

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

  •  Still using

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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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  31st May 23

  •  Stopped using

I wish I could say that this contraception has been perfect for me like others who have tried it but afraid I had quite a few issues in the 7 months I had it in. Positives - Definitely noticed that my hormones were barely affected, I felt content and happy a lot of the time. I have been far less teary than when I was on a combined pill to regulate my periods and barely any mood swings! Negatives: Unfortunately 3 weeks after the coil being inserted, I got a raging kidney infection. Over the next few months, I got random persistent aches, near my hip that would be stronger around ovulation, which I'm getting checked out if it is cyst related. Far more breast tenderness too. And then the joy of joys of repetitivr thrush and cystitis!

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Kyleena coil common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

77% of kyleena coil reviewers reported period like cramps

54% of kyleena coil reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of kyleena coil reviewers reported vaginal discharge

33% of kyleena coil reviewers reported lower back pain

31% of kyleena coil reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible kyleena coil side effects

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