Does kyleena coil cause thrush?

How our community feel they have been impacted by thrush on kyleena coil

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None or not sure

73%

A bit

16%

Quite a bit

6%

A lot

4%

A great deal

1%

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

Reviewers that reported thrush as a side effect

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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 12 - 18 mo
39 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Oct 23

  •  Still using

Not having periods is really handy. I think my mood is a little lower but its better than when i was on Merina Coil. I definitely think my sex drive is lower but i also have three kids running around so it may not be just the coil!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  29th Jul 23

  •  Still using

Used this for the lower hormones as the pill was affecting my mood. Experiences differ but I have had a great one, went straight back to work after insertion. I have very light 4 day periods and no other side effects through the month - although this did take about a year to settle down. I did have an issue with new reoccurring thrush - which my GP agreed was due to the coil. Rather than getting it removed I was given enough medication to manage anytime that it might flare up. Will stay on this as my method of contraception as for me it has been the best one.


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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

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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