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Kyleena IUD side effects

3.2

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Kyleena IUD

Kyleena IUD common side effects

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Period like cramps

85% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported period like cramps

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Lower back pain

62% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported lower back pain

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Headaches

54% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported headaches

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Tender breasts

46% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported tender breasts

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Migraines

39% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported migraines


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  • 8% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported body hair increase

  • 8% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported a latex allergy

  • 8% of Kyleena IUD reviewers reported thrush


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  • Period like cramps (85%)
  • Lower back pain (62%)
  • Headaches (54%)
  • Tender breasts (46%)
  • Migraines (39%)
  • Nausea or vomiting (31%)
  • Dizziness (31%)
  • Vaginal discharge (31%)
  • Sweating more than usual (31%)
  • Hair loss (31%)
  • Migraine with aura (23%)
  • Cystitis (15%)
  • Vaginal dryness (15%)
  • Breast enlargement (15%)
  • Pelvic infection (15%)
  • Discomfort wearing contact lenses (8%)
  • Body hair getting darker (8%)
  • High blood pressure (8%)
  • Body hair increase (8%)
  • A latex allergy (8%)
  • Thrush (8%)

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

This caused pain/vomiting/inability to sleep for 3 months after insertion. I was promised it would improve, and told to just keep giving it time. Severe menstrual cramps continued the whole 2 years that I had this. Doctors promised many times over the 2 years that my symptoms were normal and/or not due to the IUD(both incorrect). Around the 9 month mark I began to develop progesterone hypersensitivity autoimmune disease. This continued to progress until I removed it. This new condition landed me in the ER multiple times due to anaphylaxis: asthma, heart palpitations, high BP, frequent fainting, extreme rashes etc. I had to quit my job because I was not functional on any level. Luckily I eventually figured it out.

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Mar 24

  •  Still using

It is nice to never be worried about pregnancy. The random bleeding, frequent cramping unrelated to bleeding, and breast shrinkage has not been great.. but all better than pregnancy i guess. I am definitely more emotional. I used to cry 1 day/month typically day before starting my period. I now cry ~70% of the month.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
32 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  12th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

While this birth control didn't cause me to bleed like several others had, I became depressed and had painful cystic acne all over my face and began to get some on my back as well. This was completely irregular for me.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
15 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4th Mar 24

  •  Still using

8===D


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
21 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  20th Feb 24

  •  Still using

when i got the iud put in the pain wasn’t too bad but after a short time the pain got worse and worse and i literally cried myself into exhausted sleep. my periods are just as long, heavier, and more irregular. my cramps hurt worse and they last longer, my breasts are always tender, i can’t lose weight i just keep gaining, my acne is either barely noticeable or flaring up very badly at random, and i almost always have a headache or migraine


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
33 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  17th Feb 24

  •  Still using

I love that I don’t have to worry about taking a pill, but the painful cramps and acne that I’ve experienced make it not worth it to me. I will be switching BC methods soon.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Sep 23

  •  Still using

The insertion is intense but the place it and forget about it element about IUDs is worth it!


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  29th Aug 23

  •  Stopped using

I had a very good experience with my Kyleena IUD. I got it right before going away to college for the first time because I didn't want to deal with birth control pills while dealing with moving to a new environment, starting higher level classes, being far away from my PCP, etc. and I knew I wouldn't want to become pregnant while at college or in the year after graduating. Contrary to most, I didn't have any pain with insertion. The speculum made me more uncomfortable than the actual IUD insertion. I had bleeding for about two weeks after insertion then didn't have any periods until it was almost expired. Those periods were very light with very little cramping -- honestly more like spotting. The worst part of having an IUD, in my opinion, is getting it removed. It wasn't necessarily painful -- just a slight pinching or scraping feeling. However, I had a lot of difficulty finding a doctor who would actually do the removal. Most receptionists told me I should return to the doctor who originally placed it, which was not possible for me after moving 12 hours away from that doctor's office, no longer being enrolled in the insurance that doctor accepted, etc. This would obviously not be a problem for someone who doesn't plan on moving during the duration of the IUD. Overall, I definitely recommend Kyleena to anyone who isn't too worried about the pain that normally comes with insertion and/or knows they don't want to become pregnant within the next 5 years.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  28th Jul 23

  •  Still using

I have had an increase in sweating excessively on the Kyleena IUD. I had mine placed in November of 2022 after being on the Nexplanon implant for almost 3 years (2 years 8 months). I switched from the Nexplanon due to heavy bleeding for 10-15 days every 16-20 days. The placement of the IUD was painful as I have not had a child before, but the pain was manageable. I have a heart condition that causes me to lose consciousness and I notified my gynecologist that placed it before so she was aware. She was wonderful in giving me something to help increase my blood pressure, lower my heart rate, and keep me conscious after the placement. I did have to wait for about an hour after placement at the office due to my symptoms, however I have not had any issues out of the ordinary since! I do not have periods anymore while on the Kyleena which- for me- is a blessing!


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  21st Jul 23

  •  Still using

Love the Kyleena! I had lots of side effects with birth control pills (mood swings, weight gain) and experience very few on the Kyleena. The only thing is that my period is irregular. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend it for people who want peace of mind and few side effects.


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