I've had the copper coil fitted today and I've got pretty bad cramps. They are coming and going but when they are here I could actually cry. I am also bleeding quite a lot, they said to expect some slight bleeding but I would say it's quite heavy at the moment.
Is this normal? I'm not a wimp with smear tests etc but I found the fitting quite painful, they couldn't get a 10 year coil in and had to go for the 5 year.
I've had 2 fitted in the past and nothing like this. Mild cramps and spotting. Sounds a it odd. That said I know someone who experienced similar to you and was told to see if settled after 24/48 hours by their doctor which it did.
I had horrendous cramps, way worse than the first time. It did pass after 3 days or so, when I told the doctor she said it was my body's way of trying to get rid of it like contractions! Totally freaked me out but the positives outweigh that negative.
No cramps at all now and no bleeding, so 3 days of cramps for 5 years of 'freedom' from the 'monthly curse'
I found it really painful and felt quite unwell for some time after - I don't remember any blood but definitely had cramps. It settled down after 24 hours though. If you don't feel better in a day or so I would see a doctor.
I felt horrendous. The cramps were unbearable, they started straight away and the doctor that fit the cool explained that the cramps are your body trying to expel it. Took me a few days to begin to feel normal
Not to scare you but I had the dreadful cramps too- like contractions. They went on for about 9 hours and my stomach blew up so i looked like I was about 5 months pregnant. Eventually I decided it wasn't right and I went to see the out of hours doctor at the hospital.
Long story short, the coil had perforated my uterus and I had to have keyhole surgery to get it removed from my abdomen. This was 2 weeks ago.
However- this is pretty unusual i believe. But worth bearing in mind.
I feel much better now thankyou! I've still got some spotting and until yesterday I still felt uncomfortable like I was aware something is inside me. But I'm feeling my normal self now so hopefully I'm through the worst thanks for all your help