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Cooper coil

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Peewee21 Tue 13-Feb-18 07:52:15

Hi, hope someone can help.
So I decided to have the copper coil fitted as been on the mini pill for some time and my mood swings were awfull.
I had this done yesterday it was not the nicest of things to get done and was painfully. Yesterday evening I was in a lot of discomfort with cramps ( iv not had periods pains for about 8 years) slept awfull last night because of it, today still in discomfort and bleed over night, this morning when I went to the toilet I had what looks very much like the plug you lose before going into labour (sorry to much information). Just wanted to hear other peoples experience on having coil fitted.
Thank you.

Wetwashing00 Tue 13-Feb-18 09:48:33

I had an awful 1st time which I won’t go into.
2nd coil was mega painful and I actually passed out walking home, The ambulance was called and I went to A&E, the doctor felt my lower abdomen and made me check the threads then I was sent home as he said everything was fine. During the 6 week check up the nurse said I could experience pain for a while as the womb contracts to push out the foreign body (coil) until it gets used to it.
It ended well and I kept it in for 5 years, I’m on my 3rd coil now.
Generally pain & bleeding isn’t nice for 6months-1 year.
If it’s unbearable then you should have it removed.

Keep an eye on any kind of discharge...did you have swans taken before the coil was inserted?

Peewee21 Tue 13-Feb-18 09:59:17

Thank you for your reply.
Yes I had swabs taken at the same time as I had coil put in.

Wetwashing00 Tue 13-Feb-18 10:03:23

Hmmmmm
At my doctor surgery they won’t insert the coil until the swab results are back/negative.

TMI this bit
My period blood really ranges...So metines at the end of my period it can appear a bit plug like.

dontquotemeondailymail Tue 13-Feb-18 10:13:41

Yes, similar experience. After my first copper coil I had bad cramping and heavy bleeds for along time after, I think on and off for about 10/12 weeks. But, after that it all settled down and totally fine.

Obviously if the pain gets too much, or the bleeding is too heavy though, get it checked out.

LoveInTokyo Sat 17-Feb-18 17:04:07

I didn’t have any problems having it fitted. It think it does make cramps worse and my periods heavier though. But it’s the most reliable non-hormonal method so I put up with it.

yikesanotherbooboo Sat 17-Feb-18 20:19:49

I had 2 copper coils which covered about 20 years between them.
A bit crampy to insert with a bit of bleeding for a day or two but they were no problem whatsoever after that.my periods were a little heavier and longer than they would have been without the coil and I had a little more discharge but in every other way they were fantastically reliable and side effect free.

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