Copper Coil Contraceptive

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Okay so I got the copper coil around 5 weeks ago and since then I've been on my period 3 times, once for about 6 days, then again for 3 days and then again for 11 days. The bleeding has been extremely heavy and I've been in so much pain, having to take tramadol every 4 hours. I thought maybe I had an infection or something. Anyway, I went back to the clinic where I had it fitted and a doctor checked to see if he could see the threads. He said everything was fine but I'm still in so much pain! I felt like I was going to faint the other day at work and just feel so weak! It really doesn't feel normal to be in this much pain constantly rolleyes does anyone have any advice or going through the same thing!

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    Hey, I had mine fitted in February and I still get really heavy periods and pain. Mine is normally a few days before and then the forst 2days when I'm in the most pain but normally Ibuprofen does the trick for me. From the information I was given from my doctor when I had minr fitted heavier periods are normal with the copper coil. Did you ask about the possibility of an infection at all when you went back? Hopefully it'll settle down in the next couple of weeks/months as your body gets used to it being there. K x

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      I've tried ibuprofen but it doesn't seem to do anything so Im just taking tramadol :C I did mention infection but he just said its uncommon to have an infection so early on but he didn't check to see if I had an infection rolleyes I'll see how I go! Thank you for the advice!!!! I hope yours settles too! X

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    Hi. I had mine fitted just under 2 weeks ago it is a copper, non hormonal IUD. I got my period as expected but it wasnt heavy or any longer than normal. They say it can make periods irregular, prolonged and more painful and it should settle within 6 months. I think it is expected but obviously isn't nice to endure. 

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    It really does sometime haha, why havent they invented contraception for men yet?! I can imagine it would impact them less. Hope things settle for you soon. 
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