How do I know which IUD is best for me?

Some IUDs contain hormones and some do not. Each type lasts for a different amount of time and may result in different side effects. To determine the best IUD for you, talk with your doctor about your health history, how sensitive you are to hormonal contraception, and how long you’d like your birth control to last.

Which IUD has the least amount of side effects?

Paragard® Copper IUD

The copper IUD (Paragard) is the only hormone free IUD. It can be in place for up to 10 years. Because this device does not have any hormones, it will not change the timing of your period at all.

What is better the copper IUD or Mirena?

Mirena which one is effective for a longer time inside the body. For those who want a long-term solution, Paragard might be the better choice so long as all of the possible side effects have been evaluated and considered. Mirena remains effective for up to seven years and Paragard is effective for as long as ten years.

Do IUDs make u gain weight?

Key takeaways: Most available IUDs contain hormones called progestins that help prevent pregnancy. Gaining weight after getting an IUD could be due to water retention and bloating, rather than a gain in body fat. Two brands of hormonal IUDs, Mirena and Liletta, mention weight gain as a potential side effect.

Which is better Skyla vs Kyleena?

Kyleena has a lower dose of hormones than Mirena and LILETTA, and Skyla has the lowest. As the dosage decreases, the effectiveness decreases a little, but they are all still super effective at preventing pregnancy.

Does Kyleena hurt less than Mirena?

The Kyleena IUD is smaller in size and has a slimmer insertion tube than Mirena. This may make the insertion process less painful than a Mirena or ParaGard IUD insertion.

Does Mirena cause belly fat?

Weight gain can happen with hormonal IUDs due to the hormone, progestin, used. Any IUD weight gain is likely not an increase in body fat, but instead an increase in water retention. The hormone progestin may increase water retention that causes bloating, typically adding about five pounds.

What is the Mirena crash?

What is the Mirena Crash? The Mirena crash refers to the side effects some people experience after removing the Mirena IUD. Symptoms can last for several days, weeks, or months. The reaction to removal is thought to be caused by a hormonal imbalance from the body no longer receiving progestin.

Will I lose weight after removing Mirena?

To sum up, you could notice you lose a few pounds right away after your IUD is removed. Yet it’s also not unheard of to gain more weight, or have difficulty losing the weight you gained while the IUD was in place.