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Questions on IUCD: side effects & pain

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: December 9, 2021 4:31 AM

Anonymous 5 months

Hi I am a married woman who is currently taking OCP, Yasmin. I’ve already on my 2nd month of taking this OCP. However I am thinking of using IUCD as contraception as I am starting to feel side effects of Yasmin ie: mood swings and breast pain. I’d like to know the side effects of IUCD and whether it is painful when inserting it. Thanks

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 5 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your health issues.

For your information, the common IUD side effects include:

  • irregular bleeding for several months
  • lighter or shorter periods or no periods at all
  • symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which include headaches, nausea, breast tenderness, and skin blemishes

Some discomfort is common and expected with an IUD insertion. Up to 70% of people who have not given birth report feeling mild to moderate discomfort during the insertion process. Most commonly, the discomfort is short-lived.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and explanations from us, you can talk to our doctor online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Dec 09 2021 04:31:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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