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Copper coil problems

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Can copper coil cause infection ( funky discharge and itching)?

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There is a reported higher risk of bacterial vaginosis with both copper and hormonal IU devices

Hi when you have the copper coil you are very prone to infections. I had a copper coil and had to have it removed recently as over the past year I had been suffering from thrush infection on and off. After 4 years I had the coil removed and since then I have not had any infection. I would advise you to get medical treatment to help treat the infection and hopefully it doesn't return.

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Felz in reply to Female1977

Thank you for replying. I had the coil fitted May this year and since then, I have taken four courses of antibiotics, and the itching and abnormal discharge is still present. I think I will just get the coil removed.

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