I have been using an IUD (Skyla) since December of 2014. After the somewhat horrific experience I had getting it inserted, and some mild cramping the first few weeks post-insertion, I was super happy with my decision. It was great not to have to worry about taking a pill everyday, my skin was clearer, and my periods were only lasting around 3 days. However, the past few months things have started to change. My periods have been irregular, I've had a lot of cramping and bloating, and I've experienced more extreme PMS symptoms than I have ever had before.
This all culminated in a trip to the ER last night, where I was told I ruptured an ovarian cyst. The ultrasound technician also informed me that I have 3 other large cysts (4+ cm) and a few smaller ones, along with a lot of free, complex fluid surrounding my right ovary, indicating a large one had ruptured. She seemed shocked when I told her I had no idea of my condition, figuring that the gynecologist would have let me know pre-IUD. After hours of waiting, the ER doctor came to inform me that she believed the cysts were being caused by my IUD, and I should make an gyno appointment to have the cysts looked at, and have the IUD removed. She also said she was concerned that I might have PCOS. I certainly plan on getting an appointment ASAP, but I am curious, are the cysts really being caused by the IUD? Its convenience and other perks are things I would find hard to give up. And, as for the PCOS, I am finding that hard to believe, as I don't have a single symptom apart from the cysts. Has anyone else had a similar problem? I would love to get a bit of insight before I head to my appointment. Thank you!