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IN Health & Fitness ON 01 Oct, 2015
27-year-old Cassie Edwards from Buckinghamshire got her belly swollen like a balloon after the birth of second child. Edwards claimed it happened when she used a contraceptive coil. She told the 'whale-like' figure forced her to wear maternity clothes.
After her second child, Cassie decided not to have any more kids and got IUD coil fitted in her body. But within few weeks, her tummy started swelling. Even after all tests and observations, doctors couldn't find any wrong inside.
She said: 'My body thinks I'm pregnant again, it's so odd. I have a larger bump than I did when I was actually pregnant. It all happened after the coil was fitted, so I can only put it down to that. I can't go out the house without someone asking me when I'm due. I lost all my weight for nothing.'
She further told: 'People ask me when I'm due, and my eldest daughter is confused by mummy's new bump. All my hard gym work has gone to pot, and all I can do is cover myself with baggy clothes. I've prided myself on my body and always being healthy, and now I look like a whale. I feel embarrassed and scared of the big baby-less bump. If it gets any bigger, people will think it's twins.'
Doctors are looking forward to perform more treatment. And they still confuse if any contraceptive device may cause such side effect. Leila Hanna, a gynaecologist at Queen Mary's Hospital told MailOnline: "there are two types of coil, Intrauterine System and Intrauterine Device (IUD). They both are 99 percent effective against pregnancy." She further explained: 'Mirena is progesterone-based. Some ladies are sensitive to this hormone and it causes them to feel bloated. They have pre-menstrual symptoms like tender breasts. This is common, it would explain her swelling. The copper coil is non-hormonal. It wouldn't change her hormones or make her fat or slim. Cassie may have had an infection that would make her feel bloated. It would be from an inflammatory reaction."