Having a coil fitted may be uncomfortable though this should not last for a long time. The discomfort has been described as is quite similar to menstrual related pains. A fitting will probably not cause much pain if you have birthed a child already, as the cervix will be more pliable somewhat.
Yes, you may use tampons, moon-cup or pads while using an IUD.
You might have irregular bleeding patterns during the first few months after using an IUD. Some women have heavier, longer or painful periods.
The coil may be pushed out by the uterus or it can move. This can possibly happen after it has been put in. As such, your Gynaecologist will show you how to check the coil threads every month and you can always arrange a follow up appointment for 6 weeks after the initial fitting.
Although it is not possible to get pregnant while having the IUD fitted, there is a small risk of an ectopic pregnancy. The risk of ectopic pregnancy is less for women who use an IUD than in women who do not use any contraception at all.
Yes, the IUD is suitable for women who are breastfeeding, though you have to wait for at least four to six weeks after giving birth before getting it fitted.
No, there are no long term effects of IUD use and fertility
Your partner should not be able to feel your IUD during intercourse. However, if they can feel the threads, it is advised to talk to your Gynaecologist and check if your IUD is in properly in place. They might be able to cut the threads a little.