Our specialist clinicians provide friendly and discreet coil fitting and removal for both contraceptive and hormonal IUD/IUS.
Nurse Fang He
Why you may need an IUD/IUS (coil) insertion and removal
The IUD (intrauterine device, or coil) is a small T-shaped device that’s put into your womb (uterus) by a specialist doctor or nurse. At the Private GP Clinic we have a number of experienced professionals who will discuss the benefits and risks along with what the procedure involves, in a discreet and comfortable treatment room.
Coils can be either plastic or copper, hormone or non-hormone.
IUD/IUS coils are an effective form of contraception and can last for many years. The IUS (intrauterine system) although similar to the IUD releases the hormone, progestogen in the womb, whereas the IUD releases copper.
When can you have a coil fitted?
As long as you are not pregnant, the coil can be fitted and removed at any time during your menstrual cycle.
How does an IUD/IUS coil work?
An IUD coil is a small plastic and copper device that is placed in the uterus (womb). The copper IUD prevents the sperm from surviving and changes the mucus from the cervix, preventing sperm from reaching the egg. The IUD is effective as soon as it is inserted and it lasts from 5-10 years.
The copper coil is a non-hormonal form of contraception, can be used during breastfeeding and is not affected by other medications.
Once the coil is removed fertility will return to normal.
The hormonal coil (IUS) is a small plastic T-shaped device containing the hormone progesterone, there are different devices available which vary in size and the amount of hormone. The duration of a hormonal coil is 3-5 years.
The IUS is a very effective form of contraception, by thinning the lining of the uterus it prevents the fertilised egg to implant. By thickening the mucus from the cervix, it makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus.
Advantages of the IUS include less painful lighter periods and its effectiveness is not impacted by other medications.
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Coil IUD Fitting – (Mirena/Kyleena) £420.00
Coil IUD Removal & Fitting, (Mirena/Kyleena) £475.00
Coil/IUD removal £150.00
An internal examination will be carried out prior to fitting or removing an IUD/IUS, as the procedure can be uncomfortable you may be advised to take some painkillers and local anaesthetic in the form of a gel is routinely used in and around the neck of the womb.
Following insertion, you may experience some bleeding; your specialist practitioner will advise you of all of the possible side effects.
Coil Fitting – £420
Coil Removal – £150
Coil Removal and Fitting – £475