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Coil Fitting

Private IUD/IUS Coil Fitting or Removal Sevices in London

Private IUD Coil Fitting

The Gynae UK is one of the most trusted private gynaecology clinic in Harley Street, London for fitting and removal of contraceptive coils. We deal in both copper (IUD) and hormonal (IUS) coils. After you’ve booked your appointment with us, our private gynaecologist will involve you in a discussion to help choose the ideal contraceptive coil option. The extensive consultation followed by the coil fitting procedure usually lasts about half an hour.

contraceptive coil fitting

What you should expect during contraceptive coil fitting

The consultant gynaecologist at Gynae UK will start with a physical examination to determine the position and size of your cervix. Then she will proceed to fit the coil using ultrasound if required. The overall procedure will get over by 10 to 15 minutes.

Some women complain about the coil fitting procedure being painful and uncomfortable although our gynaecologist is highly trained and experienced in this particular field. At Gynae UK your comfort level and safety are the two most crucial aspects that we’re concerned about while fitting the contraceptive coil. We provide with numbing creams to minimise the pain and discomfort.

Different Types of Contraceptive Coils to Choose from

Contraceptive coils come in two varieties:
  • IUD or Intrauterine device or copper coil and
  • IUS or Intrauterine system or hormonal coil (Mirena/Kyleena Coil)
Contraceptive Coils

IUD (Intrauterine device)

IUD (Intrauterine device) fitting

It is also commonly known as the non-hormonal coil or copper coil and is a tiny piece of flexible plastic. Your gynaecologist will place it into the uterus to protect you from getting pregnant. This device can be easily removed once you decide to get pregnant or choose any other alternative contraception procedure.

  • The IUD is fitted right above the cervix and offers long-acting reversible contraception or LARC.
  • An IUD is made of copper and looks like the alphabet ‘T’.
  • On an average, it can protect you from pregnancy for up to 12 years although you can remove it whenever you wish.
  • The ‘fit and forget’ device has an extremely low chance of getting your accidentally pregnant.
  • An IUD can be fitted in place anytime during your menstruation cycle.
  • The copper coil does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs and STIs).
IUD or Intrauterine device

Benefits of IUD Coil

  • It does not interrupt or prevent your sexual activity.
  • It is absolutely safe even when you’re breastfeeding.
  • IUD gets into action the moment it is inserted.
  • The minimum lifespan of an IUD is 5 years while maximum is 10 years, depending on the brand of coil you choose.
  • It provides you with nearly cent percent protection from pregnancy during that period.
  • The IUD also reduces your chances of developing endometrial and cervical cancer.
  • The non-hormonal coil hardly creates complication with other medicines.
  • You can get it removed easily any time without affecting your natural fertility in any way.

Who is an ideal candidate for IUD contraception?

The IUD contraceptive device is ideal for just any woman. However, at Gynae UK our gynaecologist first enquires about your overall health and any medical condition that you may be suffering from. Questions will also be asked about your family medical history. Based on the facts the doctor will decide if it is the most suitable contraception procedure for you.

An IUD is often ruled out for a woman in the following cases:

  • Experiencing heavy periods
  • Suffering from pelvic infection
  • Suffering from unnatural vaginal bleeding
  • Allergic to copper
  • Diagnosed with fibroids

IUS Coil (Intrauterine system)

The IUS is yet another type of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) device. It differs from the copper coil or IUD in the sense that the device comes with an additional hormonal element to protect you from unwanted pregnancy.

  • The IUS is spherical in shape and contains hormones to prevent pregnancy.
  • It lasts up to 5 years but you can have it removed any time you want.
  • The device can fitted any time during menstrual cycle.
  • The hormonal contraceptive device starts its action almost from the moment it is inserted.
  • Just like IUDs, it does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs and STIs).

Benefits of IUS Coil

The IUS offers more benefits than you can count including the following:

  • It rules out the necessity of taking those daily pills.
  • It neither prevents nor interrupts your sexual activity.
  • The IUS hardly creates complication with any other medicine.
  • Once fitted, it keeps protecting you from getting pregnant for about 3 to 5 years.
  • The hormonal device is safe even when you’re breastfeeding.
  • IUS does not affect your natural fertility level in any way.
  • You can get naturally pregnant right away after having the device removed.
  • The IUS is also known to relieve period pains, making your periods lighter or stopping them completely.

Who is an ideal candidate for IUS contraception?

Contraceptive Coil Fitting - Gynae UK

Ideally, the IUS hormonal coil can be used by any woman. But the consultant gynaecologist at Gynae UK will first explore your medical history along with that of your family to pass on the final verdict. The IUS hormonal coil mostly suites women, who cannot consume the oestrogen hormone encapsulated in a pill.

However, the IUS contraceptive device is not recommended to the following women:

  • Heart complications or cardiac problems
  • Live disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Medical conditions detected at the cervix
  • Unaccounted vaginal bleeding
  • Problem in the uterus
  • Any untreated STD/STI or pelvic infection

Contraceptive Coil Fitting Procedure

After you fix an initial appointment with the gynaecologist, we will try to fit copper coil or IUD and ius or mirena coil immediately. Most patients will leave the clinic by fitting coil properly in its place. You may be asked to schedule for a second appointment after the last period when your cervix is flexible for coil fitting. The procedure of coil fitting usually requires five minutes, on an average.

We offer you with the suitable option of undergoing pelvic ultrasound scan to detect exact condition of your uterus and know where the device should be placed. The coil will then be inserted through the vagina and cervix, which is followed by another ultrasound so that it can be positioned properly. Hence, the attached thread will be trimmed at the cervix for future removal.

We use anesthetic gel to ensure you get the most comfortable treatment possible. Additional pain relief might be administered when needed.

Contraceptive Coil Removal Procedure

The IUD or IUS coil can be removed anytime you want. However, make sure to get it removed only by a pair of trained and skilled hands. Do not rely on any untrained individual for coil removal under any condition. You can get naturally pregnant once the coil is removed. At Gynae UK, we suggest people book an appointment for coil removal in advance. Our experts have a high success rate in coil removal.

Coil (IUD/IUS) Fitting or Removal Package in London:

  • Coil Fitting – £550
  • Coil Removal – £400
  • Remove an old coil and fit a new one – £550 + price of coil (£150 copper / £250 hormonal)
  • Copper Coil – £550
  • Hormonal Coil Fitting (Mirena/Kyleena) – £650

Please note that the above prices are inclusive of any consultation fees

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