Specialist Coil Fittings & Removals
Our Coil Services
Getting a Coil Fitting
If you are happy to go ahead with the procedure, our Specialists will proceed to offer a same-appointment coil fitting. In some cases, we might have to defer the fitting.
Getting a Coil Removal
A simple coil removal is one where the end of the coil thread can still be felt. If this the case, we can removal the coil during the same appointment.
A complex coil removal is one where the end of the coil thread cannot be felt. In this case, the risk of the procedure increases and we must take further measures to ensure a seamless removal. Same day removal cannot be guaranteed in this case.
Who will I see?
All appointments will have a female chaperone, if appropriate.
Is this confidential?
Read more about how we protect your confidentiality.
How much will it cost me?
If it is safe to do so, we will carry out the fitting/removal during the same appointment. If it is not, our Specialists will help guide you.
(consultation fee included)
Simple coil removal: £125
Complex Coil Removal: £400
Coil Fitting (excluding coil): £150
Simple Coil Removal & Fitting (excluding coil): £200
Copper Coil: £30
Hormonal Coil: £100
Contraceptive Coil FAQs
What is a Contraceptive Coil?
A Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a small plastic/copper device – the size of a 50 pence – which sits in the uterine cavity.
There are two types of Contraceptive Coils:
- Copper bearing device
- Hormonal bearing device
Side effects of the Copper Coil:
As this is not a hormonal method of contraception, there are no hormonal side effects. It is important to realise that some women do have premenstrual symptoms, but this method will not affect these. It can, however cause longer, heavier and more painful periods. Increase menstrual cramps and vaginal discharge in some women.
Side effects of the IUS Coil:
Hormonal side effects with the IUS include, breast tenderness, bloating, skin changes, mood changes, headaches/migraines, hirsutism, irregular bleeding patterns, amenorrhoea (No bleeding), painful bleeds, back pain and change in vaginal discharge.
Please note: Risks involved with either IUCD device include a risk of perforation of the uterus, expulsion by the body of the device and infection due to fitting procedure.
How does it work?
The Copper Coil will: provide a toxic element to the egg, sperm and uterine cavity.
The IUS Coil will: inhibit ovulation, thicken cervical mucus and the effect of the womb lining.
When should I get it?
An IUCD can be used to prevent a pregnancy after a method failure/unprotected sex.
This requires specific details of LMP/last sex/last unprotected sex so the clinician can decide if this method is relevant. As a rule of thumb, it can be fitted upto 5 days after UPSI or upto 5 days after estimated ovulation.