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Coil Fitting – how does it work?

Intrauterine Devices (IUD) are coils wrapped in copper. The copper ions released into your uterus create an environment that’s inhospitable to sperm. Basically, the copper leaves sperm powerless, so it can’t fertilise an egg and get you pregnant. This coil can be used for up to 10 years.

An Intrauterine System (IUS) is a small plastic device that’s put into your uterus (womb) and releases a progestogen hormone. This is similar to the natural progesterone produced by the ovaries. This progesterone acts locally and keeps the lining of the uterus thin, so the pregnancy cannot implant. It also means that women have light periods or no periods at all. Hence this coil is also a treatment for heavy and/or painful periods.

The IUS works as contraception for three or five years depending on the type. There are different types and sizes with different amounts of the progestogen hormone, such as Mirena, Kyleena and Jaydess (which has the least amount of hormone).

Coil Removal

A trained doctor or nurse can take the coil out by pulling gently on the threads. If you want to keep using a coil, the doctor can put in a new one at the same time.

Pricing

We provide a safe and friendly environment and a supportive aftercare service for all patients. All procedures are carried out by an experienced female gynaecologist.

Coil insertion under local anaesthetic

IUS £750
IUD £500

Coil insertion under sedation

£2,000
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FAQs

When will a coil start to work?

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A coil can be put in at any time in your menstrual cycle if it’s certain you’re not pregnant. An IUD is effective as soon as it is inserted.


If an IUS fitted in the first seven days of your menstrual cycle it’s effective immediately. If it’s fitted at any other time, you’ll need to use additional contraception for the first seven days. If you have a short menstrual cycle, with your period coming every 23 days or less, you may need additional contraception for the first seven days.

How is a coil put in?

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The coil is inserted into your uterus (womb). A doctor will examine you internally to check the position and size of your uterus. Sometimes they’ll check for any existing infection. This can be done before or at the time of fitting the coil. You may be given antibiotics at the same time the coil is fitted.


Your appointment will last 30-60 minutes. It can be uncomfortable or painful for some people, and you can opt to have it inserted under sedation if you wish. You may get period-type pain and some light bleeding after the IUS is fitted. Pain-relieving medicine can help with this. We insert coils under ultrasound guidance to ensure that it is in the correct position and place.

How will I know that the coil is in place?

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An IUS has two threads attached to the end that hang a little way down from your uterus (womb) into the top of your vagina. The doctor or nurse will teach you how to feel the threads to make sure the IUS is still in place. We will review you 6 weeks after coil insertion to check the threads with a scan to confirm that the coil is in place.

How is a coil taken out?

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A trained doctor or nurse can take the coil out by pulling gently on the threads. If you want to keep using a coil, the doctor can put in a new one at the same time.

Meet the Team

Dr Hina Pathak Sra

MBBS. MA (HONS) OXON. MRCOG

Hina is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in facial aesthetics and aesthetic gynaecology. Having graduated from St. John’s College, University of Oxford and Imperial College London, Hina did her Obstetrics and Gynaecology training from major London hospitals. Hina honed her aesthetic gynaecology skills with The European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology.

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