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Coil Fitting and Removal

Expert family planning care in a discreet, comfortable
and stress-free environment

Coil Fitting and Removal

Expert family planning care in a discreet, comfortable and stress-free environment

AT A GLANCE

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Treats

Long-term contraception

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Anaesthesia

None, but local available if needed

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Duration

10-15 minutes

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Hospital stay

No

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Recovery

No downtime

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss your health and wellbeing and any concerns you have.

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss your health and wellbeing and any concerns you have.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Bella Vou offers specialist family planning. A female GP with over 18 years' experience leads the service. Dr Gail Ball is highly-skilled in the safe insertion and removal of Intrauterine Devices and Intrauterine Systems for long-term pregnancy protection.

How soon can I try to get pregnant after the coil is removed?

After the coil is removed, your body will be ready and able to conceive whenever you next ovulate. There's no need to watch and wait. Your fertility should return almost immediately.

Can I remove my coil myself?

You may be able to feel the strings of your coil- but that doesn't mean that it's safe to give them a sharp tug. A specially trained doctor or nurse should carefully remove the coil. Any DIY efforts could cause internal damage. The good news is that removal is usually more straightforward and less uncomfortable than the process of insertion. The coil can be removed at any time in your cycle, so book an appointment for expert, safe coil removal.

Could I get pregnant with the coil?

No contraceptive method is a hundred percent effective, and that includes the coil. If you've got a coil and think you may be pregnant, then make an appointment to see your doctor soon. You are at a slightly increased risk of ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tubes, which can put your health and your life at risk. Also, having a coil can increase the risk of miscarriage. The process of removing the coil can itself occasionally trigger a miscarriage, but in general, it is safer than leaving it in place. Chat to your doctor for more advice and guidance.

Do I have to remove the IUS when I’m near the menopause?

If you're forty five or more when you have the IUS inserted, it can safely be left in position until you reach the menopause or no longer need contraception.

Can the coil help heavy periods?

The copper coil can make your periods heavier. However, the Intrauterine System is a type of coil that also releases small amounts of the hormone progesterone. It prevents the lining of your womb thickening and also acts as a contraceptive. In the early weeks, there may be irregular spotting and bleeding, but later the bleeding should be light, and many women's periods stop altogether. It can be an effective way of treating heavy or painful periods.

I was very sick and shaky when I had my last coil. Can you prevent that?

Uncommonly, placing the coil in the neck of the womb can cause women to experience a kind of shock. They may feel sick, clammy, and faint. Over a few minutes, the feelings should settle.

Dr Ball is very experienced at coil insertion. If you feel uncomfortable, you can stay lying on the couch, supported and monitored by the expert team until you have recovered.

At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.


Well Woman Clinic (CA125 Blood Test) £25 (screening for ovarian cancer) - must be booked with a consultation


Well Woman Clinic (Cervical Smear Test) £95 including HPV test - must be booked with a consultation


Well Woman Clinic (Coil Fitting) £290 must be booked with a family planning consultation of £90


Well Woman Clinic (Coil Removal) £140 must be booked with a family planning consultation of £90


Well Woman Clinic (Coil Removal & Refit) £350 must be booked with a family planning consultation of £90


Well Woman Clinic (Family Planning Consultation – 30 mins) £90


Well Woman Clinic (Menopause Management – 45 mins) £220 includes history, examination, advice on HRT. Blood tests & prescriptions separately charged (if required).


Well Woman Clinic (Sexual Health Screen – 45 mins) £350 includes sexual health history, examination and tests (Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomonas, Bacterial Vaginosis, Thrush, HIV, Syphilis). Additional tests for Mycoplasma, Herpes, Hepatitis B & C can be added if required. Prices available on request.


Well Woman Clinic (Symptom led consultation – 45min) £200 addresses specific symptoms of concern

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!

YOUR SIMPLE
4 STEP
JOURNEY

YOUR SIMPLE 4 STEP JOURNEY

Step 1. Initial, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client an initial consultation with an expert. This takes the form of a family planning consultation and is charged at £90, your chosen treatment for Coil Fitting, Coil Removal or Coil Removal and Refit will be billed separately.

Bella Vou will always give you objective professional guidance and we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures.

Step 2. Preparation for Coil Fitting and Removal

Your doctor will take a full medical history and find out the details of your periods and any previous pregnancies. So long as you're not pregnant, a coil can be fitted at any stage of your menstrual cycle. If it's fitted on the day your period started, or in the following week, you'll be immediately protected against pregnancy. At any other time, you should use condoms for seven days.

The GP may perform a pelvic examination to check the position of the womb. They may also take a swab to make sure there are no infections.

Step 3. What happens during Coil Fitting and Removal?

Coil Fitting and Removal at Bella Vou is performed in the clinic's comfortable and discreet consulting rooms. For the great majority of women, no anaesthetic is needed. However, local is available for women who have had painful or difficult coil insertion in the past.

You will be asked to remove your lower items of clothing and lie on a couch. The supportive staff will provide a sheet to maintain your dignity and modesty.The procedure is similar to a smear test. The doctor will carefully insert a sterile speculum, using lubricant jelly to make it easier and more comfortable. The GP will open up the speculum so that they can clearly see the cervix. Using fine, specially-designed instruments, they will place the t-shaped device in the neck of the womb. When the coil is in position, they will trim the threads connected to the coil and remove the speculum.

The procedure is similar for coil removal. Using a sterile instrument, the doctor will grab the coil's strings, then gently pull to remove the device.

Step 4. Recovery from Coil Fitting and Removal

You will be able to go home after the procedure. There is no downtime, but if you are feeling a little shaky, the staff at Bella Vou will provide support, give you a drink and a snack, and offer painkillers to relieve any cramping pain.

You may have some spotting and bleeding for a few days, so it's sensible to keep a pad close at hand to prevent any little leaks.

The Bella Vou team will arrange a follow-up at the clinic after three to six weeks. The GP will check the coil, make sure you're feeling well, and answer any questions you may have.

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