Richmond Practice - Coil fitting and coil removal

Coil fitting and coil removal
Beth's Doctors is a specialist centre for the insertion and removal of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD) and Mirena coils. Coils are a safe and convenient form of contraception that can stay inside the womb for 5 to 10 years. The mirena coil can also help with treating heavy menstrual periods and can be a part of the treatment for menopause symptoms (hormone replacement therapy-HRT)

What to expect for a coil fitting
  • First appointment: Gynaecological consultation and cervical swab to check for infections.
  • Second appointment: Booked just after your period- Pelvic ultrasound and coil fitting.
  • Third appointment: Booked 6weeks after the second- Repeat pelvic ultrasound to check that the coil is still in the correct position

Choices of IUDs or coils
  • Copper coil - for either 5 years or 10 years duration
  • Mirena coil - releases hormones and lasts for 5 years and can help with treating heavy menstrual periods

Services included:
  • Consultations with a consultant gynaecologist
  • Pelvic ultrasound scans 
  • Screening for internal infections (Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea)
  • Anaesthetic gel for a pain free procedure plus additional pain relief when needed 
  • Medication given where there has not been prior vaginal delivery, to make the process gentler and safer
  • Ultrasound minimising any risks associated with fitting the coil and on removing the coil when the thread is no longer visible
  • Emergency contraception - We also fit IUDs up to five days after unprotected sex as a form of emergency contraception
All our doctors are consultant gynaecologists and have the facilities and expertise to fit or remove your coil as gently and worry free as possible. Our specifically designed examination chair helps with the insertion or removal of coils even under difficult anatomical circumstances.

You can book a coil fitting appointment with us without needing a referral from another doctor and we usually offer same day appointments. You will see the same doctor for all following appointments and she will personally inform you of your results and support you if you encounter any problems.



Guaranteed 10 min response
(in business hours)

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