Coil and Implant Removals

Coil and Implant Removal Information

 

Coil removal

 

Your IUD/IUS can be removed at any time in your cycle but please ensure that you have not had unprotected sexual intercourse for the 7 days before your appointment.

If you wish to start alternative contraception please start this before your IUD/IUS is removed. 

  • For combined hormonal methods (combined pill, patch, ring), the implant and the injection, please start at least 7 days before you have your IUD/IUS removed.
  • For the progesterone only pill, please start this at least 48 hours before you have your IUD/IUS removed. You are able to attend one of our clinics for contraception advice and a change of methods, please see our clinics page for local opening times. 

If you are planning on getting pregnant, please refer to pre-conception information and pregnancy questions.

You can attend one of our walk in and wait clinic sessions but please ensure that a suitably trained member of staff is available. Alternatively you can call us on 01903 285199 to make an appointment with one of our nurses. Please state that you require an appointment to have your coil removed. If you wish to have ongoing contraception and this has not been discussed prior to your removal appointment, please ensure this is stated so we can book you a consultation that is the appropriate length.

Your appointment can take place in any of our hub or spoke clinics; click here for details on your nearest clinic.

Sometimes there may be a reason why your coil cannot be removed at your scheduled appointment.  If this is the case, the clinician will explain the reasons to you and book you a further appointment. To book your coil or implant removal appointment, please call 01903 285199. 

 

Implant removal

 

Your implant can be removed at any time.

If you wish to start an alternative contraception please start this before your implant is removed.

  • For combined hormonal methods (combined pill, patch, ring), the IUS and the injection, please start at least 7 days before you have your implant removed.
  • For the progesterone only pill, please start this at least 48 hours before you have your implant removed.
  • For the IUD, this can be fitted any time before your implant removal.

If you are planning on getting pregnant, please refer to pre-conception information and pregnancy questions.

To book an appointment for an implant removal, please call our central booking line on 01903 285199. Please state that you require an appointment to have your implant removed. If you wish to have ongoing contraception and this has not been discussed prior to your removal appointment, please ensure this is stated so we can book you a consultation that is the appropriate length. You can attend any of our hub or spoke clinics; click here for details on your nearest clinic. You are also able to attend your GP, if this is your preferred option please contact your GP directly. 

If you feel that your implant may be broken or damaged, you will need to make an appointment with one of our nurses to be assessed for the removal.  Please telephone to make an appointment.

Sometimes there may be a reason why your implant cannot be removed at your scheduled appointment.  If this is the case, the clinician will explain the reasons to you and book you a further appointment. To book your coil or implant removal appointment, please call 01903 285199. 

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