Coil and Implant Removals

Coil and Implant Removal Information

 

Coil (IUD/IUS) removal

  • Your coil (IUD/IUS) can be removed at any time in your cycle
  • 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 coil is removed.

  • For the combined pill, patch, ring, IUS or injection please start at least 7 days before you have your coil (IUD/IUS) removed.
  • For the progesterone only pill, please start this at least 48 hours before you have your coil (IUD/IUS) removed.

Please note…..

  • If you are planning on getting pregnant, please refer to the following links pre-conception information and pregnancy questions.
  • 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.
  • If you wish to have ongoing contraception or if you have any pain or symptoms- please ensure you mention this when booking the removal appointment, as this will require a telephone consultation first.

 

To book your coil removal appointment, please call 01903 285199

 

Implant removal

  • Your implant can be removed at any time.

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

  • For the combined pill, patch, ring or 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

Please note…..

  • If you are planning on getting pregnant, please refer to the following links pre-conception information and pregnancy questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you wish to have ongoing contraception or if you have any pain or symptoms- please ensure you mention this when booking the removal appointment, as this will require a telephone consultation first.

 

Before you attend your implant removal appointment, please make sure that you can answer yes to the following statements:

  • I have read the above information.
  • I have followed the advice about contraception.
  • I understand that I may have significant bruising after the procedure.
  • I understand that I will have a small scar.
  • I understand that there is a small risk of infection after the procedure and will seek medical advice if the implant site becomes red, hot and swollen.
  • I understand there is a rare risk of neurovascular damage.
  • I understand that occasionally implants are difficult to remove and may require a further appointment with a specialist.
  • If I cannot feel the implant or it feels broken, I will use alternative contraception and seek medical advice.

 

To book your implant removal appointment, please call 01903 285199

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