Contraception coil removal and position checking service by an experienced Female GP
If you have had a contraceptive coil fitted and you would like our GP to check if it is still in place or if you want it removed, why not use our coil removal London clinic.
Women with a contraceptive coil in place are advised to check periodically if it is still in place by checking that the ‘strings’ can be felt in the vagina. Some women find this difficult to do or do not want to check it themselves and our experienced female GP is available to perform the check for you via an examination in the clinic.
Please note: Lost Strings – Sometimes the strings of a coil are not visible, this is termed ‘lost strings’ and may mean that the coil has fallen out (‘expulsion’), that the strings have gone inside the womb or that the coil itself has moved. In this instance our GP will not be able to remove your coil for you and will advise you of your contraceptive needs and options. She will be able to give you a referral for a private ultrasound scan which would be required to confirm if the coil is still in your womb (we offer ultrasounds in our clinic).
|IUD Coil position checking consultation|
|IUD Coil removal consultation|
Abstain from intercourse for at least 10 days beforehand
What is an IUD?
An IUD is a device that is placed into a lady’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs (the coil) is one of the best reversible contraceptive options, with less than 1 in 100 women falling pregnant every year.
IUDs can be copper or hormonal. The copper IUD device contains a stem wrapped with copper wire and two copper sleeves. These parts discharge copper into the uterus for up to as long as 10 years. This stops sperm from fertilising with an ovum or egg. The Hormonal IUD (such as the Mirena coil) releases progesterone in the uterus in order to prevent a pregnancy. The progesterone thickens cervical mucus stopping sperm from reaching an egg. The hormone can also keep eggs from being discharged and thins the uterine covering hence avoiding implantation.
When would you want to remove an IUD?
There are many reasons where you may want to remove an IUD. Examples include you wanting to get pregnant, encountering problems with the IUD, the IUD has reached the end of it’s lifespan or if you would like to switch to a different form of contraception.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION –
Dr Williams DOES NOT insert IUD’s in our clinic. She will only remove an IUD for you.
You will HAVE TO abstain from intercourse for at least 10 days before your IUD removal appointment. This will ensure that there is no sperm around to enable a pregnancy once the IUD has been removed.
Your GP – Dr Henrietta Williams
I have worked as a GP in South West London since 2011 and am experienced in all areas of General Practice. I have particular skills and expertise in Womens Health and Family Planning. I hold a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and am experienced in counselling women about their choice of contraceptive and how to identify and manage potential problems.
Thursday and Friday mornings.
How to make a booking
Please Call Us to book in your appointment with Dr Williams.