There are several reasons why you would want your coil removed. These can include:
- A desire to become pregnant.
- Complications, Side effects.
- Mirena IUD – must be removed after five years because it is no longer effective.
Summerfield Healthcare can provide a quick and effective service to support you with this decision.
Coil Removal Procedure
Although studies have shown that it may be easier to remove your Coil while you are on your period because your cervix is naturally softened during this time; an IUD can be removed at any time during your menstrual cycle.
- The doctor may begin the removal by establishing the position of your uterus.
- A speculum may be inserted to separate the walls of the vagina.
- The doctor will look for the IUD strings and will use forceps to securely grasp the IUD strings and slowly pull them down.
- The flexible arms of the IUD will fold up as the IUD slides through the opening of the cervix.
It only takes a few minutes and it is not very painful.
Possible Complications During an IUD Removal:
For most women, an IUD removal is usually a routine and uncomplicated procedure. But in some cases, your doctor may not be able to locate your IUD strings.
If this happens, it is most likely because your strings have slipped up into the cervical canal or if they were cut too short. The doctor will then try to gently pull them out of your cervix with narrow forceps, tweezers, or cotton-tipped swabs. Once the strings pulled out and into your vaginal canal, then the coil removal will continue.
If your IUD strings cannot be located, but they are able to confirmed that the coil is still in place, it can still be removed from the uterus with forceps or tweezer-like clamps.
Scheduling Your Coil Removal:
When planning the day for your coil removal, you need to consider if this day is near the time when you are ovulating. If you have had sex right before your IUD is removed (and you are ovulating around that time), you may be at risk of becoming pregnant as sperm can live inside the vagina for up to 5 days.
It is considered normal to have some spotting and slight loss of tissue when the coil is removed and some women experience much heavier periods following the removal of the coil and other have spotting for several months afterward between periods until the body adjusts to the hormonal changes that have taken place
Talk to our doctors about starting a new method of contraception.
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