Information for people wishing to have a coil for contraception
There are 2 types of coils please use the link below to find out more information about each of them.
Intrauterine System (hormonal coil) - IUS (Intrauterine system) - Contraception - Sexwise
Intrauterine Device (Copper coil) - IUD (Intrauterine device) - Contraception - Sexwise
Please collect a coil pack from reception, read the info contained within (and return the swabs at least 2 weeks before your appointment – we need to have result back before we can fit your coil.
Please remember their must be no chance of pregnancy at coil fitting, so you must be using a reliable method of contraception (withdrawal method is NOT reliable)
If coming for a coil change/replacement YOU MUST ABSTAIN FROM SEX for 7 days before
We advise taking painkillers 30 minute before you appointment to help with post fit cramps
Do not bring small children or babies with you to the fitting, or alternatively please bring a friend with you who could take care of them outside the room.
Please have a read of the article above.
Post fitting guidelines
You cannot use tampons or have sexual intercourse for the first 48 hours
The new coil will not be an effective form of contraception for 7 days so please use another form of contraceptive during this period
If is your responsibility to arrange replacement before you coil expires (you will be informed of the date at your appointment)
If you have any change in your discharge please book an appointment for review
If you have pain for more than 24 hours post fit please book an appointment for review
You will have an opportunity to ask questions before you have your coil fitted but if you wish to discuss anything before had please complete an e-consult and we will be in touch.