Contraceptive Removal

Contraceptive Removal Services in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea & Bristol

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The contraceptive implant and coil (IUD & IUS) are popular and effective choices for women to manage contraception. IGP offer a fast and easy removal service carried out by our qualified clinicians. IGP provides contraceptive implant and coil (IUD & IUS) removal services.

Implant Removal

What is a contraceptive implant?

Inserted just under the skin in your upper arm, a contraceptive implant is a form of female contraception that can last for up to 3 years.

The implant works by:

  • Releasing hormones which stop the release of an egg from the ovaries.

  • Thickening cervix mucus to help stop sperm fertilising an egg.

  • Resisting the attachment of a fertilised egg to the uterus.

  • What is the price of an implant removal with The IGP?

    A contraceptive implant removal appointment at The IGP is a 30 minute appointment and the cost is £150.

    What do I need to know before getting an implant removed?

    An implant can be removed at any point during your menstrual cycle.

    You should not have sexual intercourse 7 day before removing the implant. Sperm can live for up to 7 days, which can create a risk of pregnancy once the implant is removed. If you wish to have sexual intercourse then it is recommended that a barrier method is used.

    How is an implant removed?

    The removal of an implant is a quick and painless procedure. Our clinician will identify the location of the implant and use a local anaesthetic to numb the site. A small incision is made to access the tip of implant which is then removed using forceps.

    What happens after an implant is removed?

    The wound site will be bandaged after the implant removal and it is recommended that the bandage remains in place for 24 - 48 hours. As with any wound dressing it is advised to avoid getting the bandage wet during this period.

    Coil Removal

    What is the difference between an IUD and an IUS?

    An IUD (Intrauterine device), which is sometimes referred to as a copper coil, is a small, T-shaped device made out of copper and plastic, which is used to protect against pregnancy. An IUS (Intrauterine system), or Mirena coil, works by releasing small amounts of a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel into the uterus.

    How effective are the IUD & IUS Coils?

    Both processes are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy

    How long do IUD & IUS coils last?

    The IUD coil can provide protection from up to 10 years. IUS coil works for 5 years (or 7 years if placed after the age of 45 years).

    Can I have the implant or coil removed sooner than planned?

    Yes, we will need to discuss with you your reasons for requesting a removal and offer help and advice regarding any side effects, which she may be able to help you alleviate your symptoms without needing a removal of the implant. However, should your choice still be to remove the device then this can be completed.

    Which contraceptive method should I choose?

    Before arranging an appointment for fitting one of the contraceptive devices, we will arrange a telephone consultation with one of our trained doctors. During this pre-appointment telephone consultation, we will discuss the potential side effects of each method of contraception with you including risks of the device and any potential risks during the fitting procedure.

    Is IGP able to fit implants or coils?

    No - currently we only provide contraceptive removal service.

    Contraceptive Implant & Coil (IUD & IUS) Removal

    Contraceptive Implant Removal

    Time: 30 Minutes

    Cost: £150

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    Contraceptive Coil (IUD & IUS) Removal

    Time: 40 Minutes

    Cost: £140

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