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.
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.
A contraceptive implant removal appointment at The IGP is a 30 minute appointment and the cost is £150.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both processes are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
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).
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.
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.
No - currently we only provide contraceptive removal service.