Private Coil and Contraceptive Implant Removal in Manchester


Choosing the right kind of contraception can be confusing and overwhelming. Dr Summerhill will talk you through all your options and explain the pros and cons of each method. With her support, you will be empowered to make decisions about your body and your health. Dr Summerhill can also advise on sexual health and contraception in perimenopause.

Whether you decide on pills, implant, coil or another method, Summerhill Health can provide you with your chosen method in the privacy of their clinic, giving you time to ensure all procedures are carried out in a comfortable and compassionate environment.

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If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please book a consultation.

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Pricing Information

Service Cost (£)
Coil Removal £150
Copper Coil Insertion £210
Hormonal Coil Insertion £285
Coil Removal/Insertion £325
Contraceptive Implant Insertion £210
Contraceptive Implant Removal £165

Contraception consultations (optional)

We provide an optional 15-minute Contraception consultation, conducted via video or telephone, priced at £85.

This consultation is available to assist patients who require assistance in choosing the right contraception for them.

Implants and Coils FAQs

What do you need to do before the coil is removed?

If you wish not to become pregnant then you should not have sexual intercourse 7 day before removing the coil. If you wish to have sex then a barrier method should be used. There is a risk of you becoming pregnant once the coil is removed because the sperm can live for up to 7 days, and can fertilise the egg.

You can take pain killers half an hour before having the coil removed. This helps the womb relax and reduces pain.


How is the coil removed?

During the removal procedure, Dr Summerhill will employ a speculum and forceps to extract the coil. The speculum is gently inserted into the vagina to locate the cervix, revealing the visible strings of your intrauterine device (IUD). If the strings are visible, she will utilize forceps to secure them, often requesting a gentle cough from you. Subsequently, the IUD is efficiently and swiftly withdrawn.

Given the T-shaped and flexible composition of the coil, it naturally folds during extraction, facilitating a rapid and generally painless process. While discomfort and cramping may be experienced post-removal, it’s essential to note that this is a common response. Some individuals may also notice spotting for a few days, making it advisable to bring a sanitary pad to your appointment.

For relief from post-removal cramping, over-the-counter pain relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen can be taken.

This video from the NHS explains the process for removing coils.


How is the coil inserted?

Throughout the procedure, the individual will disrobe from the waist down and recline on their back, often with legs in stirrups. To ensure a sense of comfort and minimize exposure, a doctor or nurse will provide a sheet to cover the thighs.

The medical professional will commence with a pelvic exam using their fingers and subsequently cleanse the vagina and base of the cervix with an antiseptic solution. Following this, a speculum will be gently inserted into the vagina to create separation, facilitating enhanced visibility. Utilizing a small instrument, the IUD will then be carefully placed into the uterus through a small opening in the cervix.

It’s common for some individuals to experience cramping, comparable to or occasionally more intense than menstrual cramps. Should the pain seem unusual or unbearable, prompt communication with the doctor is crucial. Remarkably, the entire process typically concludes within a few minutes.

Check out this video from the NHS on fitting coils.


Is it possible to have the copper coil fitted as a means of emergency contraception?

Indeed, the copper coil serves as a highly effective form of emergency contraception, surpassing the efficacy of the morning after pill. This option is available for post-coital insertion, aiming to prevent pregnancy. The copper coil can be fitted within a window of up to five days after engaging in sexual intercourse or up to five days following the earliest estimated ovulation date.


Do I received pain relief during my coil fitting?

It is standard practice for every individual undergoing a coil fitting procedure to be offered pain relief. We can provide local anaesthetic (lidocaine) gel or injections.


How do I know if the coil is fitted correctly?

During your coil fitting appointment, Dr Summerhill l will provide guidance on how to assess the correct placement of the coil. The device is equipped with two delicate threads that extend through the neck of the womb into the upper part of the vagina. Regularly checking for these threads, recommended at intervals like once a month after your menstrual period or at regular intervals for those not experiencing monthly periods, allows you to ascertain its proper positioning.

Should there be deviations in your bleeding pattern, unexpected missed periods, or any concerns while using the copper coil, it is advisable to conduct a pregnancy test. Additionally, promptly consult your healthcare professional for a thorough assessment of the coil to ensure its proper function. Regular self-checks and vigilant monitoring contribute to the effective management of your contraceptive health.


Is it typical to experience pain after a coil fitting?

It is entirely normal to encounter pain following the fitting of a coil. Some women may undergo cramping sensations akin to menstrual pains. To alleviate any associated discomfort, it is permissible to take painkillers either before or after the coil fitting procedure. This proactive measure contributes to a more comfortable post-fitting experience. If you have any concerns or if the pain persists beyond what is expected, it is advisable to consult with your healthcare professional for further guidance and reassurance.

Book a consultation.

To speak to us about contraception options, please book a consultation using our online booking system. Consultations take place via video or in person at Bloomfield Ln in Hale, Greater Manchester.

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