Mirena Coil Insertion
An Intrauterine system (IUS) is a small t-shaped device which is inserted into the uterus by a trained doctor or nurse. The Mirena Coil is a progesterone-releasing IUS which has been shown to be 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. If you would like to discuss your IUS options, you could visit our clinics in Birmingham or Leicester and one of our GPs will be happy to provide all the advice you need.
The IUD (Copper Coil) does not contain hormones, whereas the IUS does. The way it works makes it difficult for the sperm to get through by thickening the mucus around the cervix. The lining of the womb gets thinner so that the fertilised egg is unable to implant.
One of our trained GPs will be able to insert the IUS in. The procedure usually takes around 10 minutes or less. Most often, the IUS will be inserted within seven days after the start of your period. Some women might experience slight discomfort and for this reason, a local anaesthetic can be performed to minimise this.
It is recommended to book in a follow up with one of our GPs 6 weeks after having the IUS fitting in. This way, it can be ensured that the threads of the intrauterine system are still visible and everything is ok.
Feel free to book a consultation to discuss any concerns with a Midland Health GP as we’re always on hand to advise and help you make the right decision for you. Based in Birmingham and Leicester, our clinic has the latest equipment and our GPs have years of experience dealing with various medical issues.
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