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. 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.


  • The Mirena coil works for 5 years once inserted.
  • Periods will be come lighter, less painful or may stop completely within the first year of use.
  • It is safe to use the Mirena coil if you are breastfeeding and it does not interact with other medicines.
  • A progesterone-releasing IUS is a good option for women who cannot tolerate oestrogen-based options.
  • It is possible to get pregnant as soon as the Mirena coil is removed.


  • Some women may experience side-effects such as headaches, breast tenderness, and acne after having the Mirena coil fitted.
  • Some women may experience changes in mood or libido with the Mirena coil, but this is usually very mild.
  • An IUS fitting can lead to infection which could spread to the pelvis if left untreated.
  • There is an increased risk of fluid-filled cysts forming on the ovaries as an uncommon side-effect of the Mirena coil.
  • The Mirena coil does not protect against sexually transmitted infection, so condoms may still be needed.


  • Mirena Coil Insertion (includes Mirena) - £300
  • Coil Removal - £60

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