It is usual to have some period cramp like pains after your coil is removed. Local anaesthetic is not usually required but can easily be used to minimise discomfort. This discomfort should settle quickly within a few hours but could take a few days.
You may have some slight spotting or a bleed after your device is removed. This can continue for a few days and sometimes a few weeks.
You can resume sexual activity when you feel comfortable, ensuring you have another method of contraception to use instead of the coil.
Normal vs Not Normal
With copper coil removal – lighter bleeding
With hormonal coil removal – heavier bleeding
Strong smelling discharge
Heaving bleeding (e.g. soaking one or more pads/tampons every hour for several hours)
Will I require a follow up appointment after my coil removal?
A follow up appointment is not usually required. If you have any questions after your procedure, you can contact our receptionists and they will arrange a follow up call for you.
In the event that you would like a follow up appointment, we can then offer it to you (please note that we do charge for this service).
How soon after my coil removal can I have sex?
As long as you are comfortable, you can have sex immediately after your coil removal.
How soon after my coil removal will I become fertile?
Your fertility will return as soon as your coil is removed. Hence, it is essential to have another method of contraception in place if you are not planning to convenience.
When should I expect my periods to return after my coil removal?
Your periods may return relatively quickly or after a few months – it can vary from person to person. You may also experience irregular periods for a few months after the removal.
Follow Up Discussion
If you have any concerns after your procedure, we can arrange a follow up discussion with a clinician without delay.
You will unlikely need any further visits. If this is appropriate, we will discuss it in the appointment with you.