THE COIL INSERTION
Intrauterine devices are a very good method of contraception but it is very important that you choose the right one and you that take every step to ensure that the insertion is done safely. For this reason we ask patients to attend the clinic for one visit prior to the insertion.
During this consultation we discuss the different types of coils and we decide if additional tests are required prior to the insertion. For example in younger patients it is a good idea to exclude the presence of infection as undetected infections can cause fertility problems in the future.
The appointment for the insertion is made in the first week of your cycle (which is the first seven days after the beginning of your period). It doesn’t matter if the actual bleeding is present or not. You will need insert the two tablets that you were prescribed at the consultation into the vagina 4 hours before your appointment.
It is also a good idea to take a pain killer an hour before.
Coil Consultation – €50 (plus €20 for swabs if required) This is appointment is compulsory if you have never had a coil before or had a coil but not fitted at this clinic.
Mirena Coil Insertion- €150
Copper Coil Insertion – €170 (including the coil itself)
*Both coil insertions require a follow up visit which is included in the initial price (€150/€170) this will include an ultrasound to check coil positioning.
Mirena coil can be removed at any time of the cycle but it is very important that if you are not trying to get pregnant, you avoid unprotected sex (using a condom is ok) for seven days prior to the removal. This is to avoid the risk of pregnancy.
Copper coil is removed in the first week of your menstrual cycle.
For a coil to be removed easily it is essential that the string attached to the coil are visible at speculum examination. If that is not the case you will need to have an ultrasound to ensure that the coil is still in the correct position in the uterus. The ultrasound will be done at the same appointment and the total cost for the appointment will still be 80.
You then will need a more complicated procedure to have the coil removed which is done under ultrasound guidance by a trained gynaecologist. This will need to be booked on a different day and it is a an outpatient procedure. You will be able to drive home after.
Cost of complicated coil removal is €200.