Before undergoing the procedure for either the IUD or IUS, it is essential to undergo testing for any potential infections like sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Manal will carry out these tests, and once she confirms that there are no existing infections, she will schedule your procedure.
An intrauterine device can be inserted at any point during your menstrual cycle if you are not currently pregnant. Once the IUD is inserted, it provides immediate protection against pregnancy. On the other hand, an intrauterine system can also be fitted at any time in your menstrual cycle if you are not pregnant; however, for immediate protection against pregnancy with an IUS insertion, it needs to occur within the first 7 days of your period. If you have an IUS fitted at any other time during your cycle, additional contraception, such as condoms, will need to be used for 7 days following the procedure.
During the fitting of an IUD or IUS Dr. Manal will check inside your vagina to check the position and size of your womb before inserting the devise. During the insertion of the coil, the vagina will be held open, and the IUD/ IUS will be inserted through the cervix and into the womb.
24 to 48 hrs
3 to 5 Years
After the IUS/IUD is inserted, it’s crucial to schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Manal within 3 to 6 weeks for a thorough examination and reassurance that everything is functioning correctly. During this consultation, it’s crucial to openly communicate any concerns or issues you may have encountered since getting the IUS/IUD fitted. Additionally, if you are considering removing your IUS/IUD at any point, discussing this intention with Dr. Manal during the check-up would be appropriate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Coil Fitting?
A ‘coil’ is a small T-shaped device that’s put into your womb (uterus). There are various types of this device – for example it can be plastic and copper, hormone or non-hormone. It is sometimes called ‘the coil’.
What is the difference between IUS and IUD?
These systems share similarities, but the key distinction is that the IUS system releases the hormone progestogen within the womb. On the other hand, copper is released directly into the uterus in an IUD system.
What is Coil needed for?
IUD/IUS coils are a highly efficient method of birth control. When properly inserted, these coils have an effectiveness rate of over 99% and can provide contraception for many years. The insertion process is not limited to a specific time during your menstrual cycle as long as you’re not pregnant.
How does an IUD coil work?
The copper coil (IUD) works by altering the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach an egg and survive. The copper coil can also work by stopping a fertilized egg from being able to implant itself in the womb.
How does an IUS coil work?
The IUS works similarly by thickening the cervical mucus, again making the job of the sperm harder. The increase in the hormone, which increases the mucus, means it is more difficult for sperm to move through the cervix. In addition, the lining of the womb is thinned, so the egg is less likely to be able to implant itself. In some cases, ovulation (the release of an egg every month) can be stopped completely.
How long does the Procedure take?
Your appointment will be under half an hour, and the fitting of the IUD/IUS device will be 5 minutes.