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I'm having my coil out

(18 Posts)
Coffee1Sugar Tue 19-Mar-13 17:59:01

Next Thursday. What should I expect? I'm also on the pill too at the same time.

Coffee1Sugar Thu 21-Mar-13 17:27:20

Anyone??

WithASpider Thu 21-Mar-13 17:29:21

Which coil is it? I had my copper one out and conceived DS 4 days later.

Dr removed it, told me to cough and whipped it out. No pain at all, tiny bit of bleeding.

Good luck! grin

Coffee1Sugar Thu 21-Mar-13 18:16:14

Mirena coil. Oo good to hear a positive experience!

fuzzyduck1000 Thu 21-Mar-13 23:10:37

I had mine out Monday because of bleeding constantly while having it in place and had it swapped to a copper coil. I was dreading it from all the story's I'd read and it was nothing I'd imagined. It's really quick and you may get a little cramps feeling but that's about it

Coil removal is a bit of a non-event. In a good way grin - don't fret, it is usually easy and pain-free.

Pootlingalong Thu 21-Mar-13 23:19:27

Can you feel the threads? If so should be no bother, examination a bit like when you have a smear then quick cough and its out. If you can't feel the threads may well be rather different

chickenfactory Thu 21-Mar-13 23:34:51

Have to agree with Pacific, non event for me both times. Cough and it was gone.

Coffee1Sugar Fri 22-Mar-13 13:45:33

Great thanks! Did you bleed heavily (ie car crash) afterwards? That's what my practice nurse said confused

messagetoyourudy Fri 22-Mar-13 13:54:38

I think being able to feel the threads is the key thing. I was never told to check about this, and I really wish I had.
I went before christmas to have my coil out but they couldn't find it. I then had to go and have an ultra-sound to check it was still there. They then tried to remove it again - cue me pasing out twice and generally being unwell. Then on to a referal at hospital where a 12 year old gyni tried for a 3rd time to remove it - still no joy!
I am now awaiting surgery to have it out at the end of April!

If you can feel the threads yourself, then you can virtually remove your coil yourself grin - I am not recommending that you do, mind, but it's not technically a difficult thing to do.

If you cannot feel the threads, it does not mean that they are not there. They quite often curl up behind/around the cervix and usually easliy grasped with the help of a speculum and a pair tongy things. So don't fret is you cannot feel them.

Re bleeding: mild spotting is quite common; I have never experienced personally or caused heavy bleeding after coil removal <<counts herself lucky>>

fuzzyduck1000 Mon 25-Mar-13 14:58:41

Mines been out for 8 days now and I think I've just stopped bleeding (fingers crossed) and it was just like a normal/light period length nothing bad and I feel so much better not having it in anymore

Coffee1Sugar Mon 25-Mar-13 17:34:19

I'm really nervous about the removal blush

bishboschone Mon 25-Mar-13 17:36:37

Didn't hurt at all.. Nothing like going in.. Don't worry.

cupcake78 Mon 25-Mar-13 17:38:31

It was so easy! Big cough and it was out, felt nothinggrin. Significantly easier than getting it put in.

Coffee1Sugar Wed 27-Mar-13 17:08:51

Waiting in the docs - shaking! sad

Coffee1Sugar Wed 27-Mar-13 18:51:16

Came out easily grin Only discomfort was from the speculum but as soon as it was in doc smiled and said "that's it" to which I didn't believe it could be that quick! Bit crampy and woozy from all the anxiety I've had about it but no bleeding yet. Tampax are at the ready!

bishboschone Wed 27-Mar-13 19:17:49

Careful . I got pregnant the day after I had mine out ! wink

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