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Removing IUD during lockdown to start TTC

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Calmom Sun 10-May-20 20:15:21

Hello, my husband and I have finally decided to start TTC, only I can’t find any GP or health clinic that’s open to help me to remove my coil. I’m already ‘old’ in conceiving terms so I am really ready for it to be removed ASAP. Does anyone know of any clinics in London that are open or have any advice of what to do?

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Charlotte2020 Sun 10-May-20 20:25:38

I had mine out on Wednesday. The receptionist was militant on saying'no routine removals', but I had a phone appt with a gp re coil advice and surprisingly she was happy to do it! I'm in Bristol, but if you either ring round or try and speak to the gp rather than receptionist you might have some success.
Good luck!

Unravellingslowly Sun 10-May-20 20:43:21

The guidance on workload prioritisation during CV from the RCGP has coil/implant removals as on hold until after the outbreak ends so you may not be able to have it removed as an nhs patient any time soon I’m afraid.

Private clinics near you may offer it though, google clinics local to you. This one does for a fee.
www.gynaecologyclinic.com
Although their home page seems to have bumped the price up. It says £150 here www.gynaecologyclinic.com/coil-fitting

sch88 Sun 10-May-20 21:53:57

I had my coil removed on Friday at a private GP surgery so may be worth a google x

Charlotte2020 Sun 10-May-20 21:57:10

@Calmom mine was nhs

Calmom Mon 11-May-20 06:38:56

Thank you all for commenting! I will try to look into it some more.

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Calmom Tue 12-May-20 21:05:40

Update! I switched GPs and the new one is able to remove it on Thursday! Thanks again for the encouragement.

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Charlotte2020 Tue 12-May-20 21:36:17

@Calmom great news! Good luck! 🙂

Normyy27 Mon 08-Jun-20 02:07:46

Please don't waste money going private. Had mine removed by Locals Sexual Health rather than GP. Makes more sense with everything the GPs are currently dealing with. If you say you have side effects they will remove it immediately. They won't remove if you tell them you are trying to conceive as they are trying to avoid this during the pandemic hence why no routine removals.

MillysMum2018 Mon 08-Jun-20 02:11:59

Please don't waste money going private. Had mine removed by Locals Sexual Health rather than GP. Makes more sense with everything the GPs are currently dealing with. If you say you have side effects they will remove it immediately. They won't remove if you tell them you are trying to conceive as they are trying to avoid this during the pandemic hence why no routine removals.smile

EmbarrassingMama Mon 08-Jun-20 09:45:55

I had mine removed here OP. I originally went for an NHS removal but there was a hiccup which meant I had to be referred and I didn't want to dick around waiting for the NHS referral so I went privately.

This clinic was excellent - highly recommend if you've got the cash to spare / insurance: www.themedicalchambers.com/

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