What are the threads and how do I feel for them?

The threads of the IUD are attached to the end of the device and can be felt at the cervix which is at the top of the vagina. We ask women to check their own threads 6 weeks after insertion to ensure the device has not been expelled and that a perforation did not occur at the time of insertion. Your cervix is at the top of the vagina and feels firm like your nose, and you can feel the threads at the centre of it. If you cannot feel the threads, or aren’t sure about what you feel, contact us on 0131 536 1070, it is important to use additional contraception such as condoms until it has been checked. Also, don’t panic, on most occasions the threads can be seen when we look inside, and if not we can book an ultrasound scan appointment to make sure the IUD is in the right place.

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At the Coil Clinic we aim to make the process of getting contraceptive or menopause care as simple as possible. Simply schedule an appointment at time and date that suits you, then meet with the doctor and receive your treatment.

  • Contraceptive Coils & Impants


    A choice of Hormonal and Non Hormonal Coils & Impants.

    • Inital Consulation

    • Contraceptice Device Removal

    • Contraceptive Device Insertion

  • Menopause Advice and Treatment from


    A holistic approach to menopause management

    • Menopause Consulation

    • Advice on medication inc HRT

    • Bloods taken if required