BBC Breakfast Naga Munchetty ‘screamed in pain’ having coil fitted as she shares agony of procedure

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BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty was "screaming in pain" when she went through the procedure of having a coil fitted.

The 46-year-old had the contraceptive device inserted into her body but was not given an anaesthetic.

Although she usually has a "high pain threshold", Naga confessed she fainted two times from the extreme pain she felt.

"I won't go into all the details, but my screams were so loud that my husband tried to find out what room I was in to make it stop," she said.

"He said that those in the waiting room hearing my screams looked horrified. The nurse accompanying the doctor had tears in her eyes."

Naga fainted twice from the excruciating pain
(Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

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"I was asked by my doctor halfway through if I wanted to stop, but I was so determined that the pain I’d suffered so far wouldn’t be repeated, so I said, 'we’ve got this far, let’s finish it'. I fainted twice," she said.

Naga decided to have the coil removed from her body a year later and "fainted again", but the star was relieved when the procedure was over.

"I felt violated, weak and angry," she told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I have friends who have had very similar experiences and of course I have friends who had had no problem at all."

An intrauterine device (IUD) or coil is inserted through the cervix and into the womb, with the procedure usually taking around five minutes.

The BBC presenter decided to get it removed a year later
(Image: BBC)

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According to the NHS website, there is a small risk of getting an infection after the coil is fitted.

There is also a small risk that some people's bodies might push out the IUD.

When it is inserted, there is a small possibility that some people's periods can get heavier, longer or even more painful in the first three to six months.

It is common for the procedure to be uncomfortable, and painkillers can be taken after if needed.

"I'd been told to take a couple of paracetamol and ibuprofen in the hours before my appointment and I've never been pregnant, therefore my cervix up until then had never been opened," Naga had said.

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