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Essure Birth Control
Essure is a form of permanent birth control that was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is popular because it requires no surgery and can be inserted using a procedure that takes about ten minutes and can be performed in a doctor’s office. Women can go back to their regular activities after the procedure. It also features the benefits of having no added hormones and has been shown to be extremely effective—up to 99.74% according to some studies.
Roughly 750,000 women have used Essure has a form of permanent birth control. Unfortunately, some of these women have suffered from life-changing effects associated with the procedure.
How Does Essure Work?
Essure is an alternative procedure that allows the users to avoid cutting into the body or burning the fallopian tubes to provide permanent birth control. Instead, a small device is inserted into the fallopian tubes through the vagina. The device is essentially two flexible coils. They are made from Nickel titanium and polyethylene fibers. The coils anchor to the falls of the fallopian tube. Scar tissue then forms over the next three months to completely block the fallopian tube.
While the ovaries will still produce eggs, sperm cannot get to the eggs because the coils block their path. The body then simply breaks down the eggs that have not been fertilized and reabsorbs them.
Essure Problems and Side Effects
The most common side effects are uncomfortable cramping feelings that are similar to what would occur during a normal monthly cycle. “Mild to moderate pain” is relatively common right after the procedure. Spotting and heavier periods are also common. Other women report side effects that include:
- Hair loss
- Damage of the fallopian tubes or other organs
- Autoimmune problems
- Device expulsion
- Vaginal discharge or infection
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Pelvic pain
- Weight changes
- Mood changes
- Joint or muscle pain
Some women also experience hypervolemia, which is fluid buildup in the blood. Some complications can ultimately lead to the need for a complete hysterectomy.
There can be accidental pregnancies when the device fails as well. Women who become pregnant while using Essure are at a high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy that occurs outside of the uterus. However, studies thus far have not indicated that women who become pregnant after the Essure procedure have any increased risk compared to those who have not had the Essure procedure.
In September 2015, the FDA held a panel review of the device. Roughly 20,000 complaints triggered the panel review. The FDA noted that there was a dramatic increase in the number of reported adverse events from about 2013 forward.