Essure Device Removal

Essure is a permanent birth control procedure that works with your body to create a natural barrier against pregnancy. \

The Essure device consists of three components:

  1. An inner plastic fiber
  2. A flexible stainless steel inner coil.
  3. An outer nickel titanium alloy coil.

The procedure consists of implanting one of the spiral coils in each of the fallopian tubes. Over a 3 month period, tissue forms around the coils creating a barrier. That barrier prevents sperm from reaching the egg which prevents conception.

Essure Complications

The FDA states that some women have experienced painful health complications after Essure implantation. One of the side-affects, noted on the Essure labeling, is pain. But in a study, conducted by the FDA from 2002 to 2013, women also noted experiencing hemorrhage, headaches, menstrual irregularities, extreme fatigue, depression, and weight gain. Other cases noted a device malfunction, either breakage or the device was not positioned properly. The FDA also suggested that because the outer coil is made from nickel-titanium, some women may have a (nickel) allergy to the device.

The physicians at Chicago Urogynecology can assist in developing a plan to remove the device that is individualized to your needs.

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