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The Dangers of Essure
Essure is a permanently implanted birth control device for women consisting of flexible coils which are inserted into the fallopian tubes.
The FDA has reported a growing number of adverse events associated with the use of Essure including persistent pain, perforation of the uterus and/or fallopian tubes, intra-abdominal or pelvic device migration, abnormal or irregular bleeding, and allergy or hypersensitivity reactions, with some women having surgical procedures to remove the device.
Essure Side Effects
Side effects of Essure can include:
- Need for a Hysterectomy
- Colon, Intestinal, Fallopian tube or Uterine perforation
- Migration of Essure implant
- Displacement or breakage of Essure implant
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pregnancy resulting in a baby born with birth defects
- Hemorrhaging or uncontrolled bleeding
- Allergic reactions including headaches, migraines, rashes, and hair loss
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Expulsion of Essure