Just as the choice to have the Essure coils placed to prevent pregnancy is a personal one, so too is the choice to have these coils removed. While most women who have Essure will not experience any symptoms, there is unfortunately a growing number of women who are reporting symptoms after the placement of Essure. If you are experiencing symptoms since your surgery, we can help.
Dr. Peyman Saadat, is double board certified in both Ob/Gyn as well as Reproductive Endocrinology and has been practicing for over 10 years. He is one of the pioneers in the field of successful Essure removal without a hysterectomy (as well as Essure reversal, for those who want the chance to become pregnant).
Some of the most common symptoms that have been reported by women with the Essure coils are: pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, pelvic pinching, nausea, leg pain, cramping, heavy menstrual bleeding and irregular bleeding. Some of the less common symptoms include: fatigue, joint pain, skin conditions, a decrease in libido, recurrent yeast infections as well as hair loss.
Essure is a medical device used to prevent pregnancy. Essure coils are small metal coils placed (through the vaginal pathway) into a woman’s fallopian tubes. These coils serve as a method of preventing sperm from reaching and fertilizing the eggs.
It is not specifically known why some women experience such severe symptoms after the placement of Essure coils, while other women may experience little to no symptoms. (Unless the device has migrated into the uterus or other area of the body, in which case the reason is clear). An overwhelming majority of women experiencing symptoms after the placement of Essure report major improvement to their health and well-being after the removal of the coils. In addition, it is believed that the Nickel used in the old Essure devices may invoke an allergic reaction in some patients causing the symptoms noted above. By removing it, symptoms may go away.