FDA CONSUMER UPDATE | Essure Permanent Birth Control

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Essure?

Implanting Essure is typically done in a doctor’s office. This procedure doesn’t require an incision and can be done without general anesthesia.

Some women who use Essure have reported serious complications, including:

  • poking through the fallopian tubes or uterus
  • persistent pain after the procedure (including pain for weeks or months after the procedure)
  • change in menstrual cycles (bleeding patterns)
  • symptoms similar to those of allergic reactions
  • symptoms similar to those in autoimmune diseases, such as joint pain and fatigue.

In addition, some women who reported complications have had surgery to remove the device.

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