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Essure Hair Loss, Back Pain, Swollen Lymph Nodes! Something is Wrong!


Laura the day after her Essure removal surgery

Laura came to us because she was having Essure hair loss and other Essure side effects.

Three months after her Essure coils were inserted she began to experience Essure hair loss, low back pain, and swollen lymph nodes.

All testing was normal. Her doctor was not helpful.

After 5 years of suffering from Essure side effects, Laura decided enough was enough and she wanted to have the Essure coils out of her body.

She did not want a hysterectomy and that is why she chose to travel to A Personal Choice for a specialized Essure removal procedure.

Laura before having Essure side effects

Laura is from Madison, Mississippi. She is 38 years of age and is the mother of two children. She teaches language arts. In 2010 she decided to have an Essure procedure because it was non-surgical and she was told it was ‘easy‘.

Her Essure devices were inserted without complication. Initially she did well but three months later the problems began.

Essure hair loss: Is it possible?

Three months after her Essure procedure Laura noticed her hair began to come out in clumps. She also started seeing lots of hair on her pillow every morning. She began to develop low back pain and her lymph nodes became swollen. She spoke to her doctor who informed her there was no relationship between having Essure and hair loss. Her doctor ordered lab tests and imaging studies. All her test came back as normal. Her doctor said her Essure hair loss was not related to Essure.

Her doctor told Laura that her pain was from an ovarian cyst and that she was ‘just stressed out‘. Laura did not believe this diagnosis.

Other women with Essure problems

Laura then began to search on line and she joined discussion groups of women having similar problems. She soon met other women who were having hair loss after Essure. One woman had their Essure hair loss stop after her Essure coils were removed. After hearing the problems of many other women with Essure problems, Laura returned to her doctor and told her doctor she was convinced the Essure was causing her to have these symptoms.

Her doctor told her they could do a hysterectomy but Laura wanted nothing to do with hysterectomy. Laura then sought the help of A Personal Choice in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Laura traveled to our center because of our specialization in tubal surgery and Essure removal surgery. Laura wanted to have Essure coil removal only…she did not want to become pregnant and she did not want a hysterectomy. Laura informed us she wanted the ‘coils out of my body’ because she believed they did not need to be there. She acknowledged even if she did not get better after Essure removal then she was satisfied just knowing the coils were not inside her.

Laura’s Essure removal surgery

Laura’s Essure removal surgery went well. It went really, really well!

Some women have hair loss and pain after EssureSince Laura has a low BMI (less than 25) and no surgical history (no chance of significant scar tissue), we were able to make a really small incision (less than the size of a section). Since she did not want to become pregnant she elected to have a tubal ligation rather than an implantation. Her entire surgery lasted 56 minutes and the estimated blood loss was 7 mL (1.5 teaspoons).

We were able to remove her coils out intact with all of the surrounding scar tissue using our targeted surgical dissection technique for minimizing Essure fragments during removal.

Laura did well during and after her surgery. During her postoperative visit she rated her pain a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10.

We asked Laura to update us in 6 months about her status using our Tubal Ligation Symptom Report form. We want to know how she is doing and if her Essure hair loss has improved.

Submitted by DrMonteith@tubal-reversal.net

10 thoughts on “Essure Hair Loss, Back Pain, Swollen Lymph Nodes! Something is Wrong!”

  1. Katrina says:

    I had the essure procedure done in 2014 and have been experiencing hair loss. Figured it had to be because of the procedure. At the age of 34 of course this is a problem for me. Is the removal of the coils expensive?

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      We have had other patients hair loss who have come for Essure removal and have experienced improvement. We charge $7500. Patients travel to us because we can remove the devices without a hysterectomy and there is a low risk of device fragmentation. Please call us at (919)968-4656 for more information.

    2. Grizel says:

      Does insurance cover this procedure?

      1. Dr. Monteith says:

        Insurance only covers hysterectomy and fallopian tube removal. We are unable to accept insurance as payment for Essure removal surgery at our facility.

        Call us at (919) 968-4656 8am to 5pm eastern standard time and we would be happy to speak with you.

        We charge $6400 total plus $125 to schedule, we are located in Raleigh, North Carolina and patients pay in full and out-of-pocket at the time of scheduling. The chances of pregnancy after tubal reversal are about 60%. All you have to pay for in addition to the surgical fee is the cost of travel, hotel, and food.

        We do have a prepayment tubal reversal plan that allows you to save towards your reversal over a 3 year period.

        Although $6,400 seems expensive…the alternative treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF) average $12,000 to $14,000 and is about 40% successful!

        The main advantage to tubal reversal is that every month you have a chance and you can become pregnant more than once.

        We are also offering patients who schedule surgery in January and February 2017 to have their two, night luxury hotel stay included in the price of their reversal surgery. For more information: Free 2 night luxury hotel stay Jan/Feb 2017

        The following link will answer most of your questions about reversal. This is the MOST HELPFUL INFORMATION to read when considering reversal at our office. Each question has a link to more information about the question: Frequently asked questions about tubal reversal

  2. Kelly says:

    I have had several issues since having this procedure approx 6years ago and am both shocked and thankful to have come across this information tonight. Also sad for others that I am not alone.

  3. V says:

    I just want to know if the esquire side effects went away, and if her hair grew back.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      Most patients have reported improvement in their symptoms and in their hair growth.

  4. Edison says:

    Shocked to see Essure have such vulnerable side effects. Appreciate her decision not going for hysterectomy.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am looking to speak with or message a woman who has had Essure removed.

    1. Dr. Monteith says:

      You can go to our Facebook page and find those who have had Essure removal at our center: A Personal Choice Tubal Reversal Facebook group

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