A few may have persistent problems that start immediately and don’t resolve over time.
One such person was Jennifer. Jennifer is 46 years of age and she is from Baltimore Maryland.
She is a marketing specialist and has an interest in alternative medicine and supplements.
At the age of 42 Jennifer had the Essure sterilization procedure to prevent pregnancy.
Immediately after the procedure she noticed problems… periods became irregular and she soon developed a ‘pinching’ sensation that would not go away.
Irregular periods after Essure
Jennifer immediately noticed her periods became irregular. Her doctors were dismissive and blamed it on aging.
Although Jennifer was 42 she had always had regular periods. Since her previous husband had a vasectomy Jennifer had not used any hormonal medications for many years before her Essure procedure so the abnormal periods could not have been blamed on stopping these medications. Also Jennifer is thin with a BMI of 25 and otherwise very healthy..so it would have been unlikely she developed polycystic ovarian syndrome (most common cause of irregular periods) within a month of having the Essure procedure.
Pain after Essure and pinching after Essure
Jennifer did not have any major pain during or after her Essure procedure but she did notice a sudden increase in pelvic pressure and pinching after her Essure. Her doctor was again dismissive.
Essure symptoms: Is it possible?
Jennifer let her symptoms go on for four years. She eventually went to an allergy specialist who tested her histamine levels and they were very elevated. According to her specialists her histamine levels were so elevated it could only indicate a constant and continuous exposure to the substance causing her problems. Her specialists recommended a nickel test and she indeed did have nickel allergy. This is when she decided to have the Essure coils removed at our center.
Can Essure coils be removed?
Her Essure removal procedure lasted 43 minutes and the estimated blood loss was 15 ml (3 teaspoons).
She did well and returned home without any adverse events.
Essure side effects: Is hysterectomy necessary?
Readers should be aware the majority of women who undergo Essure will not have any problems. Some will have side effects and will contact our center for advice. The FDA removed Nickel allergy as a contraindication (reason not have Essure) but also added as an adverse risk the possibility of a foreign body reaction.
In our experience, Essure coils can be easily and safely removed during outpatient surgery. It is not necessary to have a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or a salpingectomy (removal of the tubes) to remove the Essure coils.
If you have questions about Essure removal then call us for more information (919) 968-4656.