Risks And Benefits Of Essure

Essure is a permanent birth control method for women. It is non-invasive and does not require general anesthesia. Ovaries produce an egg every month, and fallopian tubes carry this egg to the ampullary part of the fallopian tube (the area of fertilization). 

The Essure device is inserted into the fallopian tube, and in a couple of months, it develops some tissue around it. The extra tissue blocks the egg from meeting the sperm and prevents pregnancy. To get an Essure device implanted or to learn more about the device, contact the best Edinburg gynecology center available. 

An Essure device can be used for five years. Implanting an Essure device has some risks and benefits associated with it. These risks and benefits will be discussed in this post. 

Benefits of Essure:

  • It is a permanent method of birth control. Implanting an Essure device ensures that the patient will not have a pregnancy, and it is a very effective method of birth control. 
  • The inserts are safe. The Inserted device does not contain or release any hormones. Therefore, there is no chance of hormonal imbalance. 
  • There is no need for anesthesia. The Essure device can be inserted in a doctor’s office and does not require local or general anesthesia.

Risks Associated with Essure:

Inserting an Essure device can have long-term and short-term risks: 

Short-term risks include: 

  • Mild to moderate pain can be felt while inserting the Essure device. However, this is temporary, and the pain intensity can vary for different patients. 
  • Immediately after the insertion of an Essure device, a patient can have vaginal bleeding, cramps, or may have some discomfort. 

Long-term risks include: 

  • Pain in the abdomen, pelvic region, or back
  • The uterus or the fallopian tube can have perforations post-treatment
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Allergy or hypersensitivity reactions
  • Severe pain in the pelvic region if the device migrates from its location to an abnormal location

Other common issues which have been noted in patients include headaches, changes in weight, depression, mood swings, and hair loss. The removal of the device is a surgical process.

Females with Essure devices inserted have been reported to have some unintended pregnancies. The embryo develops in an abnormal location outside the uterus, known as ectopic pregnancy. Some women also have painful periods or pain during ovulation. Also, some women have severe pain during intercourse.

Consult a specialist before receiving an Essure device, as the device can have several of the side effects we’ve discussed above.