Essure is a relatively new form a birth control for women. There are those who love it and wouldn’t choose anything else while there are women who want to have it taken out for various reasons.
Although Essure is still considered new there are women are coming forward and writing about difficulties they have been having since getting the Essure coils. Most seem to be writing about prolonged bleeding and pain and others are having stomach pain located around where the coils are located. Others suspect they may have an allergy to nickel, which is used in making the coils. For others a coil has dislodged and cannot be found which is very disconcerting, to say the least. Essure problems will probably continue to rise due to more women having the procedure performed.
As women are coming forward and asking about Essure removal they are being told this procedure cannot be reversed. When they push the subject with many in the medical field they are told the only way to have the coils removed is through a hysterectomy.
Having to have a hysterectomy to have the coils removed is NOT the only option. The surgeons at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center have been performing Essure reversal using a procedure called tubouterine implantation. This is where the coils and scar tissue is removed from the fallopian tubes and the remaining healthy tube is reattached to the uterus. This is the best option for women who want to have children after the Essure procedure. With the tubouterine implantation the coils are completely removed. With IVF following the Essure procedure for pregnancy the coils are generally left in. Having the coils in place with a pregnancy may cause problems as the pregnancy progresses.
For those who want to have the Essure removed it is possible and without having to have a hysterectomy. The surgeons and staff at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center are more than willing to answer any questions you may have. The tubal reversal nurses can be reached by calling 1-919-968-4656.