Can Essure Make You Hair Fall Out?

Can Essure make your hair fall out?

Many women have complained of hair loss after having undergone Essure sterilization procedures.

can Essure make your hair fall out?Most women who have the Essure procedure will not have any problems or side effects. Unfortunately some women will have Essure related complications. In studies submitted to the FDA, approximately 3% to 9% of women will have pain 12 months after undergoing Essure sterilization.

Initial FDA studies did not have large numbers of women to look for Essure hair loss but as more women have the procedure some are starting to have hair loss and have begun to ask the question, “Can Essure make your hair fall out?”.

Symptoms with Essure

The most common symptom experienced by women after Essure is inserted is pain and cramping within the first month. Usually this will go away but almost 1 out of 10 women will report pain or discomfort 12 months or more after their Essure procedure.

Some of these women will also experience joint pain, rashes, fatigue, and hair loss.

Can Essure make your hair fall out?

Dr. Montieth is the Medical Director of A Personal Choice in Raleigh, North Carolina. He specializes in tubal ligation reversal, vasectomy reversal, and both Essure removal and Essure reversal. He was the first surgeon in the world to report successful natural pregnancy after surgical reversing Essure.

As of June of 2015, he has performed over 200 surgeries to remove Essure devices.

Dr. Monteith has seen a unique subset of patients who have had pain after Essure, endometriosis surrounding the Essure coils, and hair loss. Many of his patients have reported improvement in their Essure related symptoms after having Essure removal at his center.

Why would Essure make your hair fall out?

It is very uncommon to have hair loss with Essure and it is unclear why this would happen. In some Essure patients it could be circumstantial but in others their could be a direct relationship. Some have speculated hair loss is a direct effect of the nickel metal located in the outer Essure coil and others have suggested hair loss could be an autoimmune illness experience by some after Essure is inserted.

To read a patients personal story about Essure hair loss:

Can Essure make your hair fall out? Hair loss and swollen lymph nodes

For more information about symptoms after Essure:

Essure removal to treat abnormal symptoms

Women interested in having Essure removal should call his office at (919) 968-4656 for more details on Dr. Monteith’s unique outpatient surgery to remove Essure devices.

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