After having been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more than a decade ago, complaints of permanent birth control system, Essure, are now coming forward. It is estimated that more than 750,000 women across the United States rely on this form of birth control and since 2004 more than 850 complaints have been logged in the FDA's adverse events system.
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Essure is a permanent birth control device that involves blocking the fallopian tubes so that sperm cannot fertilize the egg. A series of coils are inserted into the fallopian tubes and over time scar tissue develops thus blocking the tubes.
Private and public Facebook groups have been started for women who wish to discuss the details of the side-effects they have experienced and how Essure has negatively impacted their lives. Women have reportedly experienced:
- Chronic Pain
- Excessive Bleeding
- Coil Migration & Embedment
- Fallopian Tube Perforation
- Fallopian Tube Tearing
- Numbness and Tingling in Arms, Hands, Legs, and Feet
Many patients stated that they had to get hysterectomies in order to remove Essure from their bodies as it was causing them so such pain and discomfort.
Unfortunately, when the FDA approved the device they gave it preemptive status meaning that women cannot sue the manufacturer. However, many women want to share their stories to warn others as well as in hopes of getting the system removed from the market.