The controversial Essure contraceptive device has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In late March, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled that a lawsuit brought by five Essure users against pharmaceutical giant Bayer can continue, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced Bayer to add a “black box warning” to all Essure packaging.
In this article, we’ll talk about an option available to Essure users who are experiencing any of the serious documented side effects: Essure tubal reversal.
Essure at a Glance
Essure was designed to be a form of permanent birth control revolving around the insertion of two metal coils into a woman’s fallopian tubes that prevent sperm from passing through to the egg.
Harmful Side Effects from Essure
Since its approval by the FDA in 2002, many Essure users have experienced serious adverse health effects. Some of the more common side effects and symptoms from the use of Essure include:
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine infection
- Early menopause
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Stroke symptoms
Essure Tubal Reversal is an Option
Until recently, it was believed that the insertion of the Essure coils was irreversible. But medical researchers have confirmed that the Essure procedure can be reversed. In fact, the procedure for removal can be performed on an outpatient basis.
How Essure Tubal Reversal Is Done
Obviously, the procedure to remove the coils is a bit more complicated than the process of insertion. During the removal procedure, the fallopian tubes containing the coils are actually removed from the uterus. Once the coils are removed, the fallopian tubes are then reconnected or reattached through new openings in the uterus.
Because the procedure is rather new, its actual rate of success is not yet known.
Keep It Here For The Latest News About Essure
From its legal issues to treatments for its harmful side effects, we’ll continue to monitor the progress of all things associated with Essure. In the meantime, if you have used Essure and have suffered health complications, we strongly encourage you to contact an attorney specializing in personal injury lawsuits.