Essure Side Effects
Essure may migrate in body, lead to unplanned pregnancies, or cause allergic reactions
The Essure coil may break apart and travel through the body, puncturing tissue and organs, often leading to chronic pain. Autoimmune symptoms such as joint pain and fatigue are also associated with Essure. In addition, women with implant may experience pain during intercourse, allergic reactions to the nickel coil, or an unintended pregnancy (including ectopic pregnancy).
Migration of the coil
One common problem with Essure is the tendency of the coil to move or migrate from the fallopian tubes. This can lead to a number of problems including:
- Perforation of the fallopian tubes, uterus or other abdominal organs
Perforation of tissue in the pelvic area
Hysterectomy to remove the device
Nickel allergy reaction
As many as 36% of women may be allergic to nickel. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to nickel may include skin rashes, hives, itching, dry patches that look like burns. In severe cases, nickel allergies can lead to blisters and respiratory problems.