Essure is a metallic coil inserted into the fallopian tube for sterilization. The coil causes scar tissue formation, which blocks the fallopian tubes and prevents pregnancy. While a very effective form of contraception, Essure can cause significant side effects, such as pain, heavy bleeding, rashes, nickel sensitivities, fatigue or even autoimmune issues.
Although Essure was designed to be in place permanently (sales of the device halted in 2018), women who experience these troubling symptoms often look into having their Essure coils removed. Most OB/GYNs recommend hysterectomy for women having pain or other symptoms caused by Essure, but there ARE other options.