Results of National Center for Health Research study of 1104 women with Essure problems



86% reported pain (mostly pelvic or abdominal)

34% reported excessive bleeding – some bled every day of the month instead of a regular period

22% fatigue

16% hair loss

12% hysterectomy

12% depression

7% allergy


These are all women reporting serious complications, not a random sample of Essure patients.

About 35% had Essure removed and about half of those had a complete recovery.  Only 5% of those who had them removed reported no improvement in symptoms.