Ten Things To Consider Before Choosing Essure

Ten Things To Consider Before Choosing Essure


Conroe TX Gynecologists

Essure is one option available to our patients at Solace Women’s Care. It is a birth control method you can receive as a nonsurgical procedure. It is 99% effective and approved by the FDA. Your doctor will place a tiny insert into your fallopian tubes through the vagina, cervix and uterus. This stimulates your body’s own tissue to grow around the insert in your fallopian tube effectively blocking your tube and creating a barrier to pregnancy.

There are many things to consider before making the decision to choose the Essure method of contraception.

  1. The most important question you need to ask yourself before choosing Essure is: “Do I want a permanent contraception, or not?" Essure is not reversible so you must know for certain that this is the next step in your family planning that you wish to take.
  2. You will need to have an approximate back up birth control for three months because it takes that long for the tissue to block the tube.
  3. If you’re looking for a procedure that requires no surgery, performed in a doctor’s office and completed in ten minutes, Essure is for you.
  4. If you’re concerned about visible scars, Essure is for you.
  5. You will need the Essure Confirmation Test three months after your procedure to verify that your inserts are in the correct location and functioning correctly.
  6. Your health insurance may cover the expense of your Essure. Under the Affordable Care Act , many health insurance plans will cover FDA-approved methods of birth control to women at no cost. It’s best to call your health insurance company to confirm your benefits before getting Essure.
  7. You will need to delay getting Essure if you are, or have been, pregnant within the past 6 weeks.
  8. If you are in the second half of your menstrual cycle, you will need to wait to get Essure.
  9. Gynecological infections may delay you from getting Essure.
  10. Consider contacting Solace Women’s Care today to discuss if Essure is right for you!

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