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FDA experts to review safety of Essure birth control implant
Published in 21-9-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions. Essure consists of two tiny, metallic coils that are inserted into the fallopian tubes, where they are intended to trigger the growth of scar tissue that eventually blocks sperm. The product's warning labeling lists a number of side effects and risks, including short-term pain and bleeding after the procedure. [...] thousands of women have attributed other problems to the implant, including some not listed on the warning label: chronic pain, fatigue, weight gain and depression. According to the agency: "FDA has been unable to locate any significant scientific literature which specifically evaluated headaches following Essure treatment."