Women Report Complications From Birth Control Device

CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s supposed to be an easy way to avoid pregnancy.

A tiny device. A permanent solution.

But some women tell CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez that instead of peace of mind, they got a painful lesson about Essure.

At 28 years old, with 3 boys, Amanda Dykeman said her family was complete. So she decided on a permanent contraceptive device called Essure.

“It was this in and out procedure no downtime, no incisions,” she said.

Doctors implanted tiny coils into her fallopian tubes. Then tissue grows around the coil until the tubes are permanently blocked.

The procedure took 15 minutes.

Dykeman said, “They just make it seem like a cake walk.”

But six months later, she said, “I noticed the swelling of the abdomen. I had clots probably the size of baseballs and headaches and migraines. The fatigue. I cannot express how…

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