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  1. fantasmasjc
  2. Infertility Discussion
  3. Sunday, 11 January 2015
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I am 34 years old and I had the Essure procedure done in 2013 and I regretted it soon after. My husband and I want to have another baby but we don't know where to start. IVF is out of the question but I heard the best way to do it is by Essure reversal procedure. Where can I get this done?
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DrNorian Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Thanks for bringing up a very interesting question. There have been a large number of pregnancies after a successful Essure procedure, but as far as I'm aware, most (if not all) of them have been with an IVF cycle. Essure devices are particularly difficult to remove, given that they have a number of coils that provide the mechanism for tubal blockage/occlusion and thus, reliable contraception.

In terms of fertility post-Essure with IVF/embryo transfer, the prior studies suggest that a lower number of coils in the uterine cavity is more favorable than situations when there are more than 5. I do understand that you are hoping to avoid IVF, but I suspect that this will not be possible.

In cases where the Essure is removed surgically for reasons other than desired fertility, but for reasons such as a severe metal allergy or pain, no post-removal pregnancies have been reported. The process of removing them will significantly damage the tubes. If I find any further articles on the subject I will re-post.

Best of luck,
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