Q&A: Would I be able to get pregnant after having an Essure procedure?

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I am 33 years old had the Essure procedure done in 2011. Can I have them removed and how much? And would I be able to get pregnant again?

- Elizabeth


Alison Peck, MD - LocateADoc.com

The Essure procedure was originally intended for women who are not planning to conceive. In some cases the Essure device protrudes into the uterine cavity and can effect an embryo from implanting. If so, it would be best to remove them before doing IVF. Some fertility physicians place them intentionally in patients with damaged fallopian tubes, but that is controversial. It is best for you to evaluate your uterine cavity to help decide if removing them is the best option for you.

--Alison Peck, MD
Encino, CA

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