Deciding to explore birth control options is a very personal decision. Some options like a tubal ligation (a.k.a. getting your ‘tubes tied’) carry inherent risks since they involve going under the knife. Due to tremendous advancements though, you no longer have to consider undergoing surgery in order to achieve permanent birth control.
Enter Essure permanent birth control, a gentle procedure that can be completed in our office in less than 10 minutes
Essure requires no incision whatsoever, which is one of its main benefits in addition to minimal pain. Most patients only report mild cramping when the device is first inserted – something comparable to what you may experience during a period.
And best of all, you don’t have to schedule a long recovery time – you can literally walk in on your lunch break, have the procedure done and be back to work well within an hour.
Since Essure is completely permanent, it’s only for those who are either finished having children or don’t plan on having any. Once it’s done, there’s no going back.
So what does getting Essure involve?
First, your birth control specialist will insert a small camera thru the cervix and into the uterus to find both fallopian tubes. Next, using a hysteroscope, the micro-inserts will be placed in the fallopian tubes. Over the course of a few days, scar tissue will form around the insert and block the fallopian tubes.
And that’s it!! Your birth control doctor will confirm when you can rely on the device to fully protect you from pregnancy.
If you’re looking for an easy way to prevent pregnancy permanently, contact Gainesville birth control specialists at All About Women today to discuss Essure or other options that may be right for you.