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Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure

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A number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.The Essure implant is used to permanently sterilise women, but can cause side effects and complications.One woman - who later had her uterus removed - said she was left suicidal due to the "unbearable" pain, and felt she was a burden to her family.The manufacturer says Essure is safe and the benefits outweigh the risks.The sale of the implants in the EU was temporarily suspended this month. Manufacturer Bayer has asked hospitals in the UK not to use the device during this time. 'Painful to move'Laura Linkson, who was fitted with the Essure device in 2013, said the pain left her suicidal."The device was sold to me as a simple and easy procedure. I w...
New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life

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A new study found that women who undergo a cesarean section delivery may have an increased risk of complications when undergoing a hysterectomy later in life. Women who have undergone one cesarean delivery had a 31.1 percent increased risk of re-operation after a hysterectomy later in life, when compared with women having only vaginal deliveries, according to the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery journal. Meanwhile, women who have had two or more cesarean deliveries may have an even higher risk of a re-operation following a hysterectomy, researchers found. The study comes at a time when approximately one-third of all births in the United States are deliveries by C-section, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and P...