This physician reported on 12/6/07, that he was going to remove the essure micro-inserts the next day due to persistent pain, this pt experienced after having them placed in 2007.
The physician evaluated the pain with pelvic examinations which were normal, and a ct scan which showed the micro-inserts to be properly located within the respective fallopian tubes.
A white blood cell count was normal.
The day after surgery, he reported both micro-inserts were removed laparascopically without difficulty; they appeared normal in the right location without any inflammation.
There was no pathology he could find to explain the pelvic pain.
He performed a d&c, hysterectoscopy and laparoscopy.
He reported to conceptus on 1/7/08 via fax, that during her post operative visit 2 weeks later, her symptoms were much improved and pain seemed to be resolved, but he would continue to monitor her.
This physician feels the pain was essure related as he could not find any other pathology to explain her symptoms.