Essure Procedure

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Shelby’s Story

I was talked into Essure in March of 2011. My OB/GYN told me being a diabetic this would be a better procedure for me over having surgery and having to be intubated with surgical healing after. The literature I read showed the procedure as being fairly standard. My OB/GYN said he had done many of them and that I could even have it done in the office. I chose to have it done. I had it done, spent the next 4 months driving back and forth to the Doctor’s office with pain and bleeding and non-stop issues. Pains, depression, lethargy, inability to function physically at times, weight gain are all things that I had after this procedure. In July of

Kim’s Story

In 2008 I went to my Doctor for excessive bleeding. I ride horses in competition. My Doctor who I had used for several years suggested that I have an ablation. He said that I could be back riding my horses in 2-3 days after the procedure. I asked lots of questions about the ablation. I was excited. I did not want to have a hysterectomy & due to my age I thought that taking hormonal birthcontrol was not a good option for me to control the bleeding. At the very end of our discussion the Doctor mentioned that he noticed that I had never had my tubes tied. He told me that since I’d never had my tubes tied I

Tiffany’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done on November 1st 2012, after giving birth to my second daughter on September 12th 2012. I was told that this procedure was more effective than a tubal because of the design of it. I opted for this procedure thinking it was a good decision because I had a 1 year old at home that I needed to be there for and didn’t want to go under for a tubal. I had so many women tell me how they had given birth even after having tubal’s and I didn’t want to risk it. We have four children together my husband and I, so didn’t want to further push our families stability or our children’s health

Jenny’s Story

I am hesitant to post my story on the site, but have decided that my voice needs be to heard. My husband John and I have been married for six years, and I have always wanted children. But unfortunately, I was born with Cerebral Palsy, and while the disability does not prevent me from having children, it complicates the situation. Over the years I have developed arthritis in my hips and I have been working with my Gynecologist on plans for when and if I become pregnant. At my August 2012 yearly appointment my doctor told me that my arthritis has gotten to the point where pregnancy would be dangerous for me and recommended that I not have children. I

Liza’s Story

I had the procedure done in June 2008 thinking that it was an easy alternative than tubal ligation. At first, the surgery went without a hitch, but I had a mild period for 2 months. Afterwards, I had bleeding after intercourse on occasion but I thought my husband was just a bit to rough during intercourse. Then, the pelvic pain started to happen during and/or after intercourse where sometimes I had to hide in the bathroom from my husband to cry for about 8 to 10 minutes. Once the pain subsided I would then notice some bleeding the following day. I went to see the doctor who placed them and explained to him my situation. I was told that I

Shawn’s Story

I had this procedure after my divorse in 2006.  I had 5 children already and did not want more.  The doctor talked me into this procedure, rather than having my tubes tied, due to being a single mother and needing to get back to work.  I was happy with the procedure, as far as birth control. After reading this and hearing from a friend who works in a GYN office about all the issues, I realized that perhaps I have been feeling bad, due to this? I have no energy, often have unexplained head aches and cramping.  I am and have been in menopause since last August 2012, thought perhaps the cramping was due to that.  I also have pain

Nicole’s Story

I am the mother of four wonderful children. All under the age of 8 at this point! I had tried other birth control in the past but had suffered from negative symptoms. My regular ob office has very kind doctors and nurses and they listened to everything I had to say about finding a permeant form of birth control. That’s when I stumbled across Essure. I asked my doctor about it, but she couldn’t really give me any answers. She said from reading the brochure is sounded wonderful and wished me luck on any further research. I promised to keep them updated on whatever happened. In all my research online all I could find were good things about Essure. I

Haley’s Story

I had the procedure done July 2009 & the follow up in October 09 to confirm everything was done properly. In June 2011 I began have discomfort. By July I was miserable and thought I was have kidney stones never thinking I could be pregnant. I went to my kidney specialis..nothing. It wasn’t time for my annual GYN appointment but I called to be seen. They didn’t want to tell me I was pregnant with a tubal pregnancy. I was taken in for emergency surgery since the fetus was between my coil and ovary. The doctor’s were in shock and done lots of research etc. From August 2011 until August 2013 things went back to normal. Since August 2013 my

Diana’s Story

My name is Diana. I am 37 years old and have 3 children. My Dr. suggested Essure when my Paraguard was causing me pain. 5 months ago I had the Essure procedure and the immediate side effects are alarming. I am 5ft 1.75in and before my procedure weighed 118. Last week I weighed in at 148 after only 5 months on Essure. Other side effects are constant extreme fatigue, and very painful menstrual cycles. At first the Dr. thought it was my thyroid, but when my tests came out normal, I decided to look up the side effects of the Essure. The side effects online are spot on with what I’m experiencing. The side effects on the brochure did not

Christy’s Story

I had the essure procedure on August 20th 2014, shortly after my last baby was born. I don’t want anymore children and couldn’t afford anymore so I opt for the essure as my doctor was able to get grants to make I free for me and it was supposed to be quick and easy and virtually painless according to the essure website.  After taking the pain med and a shot to help with uterine cramps the doctor opened my cervix and began the procedure.  The left coil went in without any issues,  the right coil bent as he was trying to place it.  He took the right one out and replaced I with a new coil.  I was cramping so