I had the essure procedure done July 5, 2013. My doctor did it in the office under local anesthesia. I was advised to get this procedure done over a tubal ligation because the recovery would be short and it would be more cost efficient. I love my doctor so I trusted his judgement, him and his nurse told me that it wouldn’t be painful and the procedure would only take a few minutes.
When I arrived for my procedure they took me back to a room immediately and gave me some pain pills and a pill to help with my nerves. After about an hour they came back into the room to check and see if I felt like the medication had kicked in and it had. They then had me follow them to another room. After walking in I was shocked to see the room was set up like they were doing a surgical procedure. The shot was extremely painful as was the procedure itself. I will never forget the feeling and the clicking sound of the coils being placed in my Fallopian tubes. They then cleaned up and let me rest for about 10/15 minutes. Once they returned I jumped up ready to go because I wanted to just get out of that office as fast as I could. The recovery was minimal, I was back to normal activities the next day.
3 months later on a Monday I went into the hospital for my radiology test to make sure the scar tissue had formed. my doctor did not inform me that this test would be just about as painful as the procedure itself. I was given the ok and told everything was fine and I hobbled my way out the door. That Friday morning on my way to work I recieved a phone call from my doctor stating he recieved a call from the radiologist the day before stating something was wrong with my left Fallopian tube and they didn’t believe the procedure worked. He told me to play it safe and use protection during intercourse over the weekend and he would call me back early the following week. That following Wednesday I finally heard back from my doctor. He stated he met with a representative from the essure company and that the coil had PUNCTURED my Fallopian tube and they could insert another behind at and ‘no cost to me’. After talking to family members I decided I wanted my entire Fallopian tube removed because I was not comfortable with it hanging out.
A month later I got my Fallopian tube removed. This whole essure experience has been a nightmare, let alone a strain financially since I am a hairdresser and do not get paid while I am off work. I would NEVER get this procedure done again and encourage everyone else to think twice before getting it done themselves.