I just had my second baby in June 2009 and I informed my doctor that I wanted to have my tubes tied. My doctor offered me the Essure procedure brochure. I went home and looked up forums online about the procedure and at that time I didn’t see anything negative about the procedure. I had my procedure in office with pain medications, August of 2010.
The procedure was extremely painful on my right side, but I did not feel anything on my left side when it was inserted. My doctor had to back out of the right side while in the middle of the insertion due to the pain that I was in. He looked at the representative that was in the office and told her he had never seen anyone in so much pain before with this procedure. They finished up and stated that the implants were in place.
I went home that night and experienced extreme vomiting. I called my doctor and he stated that was normal due to the pain pills. I called him the next day and informed him that I felt as if I was pregnant. My symptoms were the feeling that you can’t swallow your spit because you feel like you’re producing too much, nausea, and bloating. He told me the symptoms should go away with a week. Well they lasted a month. I was unable to get my HCG performed due to losing my insurance shortly after I had the procedure performed.
The following two years after my procedure, I experienced rectal bleeding, feeling very foggy as if I couldn’t think, and pain on my right side. I had colonoscopies, capsule studies, barium swallows, and visits with a rectal physician due to the bleeding. They could only find blood flakes in my intestines but never a source.
January of 2013 I had extreme pain on my right side. I felt as if my appendix was going to burst. It was a very sharp stabbing pain that would not subside and vomiting. I went to the ER. The Dr’s did a CT scan and US. They stated they didn’t know what was wrong and to follow up with my GYN in the next day. I followed up with a new GYN (one that had not performed the procedure, but had been my OBY/GYN for my first pregnancy) and she had a 4D US performed.
She found that my coil on the right side had gone through my fallopian tube and into my uterus. She called her representative and asked them what she should do to correct this due to her never seeing this problem before. She informed me that she would have to take the right side fallopian tube out and cut the coil out of my uterus. I had my surgery on April 4, 2013. She removed my right sided fallopian tube and she stated that she had to literally yank the coil out of my uterus to get it out. She also removed my left sided fallopian tube due to not trusting the insert and it remaining where it was. I was in immense pain after the surgery due to feeling as if I was having contractions from the coil being removed.
I have to say that I am thankful that these coils are no longer in my body and I advise that all women think twice before having this procedure done. I had to pay $600 to have these coils inserted and now I’ve racked up ER bills and surgical bills that I wouldn’t have had if he would have just tied my tubes the normal way in the first place. Thank you for listening.