In May of 2011, I went in to have the Essure procedure done. We were done having children and had thought that it would be easiest procedure as we wanted something permanent. It was less invasive than having a tubal and it was just an office procedure so it sounded like just what we were looking for. From the very first menstrual cycle I had HEAVY bleeding, we are talking soaking through a super plus tampon and pad within a matter of an hour or so. I would stand up and have to run to the bathroom as it would literally gush out.
Since my procedure I have had constant stomachaches all of which are getting worse. My doctors have ran every test imaginable and nothing is wrong. I am 110% certain that I am sick due to these horrible coils. I dread getting my period every month as it so heavy. I have gone to 2 different gynecologists both who say my heavy bleeding is coincidental. The one doctor suggested that I take birth control to help ease the flow of my cycle…the whole reason I had this done was so I wouldn’t have to pay for birth control anymore. I have called my insurance and they will not pay for the coils to be removed. There are legitimate places, 1 particularly that does assist with this procedure. It would cost us $7500 out of pocket to have this removal done. As amazing and wonderful as it would be to be ‘free’ of these coils, financially that is just not an option. So it is here that I sit with constant stomachaches and ridiculously heavy menstrual cycle. I would not wish this upon my worst enemy, nor would I EVER recommend Essure to anyone.