Hi my name is Cassie. I am 24 years old and a mother to a beautiful little girl and a baby boy. My husbandand I knew after we had our son that we didn’t want any more children. I discussed this with my doctor soon after giving birth to my son. She suggested Essure. She said it’s what doctors are steering towards over having a tubal ligation, because that is a major surgery and with Essure there is almost no recovery time, it’s preformed in the office and it’s cheaper. So I opted for this procedure BECAUSE I really didn’t want to have surgery and be down, especially with two young children to care for.
I had my coils inserted in July of 2013. During my 3 month ‘waiting period’ before the dye test I was having a lot of pain in my abdomen on one side, Particularly if I didn’t empty my bladder as soon as I felt the urge to go. I spoke with my doctor she said keep any eye on the pain if it gets to be unbearable to come in.
In the beginning of October 2013 I had my dye test. In one side the coil did what it was supposed to and my tube was completely blocked. I wasn’t so lucky on the other side. It had somehow come out of my tube and made its way into my uterus. I remember seeing the X-ray, it looked like a fish hook sitting inside my uterus. The results were given to my doctor and I was called the next day to come in for an appointment. My doctor seemed astonished with the X-ray results. She said she has been inserting devices in numerous patients each week for years and she has never seen a coil become dislodged. She said I was ‘1 in 1000’ The coil becoming dislodged explained the pain I had been feeling. She scheduled me for surgery (which was what I wanted to avoid in the 1st place) I had the coil removed from my uterus and a tubal ligation done on that side. They left the other coil in place, because it had done what it was intended to.
So far I haven’t had any troubles with the other coil, but after reading up about the Essure, I wish I would have had both of them removed. Here’s to hoping I don’t run into anymore problems down the road.
I wouldn’t recommend Essue to any woman, but if you are insistent in wanting it put in place I encourage you to do some research on it. I didn’t, I just took my doctors word for it and I ended up having surgery anyway. And after reading some other women’s stories, my complications seems fairly mild.