I has the Essure procedure in October 2010. My OB/Gyn talked me into having the procedure done because he said it not as invasive for me as it would be for my husband to have a vasectomy. My whole life I never had any issues with my periods. A few months after I had Essure I started having very heavy uncontrollable bleeding once a month. I went to my Gyn and they discovered I had polyps. I asked if this has anything to do with Essure and they denied it did. I was scheduled for a D&C a week later.

I wish I had done my research prior to having these foreign objects placed inside my body. I have been suffering from extreme pain since the coils. Numbing and tingling in both my arms and hands. My right leg is completely numb and is in so much pain. It’s not like any pain I have ever experienced. During my routine D&C my doctor perforated my uterus, he sent me home and said I should be fine. One day later, I was rushed to the hospital for an emergency hysterectomy. I thought well at least I won’t have to worry about those coils any more.

I had a partial hysterectomy, he left my ovaries. I asked him if he got the coils out and he told me he couldn’t find one of the coils. It has been one year since my hysterectomy and I am still living in pain. I have been to several doctors trying to manage the pain. A neurologist performed anterior and posterior cervical fusion because we thought it was spinal cord damage. Two months post-op since my neck surgery, the numbing and pain is so bad. My primary doctor has been trying to help me, I have had to take anxiety meds, pain meds and anti-depressants since Essure. I have never brought up Essure with my primary or with the neurologist. My Gyn told me it was not related. After 3 years of living with this how come nobody has thought maybe it is the Essure coils? Why did I not pursue what happened to the missing coil after my hysterectomy. Why aren’t more doctors aware of possible complications? I want my life back as it was before Essure, I just hope sharing my story will make women considering Essure think of another form of sterilization. Just because it is not invasive doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

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