After having my 4rth child in 2005 me and my husband decided we were done. I had no pain in my abdomen at all untill after recieving the Essure. I was convinced it was totally safe by the dr who pushed it heavilly and really would not consider a regular tubal ligation. He said i was silly for considering a tubal over this. My husbad was sceptical due to the procedure being new. I had the procedure done in june 2006 and was told i would experience minor discomfort. Well the discomfort (aka pain) never went away! My periods got so heavy i doubled tampons with pads and they lasted for weeks. My abdomen became very bloated and i looked pregnant. I went to the ER due to unbearable pain multiple times . During one untrasound they said my uterous was enlarged, and had sacs full of fluid. I went back to my ob who denied any possibility of it being Essure and told me it was hormone inbalance and put me on birth control. I was horrified why be on bc when i had permanent birth control? The birth control lightend my periods a little but did nothing for the pain. Go back to the ob and he says it is in your head. At that point I change doctors. The new doctor was not sure either what was causing my pain and heavy bleeding but she said there was no reason to suffer or take pills lets do a partial hysterectomy. After my surgury was completed my OB had told my my uterous was huge the largest she had ever seen, and inflamed/irritated. She had removed the coils from my tubes as well. I have to verify the details concerning the coils but i am pretty certain she said one was dislodegd and setting in my uterous. This would have been verified by my other dr had he taken a exray prior to saying it is in my head. My ovaries did not survive the hysterectomy and i lost them both. I have been pain free a whole year after over 5 years of pain. The experience with the essure left me helpless and hopless. I missed so many events with my family. Joy had been sucked out of my life and my family suffered. I think it would have been easier for me to have had more kids!