A few months ago, my wife had this procedure performed on her and it has been a garish nightmare ever since.
My wife has been in a state of constant pain in her pelvic region and it’s become a drain on her and a banality to me because as it sits, there doesn’t seem to be a working solution.
This procedure has affected us on an intimate level because there are times when we are trying to be intimate but the act is painful for her post procedure. Before the procedure she wasn’t in pain.
The doctors also failed to provide a detailed synopsis of the procedure and what it entailed, they left out the part about PET Fibers that are supposed to aid in the scarring process and my wife wasn’t even provided with an allergy test that would have determined if she is allergic to a part of this alloy which is nickel and titanium forming Nitinol which has been useful in other areas of the human body.
I am of the belief that the FDA approved this alloy for invasive vaginal Essure procedures based solely on its usefulness in other parts of the body as opposed to having to go to medical trials both short term and long term to see what the effects would be which, in the event that my opinion is correct, is an abhorrent and flagrant violation of the FDA’s own policies that require long and short term medical tests that produce beneficial effects before they class, schedule or even approve any drug or procedure that is not well known.
This procedure is billed as cutting edge technology but the only cutting edge with this procedure is the residual pain that many recipients report, while the FDA thumbs their noses at the victims of this haphazard procedure with a disclaimer that states that there have not been adverse events associated with this procedure which is complete and utter hogwash when a person does a simple Google search on this topic.
This new procedure is so unknown that when we went in for an ultrasound, they had to do an external ultrasound due to immense pain and the person who performed the ultrasound had just learned of this procedure about thirty minutes before the ultrasound.
So we have a collective of women who are having this procedure sold on them under the guise of affordability and practicality by one contingent of medical professionals who obviously cannot know very much about the procedures they are performing because the FDA refuses to acknowledge that the decision to approve this horrible procedure was not well researched and was haphazard at the least. Meanwhile, there is another collective of medical professionals who aren’t being informed of this new procedure, as our EKG technician wouldn’t have been researching this procedure on Google thirty minutes before our EKG.
This procedure must be pulled from the FDA’S list of approved procedures and the FDA owes it to those who have undergone this procedure to do further research, compensate those treated for any and all reproductive problems as a result of the ensuing removal or reversal of this procedure for those who are suffering as a result of it. They need to own their mistake and correct it because if the FDA was able to get this procedure approved, and people are suffering as a result, then it opens a door for the FDA to start approving other drugs and procedures that could have even worse effects than the Essure coils.