I had the Essure placed on April 17, 2014. I only had one side done, because they couldn’t place the other side. After about two weeks, I developed an infection. Like many others, I was tested for STD’s (all came back negative). After a course of heavy duty antibiotics, the infection subsides, but the pain where the coil was placed continued. It hurts a lot…Plus, add to that a whole lot of side pain…Thankfully, my doctor listened to me and agreed to remove the Essure; however, I have to get both of my fallopian tubes removed this Friday, so I can be Essure free. I didn’t have any real female issues prior to this procedure.
I feel tremendous sympathy for people who are not able to have it removed very quickly. This is extremely painful. I work out religiously, but have been unable to do so since the Essure was placed. It feels like someone stabbed me in the fallopian tube when it is bad and when it is good it feels like a dull aching pain.
I would have never chosen this procedure had I known that there were so many people who had problems with the Essure. I stayed away from the websites that discussed ‘complications’ related to the Essure. I regret that decision. I knew two people who had the Essure procedure. Neither one had issues with the Essure. I wanted a procedure that would not require surgery and allow me to return to work quickly. Now, I have to miss a lot of work AND have a surgery I wouldn’t have needed, had I not chosen the Essure.
I am not saying that this procedure doesn’t work. It simply does not agree with my body. If you are considering this procedure, please do not be like me and ignore the stories.