In 2009 I had the essure devices implanted. I wanted a permanent non-invasive low side effect form of birth control. The in-office procedure went well and I really had no complaints until my birthday when my body literally spit one of the devices out. Happy birthday to me. A few months later I had a tubal ligation to ensure that my birth control was permanent and non-hormonal. I was left with one device and one tube tied. About a year after I began having very heavy and painful periods. A visit to my obgyn a few tests later I was diagnosed with adenomyosis (Adenomyosis is uterine thickening that occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, moves into the outer muscular walls of the uterus.). How in world could this happen when never before had I experienced any problems and during several surgical procedures (gastric bypass and tubal ligation) my uterus had been declared fine and healthy. My bleeding did not stop and after 4 months of dealing with the pain I was told that I needed a total (complete uterus removal) hysterectomy. I had the hysterectomy and while the bleeding stopped, the side effects have not. I have scar tissue and ‘webbing’ that makes intercourse very painful, and have had to have some removed since the hysterectomy. My ovaries are still intact which allows my hormones to function and stave off early menopause. This is not fun and if I had known about all of these issues with essure I never would have had the procedure.