After having my third child, I had Essure implanted as a form of permanent birth control. Between the pamphlets at the doctor’s office and a couple people that I knew that had it, I was not worried in the least about the procedure or the product. The procedure itself was very painful, to where I almost had to stop the procedure. My physician even stated that he was surprised that it hurt so much. I was in pain the next few days as the information had told me that I would be, but the light cramping never dissipated. I starting taking more Tylenol and Ibuprofen to help with the pain, but it started to get worse. My pain continued to grow, as I noticed that my hair was starting to fall out dramatically, and my body was itchy, especially my face. I changed my facial makeup, my detergent, my perfume, and anything else I could think of that might have affected my skin/body irritation. It wasn’t until I did more research that I found out that I was probably allergic to the metal that was in the Essure. I am appalled that they wouldn’t tell doctors to test for this before inserting it into women. I went to get my HSB test/xray (which I retained a copy of), and I found out that I was NOT in fact sterile, but they were not in place at all. The coils were located in my uterus. My pain continued, and my current OBGYN (not the one that implanted the coils) prescribed me hydrocodone for the pain until we could get the coils out. She was not too familiar with the device, as she does not implant them in her office. She suggested taking them out hysteroscopically, but I had read in many research documents that it was not safe to remove the coils in that manner since they could fragment and break. I found a physician in the area that does Essure removal, and have finally scheduled my hysterectomy for June 23rd. I am only 32, and am not excited to have my uterus removed, but am very ready to have this pain quit so that I may be able to continue with my life. I am not sure why, but I am extremely scared for this procedure, and just want to get through it okay so that I can play with my kids more. I hope one day, I can see the recall of this product so that it is not hurting more women. In the meantime, word of mouth can have a strong effect when used correctly, and you can be sure I am letting everyone know the dangers of this product.