I had Essure placed in May 12,2011. I decided to get the Essure because it was non-invasive, non-hormonal, and no cutting involved with very few side effects . This is why I chose it over a tubal ligation or the pill. I didn’t have any side effects of Essure until a year after I had it placed.
The first thing I noticed was my stomach protruded and I couldn’t completely tuck it in. I also became allergic to my rings, allergic to band aids, and had a bald spot on my head. So I had the doctor test me for fibroid tumors, polyps, and cysts via two vaginal ultrasounds. The tests were negative. The doctor suggested me see a gastroentologist and I got tested for gluten and lactose intolerance. I was negative for gluten but I found out I was borderline lactose intolerant. I was told to not eat dairy for two weeks and see if my stomach would go down. It didn’t go down.
I then decided to get blood test done. I got tested for my thyroid, being premenopausal, etc and these tests were all negative. By this time, I had gained 15 lbs abnormally around my stomach, thighs, and back. I work out every day and eat very well and there was no explanation to why I was gaining this weight. So I decided to get a pelvic ultrasound and found out my left coil was in my uterus/cervix. I really didn’t want to have to have a hysterectomy, but I had to come to terms with it.
It took me months worth of all consuming calls and research to get a doctor to get these coils out of me. This the right way. After a year of having problems, I finally got a hysterectomy on April 30, 2013 ( I kept my ovaries.) . I found out after my surgery that my left coil was heading toward my abdomen and I would’ve ended up in the ER. Also , I found out that Essure had caused endometriosis, and a cyst had to be drained on my ovary. Since my hysterectomy, I’m already losing weight and the inflammation is going down. I am continuing getting my immune system better because I know it takes months, possibly years, to get the effects of Essure out of me. Getting Essure done, by far, was the worst mistake of my life.