After having my son in May 2010, my husband and I decided our family was complete. I did not want to stay in the hospital any longer to schedule the traditional procedure, so my doctor and I decided to revisit the discussion at my follow up appointment.
At the follow up appointment, she presented several options, including Essure. It sounded like such an easy, less-invasive way to accomplish sterilization, so I decided to schedule the procedure.
The procedure went well, with both coils easily sliding into place. Three months later, I had the follow up, at which time the doctor told me that the left coil was not in place. It appeared it had perforated the fallopian tube and gone into the uterine wall. With that discovery, it was determined I should undergo an exploratory procedure to ensure I was not bleeding internally, and that the coil had not perforated the colon above the uterine wall.
In November 2010, I underwent the exploratory procedure. While inserting the manipulating tool, the doctor pushed the tool through the back of my uterus, causing a perforation to my uterus. They repaired the uterus and ‘clamped’ my tubes to ensure sterilization.
The coil is still implated in my uterine wall.
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