I wanted a regular old tubliagtion in 2008 after having my daughter. While discussing my options with my doctor, she brought up Essure and assured me it was perfect for me. Less downtime and back on your feet in no time at all. She stated it is much less invasive also, so I agreed to undergo the procedure. After having the Essure inserted, I was experiencing an extreme amount of pain and discomfort. I went in for a follow up within 6 months of insertion and had a vaginal ultrasound done. The ultrasound revealed edema and swelling behind the uterus. At this point my doctor stated it looked almost like an allergic reaction. It was then that they advised me the Essure device contains nickel which I am allergic to. My doctor gave me two options, live with the pain for a while or have a hysterectomy. If I was going to have a hysterectomy done, I’d have to come up with $3000 upfront since I was no longer covered under Medicaid. I there fore chose to live with the pain until approximately 2 weeks ago when it became so great I could barely walk. I went in to see my regular pcp who sent me in for a CT scan. The scan revealed one of the Essure devices was malpositioned low within my abdomen. I was terrified and scheduled an appointment with an OB/ GYN immediately. While under her treatment, I had another vaginal ultrasound which revealed the Essure on the left side was missing. The ultrasound machine didn’t pick it up at all. After this discovery, my OB/ GYN advised me the only thing she can offer me is a hysterectomy which is scheduled for Nov. 18th. Today, I get a call from the hospital to advise me my portion of this cost is $2000. Thank goodness for good insurance since they are paying 90%. I have had such horrible issues with this device, I tell everyone who speaks to me about this being a possibility for their birthcontrol to NOT DO IT. I’ve had problems from the moment it was inserted. I only hope this story helps the FDA recall the Essure and take it off the market.