My name is Kacie and when I was 18 an OBGYN in Tucson, implanted the essure devices into my tubes. Fallowing the procedure I suffered from heavy bleeds that lasted months at a time, severe pain, headaches, cramps, and other issues. Before essure was implanted into my body I was a healthy 18 years old who enjoyed running, sports, and living a regularly active life. I did my best to push through the pain because I did not want to give up on the life that I had before essure. I went to multiple doctors about the pain but none of them really knew what was wrong. Finally I ended up in the hospital with extreme pain and a fever. The hospital assumed I had an appendix rupture and sent me to have an emergency CT-Scan. My appendix was not the problem it was the essure. The essure device on my left side had migrated and forced itself into my uterine wall, through my uterus, and poked back into my fallopian tube from the outside. Luckily my OBGYN knew a top OBGYN surgeon who took my case. The surgery was only supposed to last 2 hours but the essure was so defective that it kept breaking inside of me. My abdominal muscles had serious scarring from the essure devise. Regardless of the pain from surgery I am so thankful that the surgeon was able to remove them and do such a great job. I am still recovering from the surgery but the searing pain from the essure in my hip has subsided.
Essure should not be on the market it is an extremely dangerous product that has serious side effects. I hope that the courts will recognize this and require essures’ parent company to provide a fund for people who need it removed due to medical issues. Insurance does not cover the removal or reversal of essure. I also think that the parent company should be held liable for the poor study that was used to pass the product though the FDA and their lack of training for medical professionals. The reality of this product is the doctors understand just a little as the patients they are putting essure into understand it.