Five years ago I decided that I didn’t want anymore children. My husband and I had been blessed with a son and had experienced a miscarriage in the past. My doctor told me about Essure and it seemed like a good option for us. A quick procedure with little down time and no more need for birth control pills or condoms. During the procedure I felt a great deal of pain but the doctor said that was normal. The days and months following the Essure implantation I experienced lots of cramping and felt exhausted all the time. When I went back and had the required xrays the xray technician told me that it appeared that both my fallopian tubes had been punctured by the Essure coils. When I went to my doctor he said he didn’t think that was the case and blamed my pain on my history of endometriosis and suggested I have a hysterectomy. I was only 30 and not looking forward to surgery and a long recovery period, but I needed the pain to end. Sure enough after my hysterectomy my doctor finally admitted that my fallopian tubes had been punctured during the implantation of the Essure coils. Since my surgery I have had many issues related to menopause, weight gain, headaches, hormonal changes etc. All this would have been avoided if I hadn’t gotten Essure.