My name is Leesa Wines and I am 49. I had the Essure procedure done in 2005. Back then it was fairly new only about 3 years old. I was not told about many side effects probably because there were not many then. I was told that it could not be reversed and if I were to become pregnant it would not be a progressive one.
I did not get pregnant but in 2012 I woke up to an ache in my abdomen which progressed so much that by 10 pm I was at the hospital. The doctor ran so many tests that night, ct scan, ultrasounds, vaginal exams, etc but found nothing. After a shot for the pain my thigh went numb and has been ever since. I am currently experiencing occasional pain in my abdomen and many now side effects that I did not realize were until now.
After more tests and many more doctors , including a Neurologist for the numbness, I was told I had a pinched nerve in my thigh but no one could tell me what was causing it or the pain in my abdomen and leg. The pain continued and my new gynecologist decided to do another HSG test to confirm if the coils were still in place. We both saw what looked like one coil sticking up,which is in the exact same place that I feel the poking pain, but the other one was intact. After the Radiologist looked at it he ruled it inconclusive. My gynecologist has agreed to take the coils out as she used to preform the Essure procedure but no longer does them. She feels that they cause too many issues. Pain means something is wrong and I did not give up. I will have my surgery in September 2013.