Hi my name is Leticia,
I got this procedure done in 2011 after the birth of my last baby. I had gone to Kaiser to go through the required class to get my tubes tied and burned right after the delivery of my daughter. During the delivery they wanted to force me to take the epidural shot and I refused it several times. I told them I did not want that shot in my spine and they finally stopped insisting. I had signed the agreement to get my tubes tied and burned after my delivery and when the time came for that they told me that they could not do that because I needed to get the epidural for the procedure and that I had no choice but to get the epidural or not get the tube surgery. I informed them that if I didn’t get during my delivery pain why was I going to get it for the surgery. The doctor informed me that if I didn’t take the epidural they were not going to go through with the surgery. I was then turned down for that surgery and they referred me to an OBGYN for consultation for other methods. When I was referred to the OBGYN she pushed for the essure procedure because she said it was simple and only took a very short time to do and I would not need to go through surgery. They never mentioned any side effects and pushed for me to get that specific procedure done. I have gone several times to the doctor after the procedure was done with complaints about migraines, strong painful cramps, heavy bleeding, pain in my joints and bones, large blood clots, my hair falling, constant bleeding when not on my menstrual cycle, severe bleeding and pain during intercourse, anemia, severe pain in my back, severe pain in my abdomen and ovaries. The doctor stated that it did not have anything to do with essure procedure and that test would be done. I went under different exams and nothing seemed to be wrong with me according to those test but I didn’t have any of these side effects until after I got this procedure done. I felt like I was crazy and didn’t know what was going on with my body. Now that I read all these stories it proves to me that as I thought all along it was the essure causing all the problems and my doctors were saying “NO”. Something needs to be done about this procedure and it should not be used. The people who created it are saying that only 900 people have complained to the FDA and that might be because we are being told by our doctors that all the problems that we are having is not due to the essure procedure. I am sure that now that we know more women will come forward and complain to the FDA and they will need to do something about it. I know I will be calling as soon as possible and I hope that if you are having the same problems that you will take the time to call.