I had ESSURE implants done in May 2008 by Dr….. ., who i was told was the only doctor in my area that was trained to do the ESSURE procedure. I was informed that it was not reversible which I was fine with after three girls two are twins I was certain that I did not want anymore children. I did not get the HSG test performed three months later due to the difficulty in scheduling the exam. Certain times of the month, according to cycle and then I was a full time graduate school student, full time worker , full time mom and wife and just did not get to it. I almost immediately started having pain which resembled monthly cramping from a menstrual cycle. i did go back and state that I was having irregular periods, cramping, blood clots and spotting throughout the month. I was told that it was my age causing this discomformt. My greatest concern having placed ESSURE was that I had a previous history of Endometriosis which I did address and was told that would not be a problem.
During the procedure, the doctor filmed mine(with my pernmission) to train new students on how implanting works. However; the doctor had great difficulty with one tube the left side. During the procedure I said several times ‘if it wont go in just forget it, this is too painful’, after several tries and the doc saying he never had this problem before, he supposedly got it in the tube. I left the office with some cramping and then my menstrual has never been the same since.
Currently, I suffer daily with pain, lower extremities abdominal,back, legs, sides, bladder problems, during sex, after sex has ruined my sexual health copmpletely. I never know when I will get a period, how long will it stay, will it be tremendous blood clots, or a little. I have gone back and forth to the doctor and my complaints have been dismissed to my age however; my blood work does not show any signs of menopause. My GYN even referred me to a sex therapist and I was told my blood clots are from a small fibroid which never made sense to me. I have a constant urge to urinate. On two separate occasions I am convinced I was pregnant and miscarried I never bothered to go to the doctor because they would do nothing for me anyway. I was recently treated for a triple vaginal infection that I had and blood in the urine and never once did the doctor attribute anything to ESSURE. Now that I have all of this knowledge and education regarding ESSURE I am going on 10/10/13 to have HSG done. Something is definitely wrong and I can say that two years ago I had sonograms done in which the technicians had no idea what something was on my pictures now I know what they were looking at was my ESSURE implant and they had no idea. I would know this now because of all the pictures that women have posted so I had several sonograms misread!!
I would like to be heard and help stop the production of this product!!