This is my story with the Essure device. In April 2011 I had the Essure product inserted into my fallopian tubes to prevent further pregnancies. A couple weeks later I started having severe pelvic pains. I thought this was normal after surgery so I didn’t consult anybody. A couple months later I started to become extremely bloated and started to look like I was 7 months pregnant. I went to the gynecologist and asked about the pain and she told me the pain was normal but was unsure about the bloating. In 2012 I went back to the gynecologist and asked if I could be allergic to the nickel that is in the Essure and she said probably not and didn’t seem concerned. After having a little doubt I went to my medical doctor to inquire about the bloating. She ordered blood work and everything came back normal. A year later I went back to my medical doctor because the bloating did not went away. She ordered a CT scan of the pelvis and the results came back positive for a globular uterus with prominence of the cervix with a few nabothian cysts. On November 5th 2013 I had a nickel sulfate test done. When the patch was taken off 48 hours later the site was completely inflamed with blisters. The medical doctor stated that she has never seen an allergic reaction to nickel this severe in any of her previous patients. The Allergy & Clinical Immunologist said that my fallopian tubes are possibly inflamed. I faxed the results to my gynecologist and I didn’t hear a response back. In March 2014 I had a partial hysterectomy. I had my tubes and uterus removed. While in post op I began to hemorrhage. I lost 7 pints of blood. My sutures could not stay intact. After being discharged from the hospital over a week later, the surgeon who performed the hysterectomy, told me he believed all my complications came from the essure device.