During the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter, I asked my OB if she could tie my tubes during my c-section and she said no the hospital would not allow it. She reccommended I get the essure procedure a few months after the birth of my daughter (2009). When I went for my 6 week checkup after her birth, she referred me to an OB who was certified to perform the essure procedure. The new OB made the essure sound amazing and I was super excited to get it done. I wish this OB had prepared me for the 3 months of painful hell that followed the procedure while my body was creating the scar tissue to surround the coils and complete the process. Over the next 2 years I continued to have sharp shooting pains if I stretched wrong, stood up to fast, etc. in the spots where the coils were located. In 2011, I started having adominal pain so bad that I went to the ER several times because I didn’t know what else to do. My OB told me it wasn’t the coils causing my pain and I might have endimetriosis. I spent another year in horrible pain. I had to beg her in 2012 to give me a laperoscopy and remove the ‘so called’ endimetriosis and just look around in there and make sure everything is OK or the coils weren’t causing my pain. She assured me again the coils were not causing my pain. The laperoscopy did not show endimetriosis although she said she removed a large cyst and cleaned up some scar tissue but didn’t see anything that would be causing me so much pain. She made me feel like I was making up the pain but for that year, it affected everything I did, including not being able to sit through work many days. Now keep in mind, i’ve never had any problems in my female organs and never even had cramping pain during my periods, but since I got the essure, my body went to hell. The pain felt like I was in constant labor it was so bad. The pain continued and got even worse after my laperoscopy so I went to a new OB to get a second opinion a year later in 2013. I told him my suspicions and he volunteered to give me a hysterectomy to fix whatever problem that is causing the pain. I said why not because at this point I couldn’t take the pain any longer and I wasn’t going to have any more children, I felt extremely desperate. In July 2013, I got my hysterectomy and I feel wonderful!!! It’s amazing to be pain free. I spent 2 years trapped in pain hell and it took me begging my regular OB and going to see a new OB to get here. It shouldn’t have to be like this. And both doctors denied it being the coils that caused me my pain, but it all started after the coils and I’ve never had any problems prior to them! The only thing the OB gave me as a reason for the pain that he could see after my hysterectomy was that I had vericos veins lining my uterine and pelvic wall, but come on, it would be nice for a doctor to finally admit or even try to understand that these coils CAN and DO causing problems.