Essure Procedure

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Jessica’s Story

I had the Essure procedure three years ago after being told there would be no down time and no long term or serious side effects. In the past 3 years I’ve had headaches, muscle stiffness, dizziness, memory loss, etc.

Jourdan’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done on June 4, 2012.  I just found out May 20, 2013 that I am six weeks pregnant.  They did a sonogram and looked and my tubes and said they we’re blocked.  If they are then how can I be 6 weeks pregnant with a healthy baby.  I was laid off December 20, 2012 and lost my benefits.  I went back to being a massage therapist which means no benefits, no insurance.  If I knew I wanted to get pregnant again I would have found a different job.  I am angry and in shock.  Angry because I paid for a procedure that failed and will pay for a pregnancy that wasn’t supposed to happen.  My

Carrie’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done in 2009. I have had back pain ever since. My SI joint is messed up. I have had shots and used pain meds. I have gone to physical therapy. I had MRI done. There is no relief. I have not had any back problems before surgery. I was told my SI joint was messed up because my hips after child birth didn’t go back together right. But they did the surgery shortly after baby was born. I have been in so much pain since. I can’t even sweep or mop my floor without being down for 2 days. And I have been denied social security because I can hear and am not blind. I

Trisha’s Story

My story is kind of long. I will try to make it as short as possible. After my 4th child was born in Oct of 2002, I had a tubal ligation (my doc said she cut, tied, cauterized my tubes). On Feb 1, 2012 (at the age of 38), I discovered I was pregnant. Everything was ok with me and the baby. After some time and several ultrasounds, they discovered something near my ovaries. I was then sent to a high risk OB, who subsequently sent me to a vascular doctor. What they thought were cysts on my ovaries, were actually aneurysms in both my iliacs (the main arteries to my legs). When they get to a certain size (3cm)

Delma’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done five years ago . I wanted to have av tubal ligation but I was told that I had too much scar tissue from a previous cesarean.  My doctor recommended Essure as an alternative.  I was told it was painless.  Since having the procedure I have experienced cramping and excessive bleeding.  I recently had a period that lasted for 26 days.  I went to my doctor and was told that I may be pre menopausal and the only sure easy to so the bleeding would be to have a hysterectomy. I am 39 years old and have never had anything wrong with my menstrual cycle until I had the Essure procedure.  I was given progesterone


Hello everyone! I had wrote a long story earlier but I guess it didn’t go through. I had Essure done after I had my son in 2010. I recommended Essure to all my family and friends because it was such an easy and quick procedure. But today I take that back. The last 3 or 4 months has been horrible and I know it’s from the Essure. I decided to do Essure because I have diabetes and I realized I didn’t need to have anymore kids because I had complications with all my kids and could not hold any of them full term. After my third child I decided to get Essure. It was recommended to me by my doctor

Genie’s Story

Essure is a horrible procedure and I wish I never had it done. I hurt so bad. I have headaches, bloating, and the stomach pain has become unbearable. I spoke to the physician that performed the procedure and my doctor. They both stated that my body is just trying to adjust to this new procedure. I wish I was informed or read about all the side effects first because I would have never went through with it.

Jenny’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done in 2007. For the first couple years there were really no problems .other than my periods were a lil more intense. In 2009 I was getting severe back pains and was in the hospital numerous times for kidney infections. I also started getting cysts in my vag/bottom area. It is 2013 and I have now began getting severe pains in my joints. debilitating headaches, and numerous red itchy rashes. I knew something was wrong with me and the doctors look at me like I’m crazy. I recently found this website and have gone back to the clinic to where the doctor worked that installed it of course he doesnt work there anymore but have

Kimberly’s Story

My name is Kim and I have 2 girls ages 7-9. I had horrible complications after my second delivery and almost died. I knew I couldn’t have any more children and my Doctor suggested Essure. A few months later I went back to to the Doctor to talk about the procedure. I was told I would have to have it done in the hospital due to my tilted uterus and I would have to be put to sleep. I was never told anything else. Never asked if I had any allergies to nickel. I had the procedure done and when I woke up I didn’t feel to good. I was told it was from the anesthesia although I never had

Jeanne’s Story

I had the Essure devices implanted in 2006 by my gynecologist.  It was the most painful experience I have ever endured – and I gave birth to both of my daughters without pain medication.  My gynecologist had trouble getting the implants placed correctly, so, it took much longer than anticipated, and I bled a lot.  Because we were in the doctors office, I was very concious of trying to be quiet because you could hear through the walls though I would have liked to scream.  Whenever someone asked me a question, I had to work very hard to control myself from screaming or crying when I spoke.  Though it was a much bigger deal than I was initially sold on,