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Idalia’s Story

My names Idalia Duenes and I’am 34 years old. I have a beautiful family today My husband and three kids have been the best blessing in my life. After I had my youngest in December of 2006 my husband and I decided that our family was complete.I had spoke to my Dr. in regards to tieing my tubes and he had then metioned Essure that it was a less invasive a new product in the market that it was  safe with minimal side effects and less recovery time, and that I would be back on my feet the next day I would just have mild cramping. That was all that I was told. I recieved the Essure procedure in January of 2007 and a

Linda’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done in November 2008. It was a quick visit and no surgery which sounded perfect to me as they lost me on the table when I had my c-section delivering my son, so needless to say surgery scares me. I started having many health issues so my regular doctor tested me for everything you can think of from Lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia,to adrenal gland problems but all tests came back negative. My legs and hips hurt every day, I could only sleep an our and half at a time, my hair was falling out in clumps, and I could not lose weight even with exercise and diet. In July of 2012, I had a friend ask

Gwendolynn’s Story

I had my Essure procedure in September 2011. It was marketed as easy, minimal pain, minimal side effects. On August 13, 2012 I had a hydrosalpinx (fluid filled fallopian tube) surgically removed. I was told this could be directly related to the Essure device. On November 14th, 2012 I will be having a Hysterectomy in order to remove the coils due to my constant pain. My last ultrasound showed no problems with my uterus and the recommendation was to have the coils removed.

Iris’s Story

I’m 6 weeeks pregnant, after having the Essure procedure 4 yrs ago!!! I do not want another baby, that is why I had it done!!!

Katie’s Story

I had my Essure procedure done in November of 2012. I have definitely not been suffering as long as many of the woman in most of these stories, but it is still the same suffering. I gave birth to my daughter in September and between me and my husband we now have 5 girls, so of course we felt it was time to throw in the towel and call it good on the kiddos. I had a very high risk pregnancy, so when it came time for a permanent birth control method I couldn’t see myself being out of commission and down again for a major surgery so I decided getting my tubes tied wasn’t for me. Throughout my entire

Donna’s Story

I had the Essure placed back in November 2009 and was not told of any side effects, only that it is non reversible which l was 100% happy about. 18 months later I am having periods from hell, heavy with large clots 5 days on 5 days off. I feel like I am wearing duvets, it’s getting me down. I have had test after test and have been told they cannot find nothing wrong. I suffer with pain and headaches. It is effecting my sex life and my social life with my family. I am going back to the Doctor’s and will tell them my self diagnoses and demand they are removed. I want my life back and I for

Susan’s Story

I got the Essure implants after the birth of my 6th child, in 2010. I was almost 40 and was positive that I wanted to shut down the baby factory. I’d never had any problems with my monthly periods, in fact, other than the fact that I was bleeding, I would not have known that I was having my period. I asked my doctor about all of my options and he gave me three brochures. I don’t even remember what the other two were, but he made Essure sound like it was heaven-sent. Since I had no reason to mistrust him, and because I was an emotional wreck at the time, I opted for the implants. By the time I

Emma’s Story

Hi, I am in the UK and today received a letter from the hospital that did the procedure (Cornwall) to tell me that I needed to contact them due to an ‘unexpectedly high failure rate’ with the procedure and that I needed further testing and to discuss my options. The procedure was pretty much pain free at the time and apart from increased blood pressure and cramping it seemed to be ok. However, having received the letter, I had a look online and came across a multitude of problems. I am now scared, anxious and unsure of what this means to me. I just wanted to make you aware and I will keep you updated. I have experienced many of

Angelia’s Story

I had this procedure done 7 years ago. Not more than 3 months after I had it done I was in the hospital with migraines. I was a single mom and had 4 kids to take care of on my own with this happening to me. No one told me the migraines were connected, and no one would until I read about it myself recently. I have also developed a lump that the doctors have passed off when I told them about it. I am always tired and sick. I get nauseated all of a sudden and can’t concentrate. Dizzy spells and taste of lead in my mouth sometimes. I have pains down there weekly and have lived with all

Joy’s Story

My name is Joy Taylor and I am a 36-year-old married mother of three from Hanover Township PA. My Essure story starts in 2010 when my Gyno said I was getting too old to be taking birth control pills.  At the time I was a very active woman who would be at the gym two to four hours daily and would do Zumbathons all the time.  I knew I didn’t want to have any more children so the Gyno gave me the option of getting a tubal ligation or the Essure product. I’ve always been afraid of having a surgery and the Gyno was really pushing the Essure, saying that it was less invasive, easier, safer, and less chance of