Essure Procedure

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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,

DANIELLE’s Story

On March 1 2013 I had the Essure system put in. I went about after three and a half months and the doctor gave me the orders to have the test done to make sure it had worked. I did not go right away because I was breastfeeding my child whom I had givin birth to on Dec, 2012. So I wanted to do the test until I was done breastfeeding. On July 29, 2013 I had the test done almost five months after the Essure. I was told by my doctor on the second week of August 2013, that the Essure was safe to rely on. Last week I found out I am now three weeks pregnant with my

Mother of 3’s Story

Hello I am 34 years old and I had the Essure procedure done after my 3rd child back in 2011. They told me that this procedure was 100% garranted and I will not have anymore children, will I’m 27 weeks pregnant and I contacted the Essure company to get some type of explaination has to why this happened and the nurse that contacted me back stated ‘no procedure is 100%’ I stated to her that this was false advertisement and that on your website it states ‘permanent’. The baby is growing fine and the coils are still in place. My husband and I are happy about the baby however my concern is that what if you have some women that

Pamela’s Story

I had the procedure done about 4 years ago…Right after I had it done we lost our insurance coverage so I never had any follow up after implantaion..I also had to go back twice because I was a test subject for my OB he was learning how to do the procedure, His wife was first than me..I only had one implanted that first visit than went back a week later for second one…I was never told about any side effects other than what reading I was given..I was told by my doctor that I was to old and to fat to have any more kids… I kinda agreed, but right after that we found out my mother had stage 4

CRISTAL’s Story

I HAD BECOME PREGNAT WITH MY SIX CHLD BEING UNDER TWO BIRTH CONTROLS…AFTER HAVING MY BABY I ASK THE DOCTOR WHAT WAS THE BEST BIRTH CONTROL I CUT PUT INSIDE MY BODY SHE REPLY ESSURE IF YOUR PLANING ON HAVING NO MORE CHILDREN I READ ABOUT IT IT SEEM PERFECT AT THE TIME SINCE THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT WRITTEN WAS NICKLE … I TOLD MY SELF WONDERFULL IS JUST PERFECT HAS NO SIDE EFFECTS JUST WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR .I WENT THROUGH SURGERY..WHEN I CAME BACK FOR THE CHECK UP I TOLD MY DOCTOR THAT I WASN’T FEELING TO WELL THAT I WAS IN DOUBLE THE PAIN THEN WHEN I HAVE LEFT THE DAY OF SURGERY AND THAT I HAVE

Michelle’s Story

I had essure done 2 1/2 years ago, and ever since then I couldn’t figure out why I was having cramps 2/3 of the month. The cramps are always coming and going, and sometimes the cramps go into my low back. It really puts me in a depressed state when I think I finally have a little bit of relieve for a day or two then they come back with a vengeance. It’s always 3-4 days before my period, a few days during and then a few days after. Then just randomly during the rest of the month. It seems like after sex the cramps show up to. Now I’ve started having headaches about 15-20 days out of the month.

Cary’s Story

I decided to get my tubes tied when i was pregnant with my third child, when i discussed this with my doctor, he suggested the ‘new’ way of getting my tubes done with less pain and a short prcedure & recovery. it sounded very intriging but also too good to be true (as im finding out now)  i decided to go ahead with the procedure in feb of 2012, 6 weeks after my last child was born. i went in for the surgery and was put under, i woke up in no pain and very little cramping. When i went in for my follow up visit at the OB GYN a week or so later, he THEN informed me that

Michelle’s Story

Approximately 6 months after I had the Essure inserted I started to experience severe pain in the right side of the abdomen\stomach. This pain has been ongoing for 2 + years and I have been through test after test looking at everything from my blood, liver, gall baldder, lungs, stomach, colon, etc. All of my tests have been normal however the pain still exists. I am at my wits end with spending co-pays and forking out thousands of dollars to meet my deductibles in order to figure out what is wrong with me. My gut tells me that Essure is to blame as the pain is always worse before and after when my period would be (although I have had

Julie’s Story

I just want to say that I had the essure procedure done, and about a month later,  had to go back for surgery to remove the coils because of constant pain.  One coil had bent and embedded itself in my uterus, and the other had moved out of the fallopian tube, and ended up attached to the omentum in my abdomen.  Having this done in the first place was a huge mistake and something I’ll always regeret.

Cynthia’s Story

While I was in the Army I decided to have my tubes tied. My husband did not want to have a vasectomy, so that left me to be the one to ensure that we would not have any more children. We already had five and I did not want anymore. I scheduled an appointment with the Women’s health clinic at Ft. Bliss (which is where I was stationed). We had discussed Mirena which I was completely opposed to and other forms of permanent birth control when they brought up the Essure procedure. The physicians really pushed Essure, they said it was safe, permanent, and had no negative side effects. I was truly misinformed. On Dec 14, 2010, I went in