Essure Procedure

Pros and cons, side effects, stories and concerns about Essure



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Jessica’s Story

I had the procedure done after i had my third child. My husband and I thought that it would be best to get something like that done due to all the problems i had with my last pregnancy! And ever since March 8, 2013 my life has completly changed. The pain is so horrible. I tell my husband that it’s so bad ‘that i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy!’ And the worst thing is, my doctor didnt warn me of any side effects or let me know what it was made of!!!

Megan’s Story

Hi, I’ve had essure for Almost 2 years now, it has been the worst birth control I could I have ever gotten put in my body! I have so much pain in my whole body everyday, my back hurts, headaches, loss hair, weight gain, heavy periods, just unbelievable. I wish and pray I can get this out of my body I will never use any sort of birth control like this again! I hope to see muse of with out essure next year! Thanks Megan

Dolores’s Story

I got the esure done January 17th 2006 three years later i got pregnant n had a miscarriage one year later i got pregnant agian now i have a four year old ever since I have really bad head aches and i keep getting cyst on my ovaries painful periods and then my period last 3 days I’m off for two and then I start again for another 3 days I can’t lose weight I’ve been trying for years

Jennifer’s Story

Hi my name is Jennifer. I am 37 years old. I have 2 sons.  I had Essure placed in December 2008. 2 months after my son was born. I didn’t have immediate problems but after a few months I had heavier periods, bloating and pain. Over the last 6 years. I have had a lot of medical issues. Bloating, cramping, back pain, migraines, severe fatigue, constipation. Those are an everyday occurance. I have also had my gall bladder removed, a neck fusion due to disk disease and I just had Novasure for the bleeding…2 months straight. My thyroid levels are up and down. I am constantly having to change my thyroid meds. I had no idea that a lot of

Rhonda’s Story

I received the essure in July 2009. 10 days after procedure I was hospitalized for 10 days on cardiac care floor for PID. I had never had before and believe essure was to blame but there was no way to prove. In the years since I have been to neurologist for joint pain/neuropothy, severe menstrual cycles and premenstrual syndrome,migraines, overall pain inside (hard to describe). I all my life had normal easy periods and thought maybe this way just part of getting older but now maybe I’m thinking maybe not. I also at age 36/37 had to be hospitalized for heart arrythmias when I have been active, healthy my whole life. Scary to think that all of this could be

Wendy’s Story

I am 38 years old, a wife and a mother of two grown children. In February of 2012 I was told by my obgyn doctor that he recommended the essure device for my irregular periods and as a safety measure of permanent birth control. I was told it had no side effects, it required no surgery,  and no down time. Based on what I was told I opted for the procedure,  little did I know that these were all lies.  Since the procedure I have had constant heavy bleeding, chronic pelvic and lower back pain, terrible migraines,  blurred vision, extreme fatigue,  and rash from my waist down. As for no down time, I didnt have down time after having the

Lisa’s Story

My name is Lisa I am 30 years old. I had the essure procedure done in August 2014, I went in to have my confirmation of closure test done on November 19th. The metal rods came out of my fallopian tubs and placed somewhere else. My doctor has to go in surgically and find them. I also need to have my fallopian tubes removed. The procedure to have them inserted was painful as well. If you should choose birth control in my opinion please do not choose this one. it should not be on the market. It has caused physical and emotional damage. I will need to miss more than 7 days of work to recover from what this nightmare has

Christine’s Story

In October, 2013 at 32 years old, I had my 4th child. When talking about a more permanant method of birth control, by doctor told me about Essure. I was not sold on it and kept trying to convince him I wanted to just get my tubes tied. Something about Essure just didn’t feel right. I decided to talk with my Midwife at my 6 week post-partum appointment and she assured me that Essure was a great alternative to a more invasive surgery. I went back to my doctor and he also reassured me this was the easiest and best method available. With 4 kids at home the quick recovery was a huge plus. The doctor also told me that

Heidi’s Story

I was reading about your stories on the Essure. Well, here’s mine. I had the essure put in June 2013 after I had my daughter. I had 3 devastating miscarriages before her, went through hell to get her here and didn’t want to go through any heartache ever again like that. So I opted for the essure. My doctor said he could only put it in the right tube as the left was already completely blocked with endometriosis. Within a few months of having it inserted I would get horrible pains where the coil was. They were so bad that I couldn’t move or hardly breathe. I was paralyzed with pain! If I exercised, moved around too much, over did

Danielle’s Story

I decided to do the essure after my second child was Born. From what the doctor had said it seemed to be the easiest procedure. I went in and had this done and was fine after the procedure. My doctor had told me that my monthly cycle would probably be a little Irregular. It has been 7 years since I had the procedure. I have migraines now I also have had more utis since I had it and my cycle can go from 2 days to a week sometimes it is heavier and so bad I go thru almost a small box of tampons in a day. Sometimes I may even skip. I have cramps to the point of curling