Essure Procedure

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Christy’s Story

I had the essure surgery on January 31, 2012 and it was the worst mistake of my life. I have had severe pain ever since and just learned yesterday that the coils are lodged into my uterus. In the ultrasound it looks as if they have actually ripped holes into my uterus walls which the light clearly shines through. What the Dr.s dont tell you is they load you with up to five in each tube just incase. I have no insurance and am left trying to figure out how I’m going to pay for a hysterectomy.

Margarette’s Story

After having my second child in 2008 my husband and I decided that we didn’t want to have any more children. We discussed the various different methods of preventing conception in the future and had initially planned to have a standard tubal during the c-section. We knew that I’d be having a c-section with my second child since my first was an emergency c-section, but due to insurance problems we were unable to get it done at that time. So they suggested getting the Essure done after the fact. Everything we were told made it sound like a really great option, no more hospital time, it was a quick in and out procedure. When I went to the office they

Chandra’s Story

I am 43 years old and I had the essure in August 2010. I thought it was a great thing, the recovery time wasnt long and it wasnt very costly out of my pocket.  I was 39 when I had it and 1 year later in August 2011 I had my last menstrual cycle. In April 2012 i was diagnosed with going through menopause early. Shortly after that I started having chronic pain in my legs, then back, next my shoulders, my arms, my stomach,  eventually over my entire body. At one point I was having trouble going to the bathroom without taking something. No one could tell me what was wrong with me. In 2013 I was diagnosed with

Katherine’s Story

My name is Katherine and I had the ESSURE completed in May of 2006. I was 24 years old back then and had given birth to 2 children and had 1 miscarriage. I wasn’t fully aware of what exactly I was getting done because of having been pressured, coerced and forced into getting the procedure done. I wanted more children in the future. I didn’t know what exactly I had done until years later. I suffer from severe dibilitating migraines. Before ESSURE I had regular normal here and there headaches as everyone else in society had. I never had this problem beforehand. My menstrual cycles are irregular and unpredictable. I suffer from severe cramping and pain during my cycles. I

Ashley’s Story

I had the essure done after my 3 rd child.  He was about 4 months old. I was told how ‘wonderful’ this birth control was going to be.  Never once did they tell me how horrible and long my periods were going to be. When I went back to my doctor because the pain was so severe I was told there’s nothing they can do.  I said ‘seriously!!!’ I want it out!  Now!! Sorry, we can’t do that was my doctors response.  I went back several times and called about how much pain I’m in during my period.  Still, I’m told take over the counter ibuprofen.  Or neproxen. Treated like I’m nobody.  Here I am 3.5 years later almost and

Joy’s Story

Hello I just wanted to tell my story about essure. I had the procedure in 2010. I tried getting the procedure afterward to ensure my tubes were completely blocked. The radiologist couldn’t complete the procedure correctly without dilating my cervix I decided against having that done because I’ve had it done before and it is painful. I’ve never found out if my tubes are completely occluded. A few months after I had the essure placed I began having heavy periods with severe headaches and abdominal cramping. My normal period before essure was 3 days after it was 7 days and extremely heavy. I couldn’t even use super tampons due to the heavy bleeding. I decided to get a uterine ablation. It is a procedure that burns off

Tori’s Story

I am 23 years old. I have four wonderful children and felt that it was time to go ahead and get my tubes tied. What I was looking for was a traditional way to get my tubes tied, however my OBGYN kept pushing the Essure on me. He kept telling me how great it was and basically that it was the only type of procedure he does now to tie his patient’s tubes. So, I thought to myself, ‘Okay, he is my doctor he knows what is best for me and my body’. I trusted him and signed the papers for the procedure. I got my Essure in June 2013. In recovery I was having pain, but I figured that

Rachael’s Story

I had Essure implanted in October 5th 2009.  I was told it was easier then having your tubes tied. I started having constant back pain and very heavy periods. I was told this was because of a hormone imbalance so I was put on birth control pills. November 2013 I started to have a lot of pain in my abdomen and my periods were lasting weeks. When I when to see doctoe Oh of Cortland NY he told me pain is part of being a women deal with it.  If the bleeding continues then come back and we’ll switch your birth control. I was also told the weight gain was from over eating. I gained 20 lbs in two months.

Kerri’s Story

Hi, my name is Kerri. I had essure implanted in 2012. In 2013, I had a hysterectomy to remove essure.  I had severe lower back/hip pain that started shortly after placement. It hurt to do everyday activities.   I had been on the depo provera shot for years and years. It worked fine for me. My obgyn kept pushing essure on me. He made me feel it was the only safe way to go. If I would have only known how wrong he was!

Lpri’s Story

I had my essure placed in September 2010. Its been 4 1/2 years. The last six months have been painful. It started out as cramps lasting longer then normal to now there are times I wanna curl up and cry. I have had other weird symptoms that’s I tried to blame on my sugar, my thyroid or common migraines. I have read all the signs and symptoms of the essure and I be damned if I have experienced most of them in the past four years. I am going December 2 to talk to the doctor who put the essure in. I am hoping to have them removed. I don’t want a hysterectomy I don’t think its fair that I