Essure Procedure

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Chelsea’s Story

I had the Essure procedure in 2011. after that, I started getting regular migraines and experienced weight gain. I felt very pleased with Essure and never associated my issues with it. i spent the last 4 years visiting doctors and getting tested to find out the cause of my sudden onset of headaches and almost 50 pound weight gain. I still have been Un diagnosed and recently read an article about Essure causing issues, it all makes sense now. All this time I’ve been telling my doctors that this all started shortly after giving birth, which is when the Essure was implanted.

Melissa’s Story

I was implanted with Essure in 2014, after I had my son in April.  I did not think I could have children and made the choice not to, but God decided differently and I now have a beautiful one year old that I love and adore.  However, a little while after getting Essure, I began having muscle pain in my entire body that was making it difficult for me to walk and to lift things.  I have a job that requires me to be very active and the days that I had to run, I was coming home and barely being able to move. (which was making it very hard to care for my son)  I was also losing my

Tonja’s Story

I had the essure procedure in 2009 after my son was born. The doctor told me that I could not have my tubes tied and this was the only way. I didn’t know much about the procedure but it was on TV so I thought it was a good idea. Well after the procedure the insurance would not cover the check up so I never went back. Over the past 6 years I have had 4 miscarriages one I end up in the hospital because it was a tubal pregnancy and it was already gone. I have had horrible periods so bad I can not get out of bed and I have gained over 50 pounds and look pregnant, I

Leean’s Story

I am 41 years old now. I had the essure implants in 2010 after the birth of my twins, since then my health began to fail. I have experienced excessive bleeding, on any given monthly cycle I have passed more than 2 cups of blood clots. I have sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdominal area and debilitating pain each month. I constantly feel dizzy and light headed. I was recently hospitalized  due to a perforated transverse colon and developed sepis and almost died. Doctors could not tell me what caused that tear in my colon. After all the research I feel that all these health problems began aproximately six month to a year after my surgery. I was told this surgery

Aniquewa’s Story

Hello, my name is Aniquewa Ruffin and I too have had the essure procedure done . Yes amongst other women I have been experiencing some of the same issues… About 5 years ago when I had my last child and having her almost die I didn’t want to go through that again so I sought out to seek and find a more permanent easy birth control after getting this I’ve had nothing but painful cycles joint n abdomen pain along with hives but I’ve only had hives once the other pain remains on a daily basis n can’t leave out the bloading I’m 27 my youngest is 5 I’m not now  at all nore have I ever been pregnant since

Belinda’s Story

My story is for my daughter Ashley…she had the Essure implant performed in Aug. 2015 aftering having two beautiful daughters now 8 & 2 yrs old. Having lost her first daughters father to an auto accident and calling off the engagement to the second daughters father, she is trying to go through the trials of  Essure on her own. The decision to call off the wedding may have very well been linked, as some of her symptoms are unbarable, thus causing havoc in the relationship, I don’t know.  It wasn’t until here lately that I have come into the picture as her Mom to help out. The research, the stories I have read causes many tears and my heart goes

Gina’s Story

It saddens me terribly to see/hear that others have experienced negative effects from the essure.  My negative experience is pale in comparison to some of the horrible stories I’ve recently heard about, however I’ll share my experience in hopes that it can help educate those who are considering a permanent birth control option.   My essure procedure was performed in 2009. When I began the conversation with my doctor, the essure was the only real option I was given. She told me that it was an amazing new procedure that was much better than anything in comparison.  We discussed birth control for several months and at each visit, she raved about the new essure option.  I trusted my doctor and

Leia’s Story

After giving birth to my 5th child in 2013 I decided that I didn’t want anymore children. My doctor told me about essure said it was a safe easy effective procedure with no downtime. I  thought it was a dream come true but it has been a nightmare. I have severe bleeding, weight gain, depression, hair loss, night sweats, painful intercourse. It’s a struggle everyday to get out of bed and lead a normal life. All of these problems have ruined my marriage to where we are getting a divorce and I’m scheduled to have a hysterectomy at the age of 37 in order to stop the bleeding. This is the worse things that has ever happened to me. I

Jennifer’s Story

In Feb 2008 I spoke with my GYN about the Ablation procedure to help with heavy bleeding. He stated we could go forward with it but it would be dangerous for me to get pregnant afterwards so I needed to have the Essure done to prevent this. I agreed to it. Had I known then what I know now I would have never had it done. Everything was fine for several years. As a matter of fact, didn’t start having any pain until 2015. Up until then I thought everything was fine. Then I started having an undescribable pain. It would leave me doubled over. It was terrible. When I went in for a check up, I spoke with my GYN about

Jessica’s Story

After having my son in May 2010, my husband and I decided our family was complete.  I did not want to stay in the hospital any longer to schedule the traditional procedure, so my doctor and I decided to revisit the discussion at my follow up appointment.  At the follow up appointment, she presented several options, including Essure.  It sounded like such an easy, less-invasive way to accomplish sterilization, so I decided to schedule the procedure. The procedure went well, with both coils easily sliding into place.  Three months later, I had the follow up, at which time the doctor told me that the left coil was not in place.  It appeared it had perforated the fallopian tube and gone