Essure Procedure

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



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Claudia’s Story

These Essure Coils have change my life forever and for the worst. I decided that I didn’t want to have anymore babies and that I wanted to have my tubes tied, nevertheless my OB/GYN told me about this new miracle less invasive procedure call ‘Essure’ and how easy it was. I was like, no I want to get my tubes tied the ‘old fashion way’. The Doctor was just very negative about it even to the point were I felt uncomfortable to be in the same room with her!! I told her I was gonna wait and think, so after her calling me several times and being pushy I scheduled the appointment to have the Essure procedure in July 2012,

Regina’s Story

I had Essure procedure done in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. I started having health problems over a year ago. I have been out through ct scans, xrays, blood work and even bowel tests cause the doctors thought this was maybe the problem. Than something made me think of these damn coils I had in me! Could this be making me sick as all my test were coming back fine. I have read all these horror stories online and have all the sypmtoms other women are having. I called my doctor yesterday and left message to call me and it’s next day and still have not heard from him. Have you had any Canadian women complaining about this procedure?

Angela’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done in June 2011. My problems were weight gain, bloating, tiredness, irregular cycles, and bleeding after sex until this past fall. In September 2012 I had my last period (or so I thought). In October 2012 I was having excruciating lower left back pain and went to GP (2Xs) and was given NSAIDS and muscle relaxers. These did not work. January 2013, I begin bleeding, nonstop, with worse lower left back pain. Was this a miscarriage??? Called my OBGYN when I had 2 large clots the size of apples. OBGYN did a vaginal sonogram and said I had cysts on my ovaries, but was not worried about those and I had thickening of the uterus

Brittney’s Story

Hello, my name is Brittney and I have been researching here recently about the devastating side effects from the Essure procedure. I got mine done in 2010 soon after my son was born, was told that it was a good form of birth control. I was told by my Doctor that for the first month I might experience discomfort, but it would go away. I am upset because 2 years later I still periodically experience sharp pain on my right side of my stomache! I get migraines occasionally, and I discovered that I cannot go to the bathroom as easily anymore. It was so painful to go to the bathroom one day that I actually almost fainted!! I am concerned

Carrie’s Story

After having problems with my cycle for a while, my doctor suggested endometrial ablation (NovaSure), but in order to the ablation, he required I be sterilized as he said that was the FDA recommendation.  He said Essure was the safest product, that it had no side effects, quickest recovery time, etc. So, after seeking a second opinion from another doctor who agreed with him, I went back to my doctor to have Essure done. The procedure was performed in his office with only shots in the cervix for numbing.  It was incredibly painful.  By the time we were finished, I was hurting so badly, my entire body was shaking. The pain did not get better, so I went back to

Nevan’s Story

I had Essure inserted almost four years ago.  Since then I have chronic pelvic pain and cramps.  I have also been put on antidepressants.   I feel like wanting to rip these coils out of me.

Jenny’s Story

I had Essure placed in May 12,2011. I decided to get the Essure because it was non-invasive, non-hormonal, and no cutting involved with very few side effects . This is why I chose it over a tubal ligation or the pill. I didn’t have any side effects of Essure until a year after I had it placed. The first thing I noticed was my stomach protruded and I couldn’t completely tuck it in. I also became allergic to my rings, allergic to band aids, and had a bald spot on my head.  So I had the doctor test me for fibroid tumors, polyps, and cysts via two vaginal ultrasounds. The tests were negative. The doctor suggested me see a gastroentologist

Ashley’s Story

I had the Essure procedure done on December 7, 2010. Three to four months after the procedure, I started having strong abdominal pain anywhere from severe cramps to shooting pains. After a few months of testing, I was diagnosed with Adnomyosis and was told I needed a hysterectomy. On December 2, 2012, I had my cervic, uterus, and fallopian tubes removed. The pathology report was negative for Adnomyosis, Endometriosis, and any form of cancer.  When I asked my ob/gyn what the problem was then, she said, ‘It was a reaction to Essure.  If I had known this would happen, I never would have advised you to have Essure done.’ I was 26 years old.

Amber’s Story

I have had the Essure implants  for five years now. The pain is horrible. Not only do I feel massive amounts of pain two days before my period but as well as all the way through my ten days of non-stop bleeding. I also feel it for days every time I ovulate. It is the worse pain I have ever experienced. I can feel the implant inside of my tubes and it almost feels like they are vibrating. I am going tomorrow to the ob to see what I can do about it because I can not take the pain anymore. Years of misery! I have also suffered from migraines, long extensive periods, bloating, loss of energy, weight gain, back

Glady’s Story

I too had the Essure device. I had many adverse affects from this device. I was allergic to the materials in the device. I had unusual bleeding, pelvic, and back pain, migraines, skin rashes, acne, and discomfort with sex. I really couldn’t have sex due to the pain, infections, mood swings, unbalanced hormones, and pain. It was so bad one year later the doctors had to remove the device. I’m sterile, still having complications, and these doctors don’t have any answers.  I can’t find an attorney who can stay on task with my claim. FDA gave me a claim number, however the attorney I have now wants to drop my case, saying he’s no equipped to proceed with my claim.