Essure Procedure

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



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Jenifer’s Story

Back in 2008 I decided after my 3rd child I was done with having children. My doctor suggested I have the essure coil put in me, said it was great and easy and would work for me. So the day I was to have it done, I found out I was her first she has ever done this too. She had a rep from the essure company in there to make sure she was doing it right. She did it and it went easy. I had very mild cramps during the procedure. It took maybe 20 minutes. So basically ever since the procedure my periods are getting worse every year since then. I used to have mild cramps and the

Kim’s Story

I had the essure done August 2010.  I have been suffering from many issues since then but never put 2 & 2 together until I came across the list of side effects recently.  I believe they are all essure related.  What is really bothering me is that I had an allergy test about 10 years ago and I am allergic to nickel so why did my surgeon do this to me.  Also I originally went in for an ablation and my surgeon recommended implanting the essure at the same time because becoming pregnant with ablation could be deadly for me or the child.   Guess what?  I read on the essure/bayer website that both essure and ablation should not be done

Elizabeth’s Story

I had the essure procedure done in 2012 and today 5/7/14 I’m sitting at urgent care at Kaiser waiting to be seen by a doctor. Today after using the restroom and I wiped the coil from the procedure came out along with the needle looking part. I don’t understand why this happened or don’t know what the next step is. I was also diagnosed with a fibroid and am not sure is it was a good idea to have this done. Well I’m curious to know if this has ever happened to anyone else? Any info would help!  Liz

Candi’s Story

Hi! My name is candi. In 2012 after giving birth to my fourth child my husband and I decided we didn’t want to habe any more children. In august of 2012 I had the essure done. I went back for my due test and they said everything was blocked. For the fItaly months everything was fine. I had lost about80 pounds and felt fine. in January of 2013 I started having heavy cycles and bad cramping. Never thought anything of it. until recently, may 15 one of the worst pains I’ve ever experienced in my life. I started having sharp pains in my right pelvic area. I didn’t say much just pushed through the pain until last night may 16

Yolane’s Story

In 2008 I went to the doctor saying I wanted a safe birth control that was 100% effective.  The doctor told me about essure, saying it was permanent and safe with no side effects and no surgery. I was happily married at the time and had my two beautiful boys.  Little did I know that I would be divorce four years later, and the doctor never mentioned side effects with the Essure device.   I had more painful periods, severe headaches, backpain, and fatigue so bad I could not function, and to top it all off depression. Something that was promised to be safe now made my life hell, and all the doctors I went to see over the past

Tiffany’s Story

My name is Tiffany and I am 32 years old. Here is my Essure story. I have three kids. A 9 year old daughter, a 7 year old son, and a 2 year old daughter. I am a Marine Corps veteran and have worked in Federal Law Enforcement for over 9 years. After my last daughter was born, my husband and I were certain we did not want any more children. I spoke to my doctor about my options for sterilization just before I was due to deliver.  I trusted him and respected his opinion. I really wanted my tube tied but he insisted I read the literature on this new procedure called Essure.  He intrigued me with the fact

Nara’s Story

I’m looking for understand my pain in the pelvic area for few years. I’m leaving in pain after the essure procedure.  And the doctor which have done the procedure said it is cause by c-section scars. I though I have to leave with this pain for the rest of my life. But I moved for another state and the pain got worst. I decide to go a specialist gyn and today he told the coils were misplaced. Now I will to another procedure to take the tails of the coils out of my body because they almost perforated my uterus. Thank you for create this page.   Nara

Garth’s Story

Hi, A few months ago,  my wife had this procedure performed on her and it has been a garish nightmare ever since. My wife has been in a state of constant pain in her pelvic region and it’s become a drain on her and a banality to me because as it sits,  there doesn’t seem to be a working solution. This procedure has affected us on an intimate level because there are times when we are trying to be intimate but the act is painful for her post procedure.  Before the procedure she wasn’t in pain. The doctors also failed to provide a detailed synopsis of the procedure and what it entailed,  they left out the part about PET Fibers

Laura’s Story

I am from liverpool in the North west of England. I had essure fitted on June 13th 2013 by the nhs after being told by hospital staff that the procedure was quick virtually painless and more effective than tubal litigation. Thinking my family was complete we have 2 sons 13 and 9 at the time my husband and I decided it was the best option for us as a family. So I was booked in really quickly and had a date for the procedure within weeks having been pre-oped the same day as deciding to go ahead with sterilisation. I went in the morning of my procedure with no doubts this was best for us looking forward to being pill

Karmen’s Story

Well it started with LIES. I was told it was SAFE and better than getting my tubes tied. Then they said it was so safe that it would be done in the doctors office, but that wasn’t true either. I was sent to an operation floor where I was etherized, SO KNOW TELING WHAT ELSE THEY DID TO ME. After the ESSURE PROCEEDURE I experienced horrific CRAMPS, VOMITTING and BLEEDING. When I called they continued to tell me this was NORMAL yet the brochure and doctor told me differently. When the bleeding stopped SEVERAL weeks later, the BACK PAIN started. It was SO EXCRUCIATING. I had problems sitting, standing, laying, walking, just pretty much living. I STILL GET THE HORRIBLE BACK PAIN FROM