I had the essure procedure on 7th July 2014. Throughout the process leading up to the procedure, the only information I received about afterwards was that I would feel a little off with period type pains and possibly some bleeding for 2 to 3 days afterwards and that I would need a follow up x-ray 3 months later.
Since then, I have experienced pain and bleeding for a couple of days around ovulation and my periods have gone from 3 to 4 days to 7 to 8 days and they are the heaviest and most painful periods I have had in over 33 years of having them! I looked on the essure website, the website of the hospital where I had the procedure done and the NHS choices website (I am in the UK) and there is no information available whatsoever.
I rang the hospital to ask if there was any further information they could give me and I was given an appointment to see the consultant gynaecologist. My appointment lasted around 2 minutes. I explained my situation and he just said there was no point investigating further until I have had the HSG x-ray. I don’t even want to go for the HSG as I am worried that further invasive tests will only aggravate the pain and bleeding that I am already experiencing for about half of each month as it is. They may tell me the inserts aren’t in place which will mean I have to have a hysterectomy as it is the only way to remove them and I don’t want this.
I am hoping that it is just early days and my body is still getting used to having a foreign body inside it and everything will settle down. Right now I am regretting having this procedure. I don’t regret getting sterilised at all, just the way I have had it done.