I wanted to have my story heard about the essure placement issues I have been having. My name is Pamela I had the essure placement done November 2013 at the Hershey medical centers womens health center after having my first and only child. The doctor who placed it said I didn’t have many options for birth control because of my weight. she offeren to do other uti’s and the pill and the shot or get fixed. Before I had this uti done I was on the merana and had issues with side effects and body pains so I had it removed I told the doctor I didn’t want any more uti’s done cause of the issues I had with the merana and I didn’t want the shot because of the weight gain I had with it before and I didn’t want the pill because I ended up pregnant with my son while on the pill. I was told that the only real option I had left was to get fixed. I was fine with it AT FIRST. I had the confirmation test done march of 2014 and the doctors confirmed that the procedure worked. I was not able to have anymore children. Starting april of 2014 I started having very discomforting lower abdominal pains and it made me cringe over in pain. I also was experiencing back pain as well as not wanting to eat much I also started gaining weight even though I wasn’t eating much as well as I still haven’t started getting my period at all. I went back to the doctor that placed the essure june 2014 I couldn’t get a appointment with the exact doctor that put it in I got to see her one associate that doctor said that she would talk to the doctor who put the essure in and see what she thinks they told me that they cant explain the pains and if they persisted I should come back they didn’t give me no pain meds or any other instructions. Sure enough I returned a month later july 2014 with the same pains. I saw a different doctor she ordered ultrasounds to make sure it wasn’t the essure. after the ultrasounds were done they said all looked fine and sent me on my way they didn’t offer any other advice nor no explanation of why I was in pain they also didn’t give me anything for the pain. I went back the beginning of august and saw a yet again different doctor. She did a pelvic exam and talked to the doctor who placed the essure. she came back and said they don’t think its the essure. I asked what it was then cause no doctor could give me a explanation of the pains she basically made me feel like I was a inch tall saying she thinks I need to go to my family doctor cause they couldn’t find anything wrong and were firm on not removing the essure because it is typically not something they remove and felt I was just imagining the pain and need counseling because I admitted I wish I wouldn’t of done the essure because I wanted more kids but wasn’t given any other options and was told because of the scaring from my c section with my son the essure was the most sensible thing to do and I did my research and found it can be removed safely and expressed that. they sent me on my way again with no pain meds no explanation of the pains. The end of august I went to my family doctor he did blood work of everything and said that he felt the essure is the issue and was concerned I was still not having my period at all and made a referral to have the essure removed which is removing the essure and scaring tissue and reattaching the fallopian tubes and there is a 50% chance of regaining fertility. before the consultation appointment October 10th 2014 I ended up going to holy spirit hospital for the pains. because I could not take it anymore I started loosing sleep over it. The er doctors did ultrasounds and xrays of my back and blood work they said the only issue they saw was I had a urinary tract infection starting. they gave me antibiotics and sent me home. I took them and was still having the pains. I went to the consultation with the doctor that placed the essure. She lectured me that she decussed the facts of getting fixed and was firm on not taking it out. She said she cant explain the pains and was firm on saying she felt it wasn’t the essure placement and she was concerned about me not getting my period she sent me for blood work. all came back norma no urinary tract infection no nothing l and I still today have back pain, not eating much, weight issues even though im not eating much, no period, feeling like im going to throw up all the time, I don’t sleep well at all and still no explanation of any of this. My family doctor feels its the essure and wants it removed I feel its the essure and want it removed but the doctors wont remove it. I have talked to others that had the essure on the essure web site in the forums and they had it removed safely without a hysterectomy. I want something done. I made complaints about it to doctors and others and nothing has been done. I still am having the issues I started with and no one will do anything please help me find someone that will remove it safely without a hysterectomy.