I thought I was all alone with my Essure procedure. I had it done in May of 2009. The procedure was flawed as one side went in no problem, the other side bent didn’t go in properly and it hurt. The doctor removed that coil and put another one in by this time I wanted to cry but couldn’t. (this was all under the watchful eyes of Essure manufacter rep which I didn’t know would partake in seeing my goodies) I have a high pain tolerance, so I took OTC pain meds went on with my life. I did experience cramping here or there, nothing unbareable. I went back for my 3 month dye test which showed only one side was blocked. My dr advised me to give it another 3 month then he will recheck and we will go from there. My life didn’t change too much although I was worried, where was the other coil? Meanwhile I did experience prolonged periods or two in one month. I still bared it without complaints. I went back for my second dye test, other coil was not in place. I asked my dr, where is it? He replied I dont know it didn’t appear on xray. He asked was I in extreme pain to which I said not unbareable pain. He proceeded to give me my options which were have the procedure done a second time on that one side(which would be a third attempt) or use another form of birth control because I could still get pregnant with only one blocked tube or tubal ligation (which I couldn’t afford with high deductible). I was very sad to hear that news, I told him I would not subject my body to another attempt which could damage something if it hadn’t already. So he prescribed Nuvaring, which was okay at first however as I got older it began to affect my legs (possible blood clots). After 35 I discontinued the Nuvaring in fear of losing my life to birth control. Over the past two years I have experienced prolonged to heavy cycles and more frequently. Along with sharp piercing pain in my back & side (side that isnt blocked) plus uterus pain. My side pain is worse at ovulation. Pain seems to get more intense, last daily now. I have tried to bush it off, yet it has gotten worse especially this past year. I am afraid to go the dr because Im afraid he will say I must have a hysterectomy or worse. I do deeply regret having the procedure done. If I had known I would experience the pain and uncertainty of where this foreign object is in my body, I would not had it done. Ladies please opt to not go through with Essure. It isn’t worth the pain at all!