I got the Essure done in May 2012 and this procedure was a nightmare from the start. I was told that everything was an in-office procedure – it cost over $1000 out of pocket for the hormone test which had to be performed at the HOSPITAL to make sure the procedure worked. I was furious but the Dr refused to take any responsibility. The Dr assured me that ‘everyone she did the procedure on did great with no side effects and went right back to work’. I asked about pregnancy risk and she said it was literally impossible and ‘would be an act of God or a miracle’. My Dr prescribed the Depo shot for the 3 months until the essure could be checked – I bled for 9 months straight. I felt like I was going crazy I was so hormonal and the bleeding was exhausting. Fast forward to August 2013, I was having intense pain in my right side where my ovary is that would literally double me over and take my breath away, to the point that I had to get a PET scan done, as they were thinking I could have appendicitis. Over $1000 out of pocket again, and a 2nd opinion, and there was literally ‘no discernible cause’ for the pain, which resolved for the most part over about 4 weeks. I still have shooting pain from time to time with no explanation from anyone. I asked my Dr her thoughts and she literally says ‘well, I have one women who developed tubal pain who had to have a hysterectomy to get the tubes removed so I guess we will consider that if this doesn’t go away’. I was told this was ‘as safe as heart stints’ and never in my wildest dreams thought hysterectomy was possible. I feel lied to and cheated of the truth. I worry I will still have to get a hysterectomy and that there are no guarantees that my essure will not cause me even more complications. I worry that there is no evidence that this will last for 10, 20, 50 more years. I am 31 years old and the thought of a hysterectomy makes me so very sad.