I had this procedure done March 2011. Ever since the procedure I have had cramping, but didn’t think much of it and thought I will just see what the HSG shows. Well sure enough, the left coil was not in my tube. It had curled around and looked like a horseshoe. Once my Doctor received the results he called me and said that it looks like the coil perforated out of my tube and out of my uterus and could possibly be stuck to my bowel and that I would have to have surgery to fix/remove the tube and remove the coil.
So one week later I had a laparoscopy. My Doctor initially said that they removed the tube, but they couldn’t find the coil, they think it’s in my uterine wall. I was a little worried that they didn’t know with 100% certainty where it was, but I just thought ‘whatever’. I have called several times to complain about the pain that I am in. They kept saying not to worry, that the coil is now possibly in the tube that they removed. ???
The cramping first started on the left side (no tube, missing coil) once a day and it has now moved to the right side as well and is a constant pain. The Doctor just keeps saying that it’s not Essure, because it is meant to go into your body, it’s probably my body just healing from the surgery.
I requested a CT Scan so that they could be sure of where the coil is and if there was anything else going on. He wrote up a referral, but defensively told me that he got a better view with the scope and said my only other option is to take out the uterus.
I received the results from the CT scan on Monday and the nurse said that the coil is now lodged in the ‘nub’ of the left fallopian tube that was left from when they removed the tube. I told the nurse that I am still in pain and something doesn’t feel right, so she told me that it’s probably a bowel issue and that she would refer me to a GI specialist. I had a second opinion and had the coils removed.
The missing coil was lodged deep into my uterine wall, they spent hours looking for it (there was cheering in the OR when they found it). They also found a small hole that wasn’t stitched up correctly where the last Doctor removed my left fallopian tube, so I could’ve gotten pregnant. They also removed the right fallopian tube.
I haven’t had problems since, other than very heavy, painful periods, which I never had before. I am so grateful that my new Doctor knew what he was doing and was able to remove those nasty things!