I feel the need too share my story to save someone from the pain and suffering I endured following the Essure procedure. My story starts in June 2010 with the birth of my third child. I decided to get a permanent form of birth control and was introduced to a new irreversable option which was what I wanted, no surprises. I got my Essure done in October 2010. The procedure went well, everything was fine. I didn’t research anything until it was too late and already had problems. My menstrual periods were so bad I couldn’t get out of bed at times. The cramps were so painful, it felt like my insides were burning, and I was developing a growth around the area of my c-section scar. The growth was getting bigger and bigger and more painful. Luckily I have an OBGYN who listens to my concerns if not I’d still be in massive amounts of pain. I went in for an ultrasound to check out what the massive growth was and the technician who had been doing ultrasounds for 20years had to call someone else in. She had never seen anything like it so I knew it was bad. After the ultrasound my doctor called and I went in for a follow up. They told me my options and I was so tired of being in pain and losing tons of blood every month. I was desperate to get rid of everything that was causing me pain and decided to get the mass removed and a hysterectomy. I told my doctor I wanted those coils out of me. So in April of 2013 I got my hysterectomy at age 29. After almost 3 years of living in the worst pain I was free from the whole thing. I am so grateful for my OBGYN for actually listening so if your concerns aren’t being listened to please go out and find someone who will listen and help. I am no longer suffering from the pain and burning sensation and can live a normal life and can now go out and play with my children and enjoy life. If anyone is considering this procedure and has read this story please reconsider. I make it my mission to tell every woman in my life about this procedure and now I am telling my story on this public forum. The outcome could’ve been worse but life is precious and so is time and it felt like i wasted almost 3years of my life in pain. If I can save one person from this suffering than it’s worth my time to tell my story.