I just happen to read this story and could not believe there are so many people out there that have been through this! I wrote a post in 2007 when this happened. http://www.essureprocedure.blogspot.com/
I am writing this post to express what has happened to me, just because it happened to me doesn’t mean it will happen to you, but I did not read this anywhere so I wanted to do the best I could to tell everyone who is interested in the procedure.
I knew I only wanted to have 2 kids, so my regret has nothing to do with that, just how the tubes took. I went in for the procedure ~ everything went fine. Within a day I was totally back to normal and started telling everyone how wonderful it was and I couldn’t wait for the 3 month check to make sure I was indeed sterile.
Two days before I went to the 3 month checkup one of the coils fell out… I was shocked. From what I understand this can happen, but if the coils fall out it normally happens soon after the procedure, not 3 months later! I called my doctor and they basically said they hadn’t heard of that happening and they would see my Monday (it happened on Saturday).
Monday I went in and they did the test and decided they couldn’t tell if I was actually sterile, which can happen with some people and then normally by 6 months they are sterile. Well my doctor seemed annoyed that I wanted to come back in 3 more months and do the test again and told me I should just have a tubal done. I didn’t want to have surgery and at the time my youngest was under 6 months and my oldest was barely 2 so I didn’t feel I had the time for recovery. My doctor then told me (and this is the reason I’m so upset and created this blog!!) ~ ‘Well don’t worry, because the other coil is hanging down part ways, so if you were to get pregnant we would just terminate the pregnancy since the coil would rip open the bag at the wrong time.’
I WENT INTO SHOCK!!!! This is not a position I wanted to be put in…. abortion is not the choice for me! No literature I read or website I looked at ever mentioned this as a possiblity. Needless to say my poor husband had to go get the V, after he thought he wasn’t going to have to.
I just want everyone to know what is a possiblity before they are put in a situation they do not want to be found in.
I copied my original blog post and pasted it here. I realize I am quite lucky after reading some of the horrible events that people have been through. I did have an ultrasound a couple years ago and they decide the other coil was gone and no one has any idea where it is. Sorry if it is so long! I am sharing this link to share that someone is taking these stories! Thank you!! Sheila