I had the Essure implants in April of 2008, 3 months after the birth of my 3rd child. There were just a handful of women who had opted for this option in Abilene, Texas at the time, and I was my ObGyn’s first. A representative from Conceptus was in the room, instructing him the whole time. It was extremely painful, but appeared to be much easier than a tubal ligation. Three months later, when I completed the procedure by testing it with the dye injections. Turns out, one tube was completely blocked and the other was completely open. The hospital had not seen that happen before. After an x-ray, it was determined that the one could couldn’t be found in my system and no one was worried.
The next month, my doctor and I opted to undergo a tubal – the same one that I had tried to avoid – but now I was stuck with both expenses. In fact, I’m still paying for them! During the tubal, they looked for the missing coil but were unable to find it.
The most inconvenient part is at the airport. Every time I travel, I have to make sure to get in the lane with the circular device or I will get patted down like a criminal!
I don’t understand how the informational literature on the product has not been updated to advise women of the experiences.