My story begins like most. I am a mother of 5 wonderful boys and 1 beautiful girl. I never wanted 6 kids but am very blessed to have them. It seems to me that over the years most forms of birth control just simply are not that effective for me. I wanted permanent birth control, I guess in a way I got what I asked for. Essure is just not the road I would have travelled down if I had known what the future had laid out for me.
My Essure procedure was done almost 4 years ago. After Essure, I was never regular I would bleed for months and months, and at other times not at all for a few months. About the 3 year mark I ended up pregnant with my 6th child, my daughter. It’s funny the one baby I know I didn’t want was the one baby I wanted. Immediately after giving birth I had a massive haemorrhage, I literally had to fight for my life for 8 long hours before the Doctors could slow the bleeding down to a manageable level. A month later I went in for the after baby check-up and wouldn’t you know, the Doctor couldn’t do the exam do to massive blood loss. I ended up bleeding for a full year solid; 6 months in the doctors did an exploratory surgery to check on my uterus and to give me a tubal.
After another 6 months of bleeding and countless tests I ended up getting a hysterectomy. After my parts where taken out the doctors was only able to locate one coil. Where did the other coil go, that is the question. My husband is in the Army all of our medical needs are normally taken care of. However this time it seems a little difficult just to get my primary to run a few tests to see where the remaining coil went. All of my Doctors past and present are almost poster children for Essure; they have nothing but good things to say about Essure. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I say it or even yell that there is a problem with Essure and I want it out! There is a lot more to my story left unsaid. I just wanted to share the short story, hopeful no one has to go through my nightmare with Essure. Hope this helps ladies. Best Wishes, Taunya