I am 23 years old. I have four wonderful children and felt that it was time to go ahead and get my tubes tied. What I was looking for was a traditional way to get my tubes tied, however my OBGYN kept pushing the Essure on me. He kept telling me how great it was and basically that it was the only type of procedure he does now to tie his patient’s tubes. So, I thought to myself, ‘Okay, he is my doctor he knows what is best for me and my body’. I trusted him and signed the papers for the procedure.
I got my Essure in June 2013. In recovery I was having pain, but I figured that pain was normal because I was healing and my body was getting use to the coils, well unfortunately that pain never went away. I continued to have extreme pain in my pelvic area that would migrate down to my leg, the most awful pain. Some days I was unable to get out of bed. Not to mention my stomach would go from flat one day to looking as if I was 6 months pregnant the next day. It was ridiculous. I could not be myself, I was always in too much pain to even help out with my children. Well, enough was enough and I went to my OBGYN and had an ultrasound down. In that ultrasound I found that I had an ovarian cyst on my right ovary and my uterus was filled with fluid. So, we went and set up a procedure to where I would get my cyst removed, both right ovary and tube, along with a DNC. This procedure was done in January of 2014.
After this procedure I went on with my life for a little longer, but was still having this horrific pain and stomach swelling, I did not understand what was going on with my body. So, I made an appointment in April with my OBGYN for another ultrasound. That ultrasound showed scar tissue from the Essure, fluid in my uterus, and another cyst. When I got back into the room after my ultrasound I was also notified that when they removed my Essure that they found severe Endometriosis, MONTHS later and I’m just finding this out. SO, my OBGYN took me into his office and we scheduled a hysterectomy, he took everything. My Hysterectomy was July, 2014.
Since I have had my hysterectomy I have not had any more pains or issues.
The Essure changed my body, caused me horrific pain, and now because of this device I have to take hormone replacement medications starting at the age of 23, can you imagine what this medication is going to do to my bones? Not to mention how it increases my risk for cervical and breast cancer.
If my doctor wouldn’t have pushed the Essure on me I would be in a different place in my life and not living with regrets right now, I wouldn’t have had to get so many surgeries, and I wouldn’t be on hormonal replacement pills.
Thank You for Listening.