I have PCOS. And last year I started having major uterine bleeding. My GYN suggested an ablation, I was fine with that, but then he suggested Essure as the form of birth control to use after the ablation, as I can not take standard BC. I did my research on Essure, I didnt like what I saw on it, so I refused it. He did’nt like my answer, but we planned the ablation anyways. Day of my ablation, when I got to the surgery center and they were reading off what I was having done to me, they listed Essure. I told them no, and refused it again, my GYN said fine, he would do a tubal instead. When I woke up, he informed me I was much too heavy (I am obese) for the tubal, so he had no choice but to insert the Essure. He also informed me that the left side didnt take, because my tube was blocked already. (I knew this going in). I was not happy that he put them in. At my follow up appointment, he told me he wasnt going to bother doing the test to see if the right side stayed because the left side didnt work, so it was moot as a form of BC. I got in a pretty big shouting match with him, left, and promptly switched GYNs. About a month after the ablation I started bleeding again, so that didnt work either, my new GYN kept a close eye on me, but it was just spotting and more normal, so we didnt do anything drastic, but I felt horrible, I’m also diabetic, and my blood sugars were out of control, no matter what I did. About 7 months into the year I started feeling a really horrible poking pain in my right tube area, and I just kept feeling worse and worse, then I started bleeding heavy again, so my GYN (‘who HATES Essure and NEVER uses it’) scheduled me for a laprascopic hysterctomy. When he came into my room the next day, he was pretty serious, and he said that he thankfully managed to just take my uterus, and get the Essure out without taking anything else (yay, no HRT for me)..he only managed this because the right side, that I was having so much pain on, had migrated into my uterus, it was poking through (because of the weak uterine lining from the ablation) and I was having some internal bleeding. Today has been 0ne month since my hysterectomy and removal of my coils, and while I’m still not 100%, the difference in the way I feel is night and day. As soon as the pain from my hysterctomy was gone, my blood sugars dropped immediately back to normal. Scary how those little metal coils can do so much damage. This last year was hell on my body, and it wasnt a great body to begin with. lol.