Essure I want it!

Discussion in 'Permanent Contraception' started by neanea, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. neanea

    neanea New Member

    Ok so like I am so mad at myself I just had Essure done on Feb 9th 2010. The procedure has got me bleeding Iam tired every day, I called the clinic and ask them was this normally" Oh yes because I had Depo" I told her I didnt have any bleeding while on it? So I will be seeing the doctor on this tuesday if he wont take it out omg ..I know it has not been three months for my HSG test but still, I am in pain and it ruining my love life..If they tell me its nonthing I getting this thing removed bottom line..So my question is is there a doctor on california area that can remove it..and cant they just remove the tubes and leave the everything else. I just dont want to be hollow inside. [​IMG]

  2. kym4

    kym4 Member

    Best advice I can give you is try another doctor if yours won't listen. It is your body and you know what you feel. I certainly don't want to scare you but it is not normal to hurt that long after the procedure. The company sells it product based on the supposed idea of quick recovery. I am trying to find a way that we all can share where we had our metal coils removed so that other women can find a doctor to help. Please keep us posted. I think it is very important for women to be able to read what other women have experienced with this procedure.

  3. Holland

    Holland New Member

    I believe the coils can be removed without surgery if they have not been in too long.

  4. neanea

    neanea New Member

    What your saying is so true, I swear If I even had a glimps that it would of turned out this way I just would of done the old fashion way I so mad at myself right now..I am almost 40 I really dont want to spend the rest of my years with female problems I already have enough. Thank you!

  5. neanea

    neanea New Member

    @Holland I will ask the doctor in the morning will keep you two posted for sure

  6. neanea

    neanea New Member

    All I have to say is I left the doctors office feeling insulted fustrated...basiclly he checked me and said yes your bleedig duh but he didnt see anything?..because its dark it has to be internal,umm yeah! I said its dark because I been sitting down before I got here when I am walking or being active its bright red. He said it COULD be from the Depo shot, hormones, or the clamp he used inflamed or my body just getting use to it... I am thinking umm what should I pick one?.....he handed me a meds for some ibprofran and said these are 600mg and I was to take them everyday I am thinking what the hell.....I told him its not because of the Depo I had been had the Depo shot 1 whole month before I even got this procedure and I didnt have any bleeding at all..and if I was stressed or depressed what does that have to do with the cramping an bleeding..Basiclly he spoke to me like dumb @$#%^@. So I made an appointment to get an second opiniton. I am not wasting anymore time on this.

  7. DreamCatcher2

    DreamCatcher2 New Member

    He told you to take ibuprofen when you may have bleeding from inside?? I am sure I didn't read the whole story, but are you having cramps? I wouldn't take a medication that can lead to more bleeding issues and not know the source of the bleeding. Was this an OB? If it was, I would go to your primary care physician and get some orders for some scans or a referral to a different specialist if need be. That's just plain absurd. I wish you luck. oh, I just read you are getting a second opinion from another doc. Who are you going to next?

  8. missbates

    missbates New Member

    OMG! I had the same problem. I had the essure done on Oct. 1, 2009. and I bled for 33 days straight. I also had the depo, and when I went to the doctor after 20 some days they also said it was b/c of the depo I was on. I had my HSG test done on Feb 2010. and only one of my tubes was blocked, the other tube was open. and the coil way so far up, almost near my stomach. I was so scared, I asked my ob/gyn if this was dangerous, he said NO. and said he could tie my tubes and remove the one that is not in the correct place. He never mentioned removing it and re-doing it. which I wouldnt let him do in the first place. He told me this procedure was painless and that was a lie! I have never felt such pain. I am still experiencing pain and bleeding! I am seeing a lawyer on Monday, hoping to get something done before something bad happens.

  9. hateESSURE

    hateESSURE New Member

    I had mine inserted in nov 07. Life's been hell ever since. Bleeding, fatigue, weight loss, night sweats, diarrhea, abdominal and pelvic pain and the list goes on. my blood tests even show my body is fighting something. Come to find I'm allergic to the Essure. I fought my dr and he denied it was the essure. He even refused to treat me claiming it wasn't his field. Searching for a dr in Maine now. I have 2 appts with dr.s to discuss if one of them will do it. But for sure get a nickel allergy test. It's well worth it.

  10. AngieB

    AngieB New Member

    I had the essure done in Feb of 2010. My doctor gave me a brochure and said it is 100%. It was a good option for me because I have had a blood clot and cannot take hormones, which include birth control. I have three children, with my youngest being 7 and the oldest 13. I am 33 years old. It was just right for me......or so I thought. I have a tilted uterus so the procedure took and hour and a half. It was extremely painful. They dialate you. My uterus kept contracting. It was like going through childbirth with no breaks in between contractions. I beld for about a day. I swear I can feel the coils in me. I have had spotting daily ever since. I go through about 6-8 panty liners a day....not to mention what it has done to my sex life...I called the doc about a month after and they told me it was due to the depo. I told them I have had depo before and never spotted and I had it 3 weeks before my essure was implanted and had no problems. They advised me to get another depo a few weeks early. I did about a month ago and it hasn't stopped. I have diarrhea all the time too. I asked to have them removed but they said something else must be going on and wanted to wait until my HSG was done on May 11 and then schedule an appt. If I knew what I know now, I would never have had this done!!!! I should have thought about it. Metal coils in you fallopian tubes.....uh cutting sound like a possibility wouldn't you think? I am sooooo tired of bleeding all the time....if I wanted a permanent period I would have done something else. This is not what I expected or asked for and I am furious that they won't do anything to fix it!!!!!

  11. kym4

    kym4 Member

    AngieB, I am so sorry you are having problems. If you've read many of the posts from women who have had trouble you will find that many had trouble convincing their drs that the metal coils were the problem. My best advice is that IT IS YOUR BODY. Not the drs, the nurses or mine. You know what you feel & if they do not show enough consideration for what you are going thru, then you definately should seek help elsewhere. I had to demand that they look at the metal coils. You may want to ask them if they will put in writing that the metal coils are not the problem. That will probably get their attention. Document everything. Make a report to the maude FDA database about the problems you are having.

  12. lizziedawn

    lizziedawn New Member

    Essure is a nightmare. You go into this whole thing thinking that it's a safe, relatively easy process only to wake up inside a body you don't know or understand anymore. At least that has been my experience. I woke up from anesthesia after the procedure, to my doctor holding a picture of 2 coils on one side. He said the 1st one he inserted didn't open so instead of taking it out.... he inserted another one!! So I have 3 of these stupid things in me! Didn't ask my permission or consult with my husband or anything! He said he had never run into this situation and that was how he handled it. I am furious, terrified, and in lots of pain. A rash appeared all over my face within the past few days, sex is almost unbearable where I fully enjoyed it before, and I have extreme stomach pains when I become over-exurted. I saw the same doctor again, 1 month follow up, discussed my pain, bleeding, presented my rash, etc. and he prescribed Ibuprophen, said he was concerned about my pain because it was not usual, but "we're just going to see how things play out. It shouldn't be possible for them to fall out but if they did fall out it's just like a splinter, the body will reabsorb it, no big deal." EXCUSE ME!! Splinters HURT until you take them OUT!! He recommended we see how things went for the next month & to see him at that time to discuss further options. I don't know if I should go back to this guy or not.... really. I'm confused. I saw another doctor today for this rash on my face & convinced him to do an ultrasound to see what was going on.... all they could positively confirm was 2 essure coils.The tech said it was possible that they would not show up on ultrasound. I'm lost, confused, and scared. Any advice??

  13. min

    min New Member

    My doctor too has a wait and see attitude about my Essure. I don't have an infection and the implants are in the right place. I can feel them all the time and they hurt.

    I'm all ready for the hysterectomy but my doctor won't give me one. So I'm posting two questions online...

    Has anyone else experienced worse pain when sitting - like you're getting stabbed from the inside out?

    Does anyone know of a doctor in Michigan that will remove the Essure in a woman with otherwise healthy organs?

  14. SarahB

    SarahB New Member

    I would keep on trying because I had my Essure procedure 2 years ago and have had nothing but problems. I don't feel as though I will ever be normal again until I find a doctor willing to remove them. I live in Maine and have not yet found anyone. I also am a single mom/student and can't afford the reversal, if anyone knows anything that can help me that would be fabulous! I hope everything works out for you and it is unfortunate as to how many women are falling victim to this.

  15. redvelvet126

    redvelvet126 New Member


  16. Juicy-Juls

    Juicy-Juls Active Member

    First of all caps on the forum is pretty tacky, second, we don't speak computer here, we speak in full sentences using full words..Thanks

  17. amyx173

    amyx173 New Member

    It seems so strange that doctors are so ready and willing to put in these things but refuse to take them out when there is a problem. I had mine put in back in Jan 2010 and I was in pain just about every day since then. I feel very fortunate that my doctor was willing to do something about it. My doctor had never removed the essure before and she had her doubts that it would come out easily (I think that this is the hang up with most doctors). I had them removed a little over a week ago and the procedure was easier than my doctor thought. All of my insides are still there and she just did a standard tubal ligation. I went into the whole thing ready for a hysterectomy, but it didn't turn out that way. I know that there are doctors out there that are willing to remove these aweful things, they just have to be found. It needs to be clearly stated by every women going through this that the doctor WORKS FOR YOU...not the other way around. If that is not the attitude of your doctor, get rid of them. If anyone lives in the Denver area I will be happy to give you the name of mine.

  18. vickiw

    vickiw New Member


    When did you have the devices removed and how is your pain now?

    I had mine placed in Feb 2010 and have continued pain. Had second opinion and dr did laproscopic to do what I thought was to remove them, but instead he said he couldn't that they were too much embedded into my uterus and for my safety he couldn't remove them. My laproscopic surgery was just on June 10. I now feel like I am slowly dying inside and nothing to do about it.
    Please let me know how things went for you. I am scared that even if I have these removed, my symptoms will continue.

  19. +essure

    +essure New Member

    Well its been two years for me now Im 9 weeks pregnant and my doctor doesnt know if I can carry the baby full term.

  20. amyx173

    amyx173 New Member

    Hi vickiw

    I am so sorry that this is happening to you. I had mine taken out on 5/28/10 with a laproscopic procedure. It has been a little over 3 weeks since mine were removed and I am feeling so much better. The sharp cramps have stopped, the constant bloated feeling is gone, the pain shooting down my legs has stopped, and my energy is coming back. My bleeding is still weird, still really clotty and odd, but I am hoping that will get back to normal soon. I think that my body was reacting to the materials that they use for these horrible devices. I know that this is aweful for women to go in with perfectly normal parts and to end up with having to have a hysterectomy. My pain was so bad that I was willing to do whatever it took to make it stop and I would not have regretted having my uterus removed. My life is slowly getting back to normal. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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