I am looking for feedback/reviews on Essure. It is a non-chemical device placed in your tubes.
Any comments for or against?
Here is the link:
sao i just got the essure This past friday! Girls so far id recomend it! Im only 23 and was afarid to go into the or for tubes to be tied. was told about this and i did it. i am gonna say my doc gave me a few pain pills 30 mins prior and i didnt feel anyhting other then a little pressure! After i had like a very light feeling of cramps for mayb 2 hours at max. it was easy and i was out and about doing normal things within 30,ins of getting this done. took less then 15 mins from start to finish to have it done.
Did you have issues being so young and getting it done? Like hassles from your doctor? I'm 21, and hope to get pregnant sometime this year, and probably end up having the baby at 22 and getting Essure shortly after that baby's birth. I had talked briefly(not even wanting it done, just wanting information because I had heard of it) after my son was born in 2010 and my ob/gyn told me I shouldn't even consider it because I'm "too young to make that decision" >.<
wow - i had never even heard of this! (thanks MDC boards!) what can anyone tell me about the procedure and then the subsequent dye test - i am breastfeeding, we are relying on condoms - not that its SO bad - but this looks really good.....AND relying on condoms is how we got the one i am currently breastfeeding.....
cant wait to hear more!
I had the Essure procedure done almost a year ago. I had no problems with the procedure and had no side effects. When I had the dye test done three months later, one of the tubes was 100% blocked and the other was clear. One of the coils had come out. Based on other issues not related to the Essure, I ended up having to have a hysterectomy last week, so I wasn’t worried about taking care of the missing coil. Last month the other coil fell out. The one that was 100% blocking the tube. When I took the “class” before getting sterilized they told us that once the dye test was done, this was 100% effective birth control, but if the coils fall out, that isn’t 100%!! And, if I hadn’t seen one of them, I would never have known until I got unexpectedly pregnant! So, while I didn’t have any of the side effects that many women have had, I can’t recommend Essure for the reason that it doesn’t always live up to it’s 100% effective claim.
Well, I had Essure done yesterday. It was painful, but not has painful as undergoing actual surgery. The pain only lasted for the day. I would described the pain as feeling like have contractions. I woke up this morning feeling absolutely normal. The woman who was doing my Essure is a resident at a teaching hospital. So, she did have a little trouble working the camera and locating my tubes, and had absolutely no "bed side manner", but the doctors that were in the room overseeing the procedure tried to make up for that. After the procedure they sent me to have an x-ray done, so I will be going back next week to get the results. And, of course, I will go back in three months to have the dye test done to see if my tubes have closed.
I had them give me the Depo shot yesterday, so I wouldn't have to worry about taking a pill everyday for the next three months while I'm waiting for the tissue to grow in my tubes.
It's been a little over a month since my Essure procedure and I haven't stopped bleeding. It's just been a nonstop period, and I'm miserable. I think I would rather have a hysterectomy. But, I can't blame it entirely on the Essure. I have also had laproscopic surgery to remove my IUD that was found in my abdomen. Apparently it was floating around in my guts for the past 2 years. I would not recommend anyone getting an IUD (Merena) due to the risks. The doctor told me it is common for the Merena to "fall out" or puncture through the uterus and move through your body. I can't believe how "normal" it is to the doctors. I don't believe having a foreign plastic device floating around inside me is normal at all. Also, I have the Depo shot in me right now, which I'm sure is causing a lot of hormonal trouble as well. I am scheduled to have the dye test done next month, and I hope everything goes well. I am not as sure about the Essure now after reading that the coils still have a chance to fall out even after a successful dye test.
In my opinion, just having a full hysterectomy would be the easiest route if you are sure that you will not have anymore children.
I'm SO conflicted about birth control. I HATE the idea of hormones changing up my bodies chemistry, so essure seems to be my only REAL option. Did you get the die test done yet? How did it go? I did not like the Merana either and got it taken out 6 months after having it in. Do you think your ongoing period was all due to that?