Right after the Essure was inserted, Emily says she experienced severe pain. Her doctor said it would go away but that was back in 2013 and she is still suffering from terrible cramping and pain. Worse, she has constant infections and is “always on antibiotics,” which is potentially another serious problem. So why doesn’t Emily simply have it taken out? It’s not that easy...
“I had the Essure coil inserted by my gynaecologist in New York and later I moved to Georgia,” Emily explains. “My current doctor said he wasn’t familiar with Essure and won’t risk removing it. I told him that it has to come out because I can barely take care of my three boys with this constant pain. I can’t pick them up without doubling over. He gave me a choice: I could either get hormonal therapy or a hysterectomy. He could find a doctor to remove the coil but a piece of metal could be left behind. After all the research I have done, I tend to agree with him. I am afraid the coil won’t come out in one piece.”
Emily’s biggest fear about having Essure removed - and the fear of many other women - is that she might get pregnant and what if a piece of metal left behind harmed the baby?
She says the coil never felt right. “Actually, the Mirena IUD felt better than this Essure but I had the IUD removed in 2010 because it ruptured my uterine wall,” Emily says. “I thought my body could heal itself in three years, but maybe it didn’t...
“I spoke to my husband about this issue and we decided that a hysterectomy was our best option. It stinks. I think no one should have an Essure implanted; it should be taken off the market. I know some people are okay with it, but there shouldn’t be this many women suffering severe Essure complications,” Emily adds.
“Essure has diminished my quality of life.”
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Emily has spoken with an attorney who told her that she can file a claim when the Essure is removed. “I will talk to my doctor about this next week and I will keep you posted…”