(Closed) Essure

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@MadameTussaud: I’ve never heard of Essure.  Fill me in…

EDIT:  I just read about it online.  Sounds like a great idea similar to tubal ligation or vasectomy.  It takes up to 3 months to ensure that it is working.  Be sure you don’t want to have little one’s in the future, as it seems permanent.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Not yet, but I am hoping to get this done soon. I have read some stories of blood getting trapped online, but I think that timing it away from your period is key. i wouldn’t worry too much, it seems pretty low in pain and very quickly done. Please comment back when you leave your appt and let us know how it goes!

Post # 7
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@MadameTussaud: Thanks for sharing with us your convo. with your OB.  Sounds like she is very honest and informative.  I’m not sure of your age, but I think the Mirena would be a great product for you!  Good luck!

Post # 8
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Have you heard of Novasure?? I’m surprised your doctor didn’t discuss this with you. It helps with bad periods,and a side effect is unable to hold a pregnancy. I would check that out and see what your doc says. I think I may get this done, since my doc doesn’t do Essure

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got this procedure done back in May. Yes, I have two kids by the same man and we are just now getting married after near 7 years together! LOL

 

Anyways, the pain is very minimal. It follows along the lines of getting a pap, except they insert a small microscope and a very thin tube. The tube holds the micro-inserts that will  be clamped into the fallopian tubes. They showed me the inserts inside my fallopian tubes, I thought it was pretty neat. 

 

I had a little bleeding afterwards but no pain at all! You do have to stay on birth control awhile after the procedure to help tissue ingrowth. You then will go to a hospital  weeks later for the dye test to make sure it has worked.

 

It is basically set up like getting a pap again and dye is pushed through you and watched to make sure nothing has gone through.

 

 

Good Luck!!!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

I did some research on Essure about a year ago.  I found a forum online with many women who said they experienced horrible side effects (pain, cramping) – not sure during the proceedure, but afterwards (months, etc).

Because of it – I opted not to do it (even those my OB said she’s done it often with great results).

I haven’t done it yet – but I think having the actual tubal is the way to go for me.  I’d rather have the proceedure and deal with a few weeks of pain vs. dealing with the coils and something foreign in my body.

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