Essure - New Permament Birth Control

Lounge By sweetcakes Updated 20 Apr 2009 , 12:25am by Deb_

sweetcakes Posted 18 Apr 2009 , 4:46pm
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Any one have any experience getting this done. Ive read alot online but the horror stories always come out first, just wondering if anyone has had a good experience.

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KellBell22 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 2:44am
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I haven't actually heard of this, and I plan on getting "fixed" when my doctor gives me my cesection in November. Figured while he's in there why not have him take care of it and save me another cut and paste...but sounds like it's a nice option for avoiding surgery for sure!

Cakepro Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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I am not a proponent of sterilization, and I strongly urge you to re-think your decision.

Having my tubes tied (actually irreversibly burnt by cautery) was one of the top 3 most-regretted decisions of my life.

I had this done after the birth of my third child, when I thought I was certain I would not want any more children. My kids are all older now and I am in my mid-thirties and wish I had never had that done. I actually saw a fertility specialist some years ago, hoping to have it reversed, but he was unable to do so. I'm okay with it, but hate that I threw away the amazing gift to have more children. But oh boy, I was so sure after baby #3 that I didn't want any more! icon_rolleyes.gif

Sweetcakes, heed the horror stories. Never be a guinea pig for newly-approved drugs or procedures. Essure is essentially inserting foreign metal objects into your body for the purpose of growing scar tissue over them. Your body is going to try to do its job and expel them, which could lead to perforation, adhesions, cramping, heavy bleeding, and all kinds of other painful, unpleasant side effects. You may have to undergo surgery to have them removed if they don't work out for you. Are you prepared to go through all of the potential problems? Is that really what you want to do to your body?

Deb_ Posted 20 Apr 2009 , 12:25am
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One of my employees has this. When she had it inserted, she was told that the procedure would be a "little uncomfortable" because she had never had children.

Her description of the procedure was that it was "excruciating". She had bleeding and severe cramping afterward, but her Dr. told her that was a possibility so she lived through it.

One thing that keeps happening to her is that it moves, and when it does it is very painful.

She is almost 30 yrs old and was in a relationship that's why she got it, well now she and her boyfriend have broken up and she wants it removed because of the discomfort.

She tells everyone that wants to listen to her to NOT get it.

She's the only person that I know of that has it.

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