Yes, I've done it. Did it in Sept, and had no issues other than the slight inner inflammation aggravated my pinchy nerve that always gets aggravated at that 'time of the month'. Went on for a couple months. I had moderate spotting for at least a month, but really no other issues.
The 'procedure' was done outpatient at our local hospital by my ob/gyn. I was out completely, but I guess it took 20 mins. or so? My insurance covered it.
I still need to schedule the followup where the Dr. tests the scarring with dye, to make sure no fluids can get through.
I am very happy I did it, and will be even happier after I confirm there are no leaks....
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I'm all for it! Unfortunately I'm only 26 and the closest to permanent that the docs in my OB/GYN clinic will get (and there's 17 practitioners) is a tubal. So I'm doing Mirena this time around and maybe in five years they'll be willing to do the Essure.
I've got the implannon. Love it mostly! It didn't hurt at all getting it done. AND it is THE most effective form of birth control, including permanent methods, but of course it is not permenant and would need to be replaced every 3 years. I think this is a MUCH better option than having a foreign object in my uterus!
I did have a lot of irregular bleeding but was put on some other birth control for a month 3 or 4 months ago, and it seems to be normal now.... haven't bled for awhile now! A lot of women loose their cycle after being on it, and with me having endometriosis, having my cycle is the last thing I want! I want a total hysterectomy, but I can't get one until I am 30
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Is something "installed" in-utero for Essure, or is it just a surgical procedure? My doc also does it right in the office but from the brochure I read last year, it can be pretty uncomfortable. I would much rather be asleep!
Small coils are placed into the fallopian tubes with scar tissue adhering to them, thus hopefully stopping up the tubes so nothing can get in or out. They insert them thru your cervix then uterus with an inserter (sorry, i don't know the real name).
My ob does it in office without putting you under but with enough drugs that it won't matter :-)