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Birth Control: Essure?

I was looking at permanent birth control options and Essure is rather new and surgery free. Has anybody had it done? If so could you please share your experience?

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Asked by CrazyMommy87 at 5:28 PM on Apr. 14, 2011 in Health

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  • I have a girlfriend who has it and she loves it. I'm getting based on her recommendation and my own research.

    Answer by silversmom at 5:31 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • It sounds wonderful but I'm wondering why it's not really talked about?

    Comment by CrazyMommy87 (original poster) at 5:34 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • Because as my dr told me its so new there are no studies of effective based a nationwide long term usage so until data comes in about how effective is over a broad spectrum you won't. I was going to do it but since I had a fallopian tube removed due to an ectopic pregnancy he said fda didnt recommend so I had to do it the old fashioned way LOL

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 6:00 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • nope i 'm on the minipill

    Answer by asil at 7:02 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • It isn't heard of really because not many doctors are trained in it. You have to find one who is. It has been around for over a decade. There are actually some ladies on here that were in the clinical trials and have had it for over a decade. I had it and love it. No regrets.

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:45 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • I had it about 3 years ago... love it!! My OB did it in the office... I had some cramping, but I went home and took a nap and woke up about 2 hours later like nothing happened. Other that that it was uneventful... Love it!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:27 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • It is not surgery free. It's new enough that they don't know the long-term possibilities/side effects. Think about it, it's a metal spring getting screwed into your fallopian tube - who's to say, that a few years down the road, your body isn't going to have a major rejection and do God-knows-what to you? Some women are getting it done, just to find out that their bodies can't handle it - they're allergic to the material in the spring, or they just have a bad reaction - I read a journal or post some time back about a woman, a cafemommer, who had it done, and then had to have surgery to remove it all because her body rejected it so soon. Too many risks with it being too new - not a good idea! It's invasive to boot, moreso than my tubal (which I had done over 4 years ago and am very happy with!) IMO!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Apr. 14, 2011

  • i think that you should ask your doctor if they would use it for birth control if they had an option, i have not really heard of it, but you have to pay attention to the side affects in everything these day

    Answer by Chunky_Dynamic at 12:35 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

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