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Old 06-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #21
 
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I think a lot of people are freaked out by the notion of the coil being placed and then just staying there. I've also heard lots of people say things like "but what if it gets loose and punctures something?" Not sure if that applies to anyone here, just people I've spoken to IRL.

I plan to get Essure this year sometime (I kinda put my whole life on hold for grad school, but now I'm done).

@SL5000 How was the confirmation test after you got Essure? I've heard it's worse than the procedure itself.
Worse than the procedure? No, it was just a regular x-ray.

The procedure was a piece of cake, too. It takes 10 minutes, no pain, no incisions, no bleeding.
Thanks. I had read things about the xray tech forcing the liquid (forgot what it's called) in to prove that the tubes were completely blocked, and that being a painful experience.

I'm sure that, like all things, for every bad experience you can find there are dozens of good ones that no one felt compelled to write about.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #22
 
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I think a lot of people are freaked out by the notion of the coil being placed and then just staying there. I've also heard lots of people say things like "but what if it gets loose and punctures something?" Not sure if that applies to anyone here, just people I've spoken to IRL.

I plan to get Essure this year sometime (I kinda put my whole life on hold for grad school, but now I'm done).

@SL5000 How was the confirmation test after you got Essure? I've heard it's worse than the procedure itself.
Worse than the procedure? No, it was just a regular x-ray.

The procedure was a piece of cake, too. It takes 10 minutes, no pain, no incisions, no bleeding.
Thanks. I had read things about the xray tech forcing the liquid (forgot what it's called) in to prove that the tubes were completely blocked, and that being a painful experience.

I'm sure that, like all things, for every bad experience you can find there are dozens of good ones that no one felt compelled to write about.
I eta'd that the doctor presses on you for a few secs but not in a painful way...just firmly.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #23
 
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^ Ah, I see it now. Good to know, thanks again!
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@ Spider and Subbrock and any other boardie who had a tubal within the last 5 yrs:
Why didn't you choose Essure? My gyn gave me the option of either but said Essure was the better choice. What did your gyns say?
To be honest, I don't remember hearing too much about tubal vs. Essure. My OB/GYN was just really focused on talking me out of anything of the sort (but I guess that's another can of worms). And mentally I wasn't in a place to split hairs about the subject. I just wanted to make sure I had no more children. Tubal, Essure, hysterectomy, magical elves--I didn't/don't care. As long as it works, I'm good.

After looking at the difference between the 2 procedures and experiencing one first hand, when all goes as planned and there are no complications, are the two more similar than they are different? The benefits of Essure are that there is no surgery and I think it's effectiveness rate is 1% higher than a tubal ligation, am I missing another important detail?



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Old 06-26-2012, 10:35 AM   #25
 
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I'm just scared of the whole surgery recovery time possible issues with tubal. I will definitely be talkin to my Gyno about Essure...it sounds perfect.


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Old 06-26-2012, 12:01 PM   #26
 
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I got myself spayed in my twenties and it was one of the best things I ever did for myself.
Outpatient surgery, home in a couple hours, back to work the next day, teeny tiny scar.
And a lifetime of being in control of my own body and never having to worry about pregnancy or the side effects of some birth control methods.

Not sure why anyone is having side effects with a tubal. You still lay eggs, you still have periods, you still have hormonal changes, same as you ever did. I haven't had any side effects in 30+ years. Any changes in my periods have been from age, not my tubal.
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Because every body reacts different to things. Changing the natural process of the body or something inside of it always has the possibility of side effects.

Many people report heavier, longer, more painful periods after a tubal ligation.

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I didn't say there couldn't be any. I just don't understand why there would be. The egg is just getting stuck. Nothing else is different so I don't see how it's changing a natural process. Eggs don't always make it to the uterus even without the tube being tied.

It's just something I don't understand, which is why I said I said I didn't get it. But I think after 30 years, it's probably too late for me to worry about so I won't bother looking it up. : )
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I didn't say there couldn't be any. I just don't understand why there would be. The egg is just getting stuck. Nothing else is different so I don't see how it's changing a natural process. Eggs don't always make it to the uterus even without the tube being tied.

It's just something I don't understand, which is why I said I said I didn't get it. But I think after 30 years, it's probably too late for me to worry about so I won't bother looking it up. : )

I know, its like everyone telling me, 'but there aren't any side effects to the copper iud BC its not hormonal'. Well, I get that, but there was for me! I assumed it was just my body responding to having something foreign implanted in there. I even had a gyno look at it, but he swore it was in there correctly, so it wasn't the problem. But it was. So I just took it out myself.

Maybe I'm just super sensitive to body changes.

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Quit being so sensitive IROC! : )

Anyway, I would have done research on Essure and other options if it had been available way back in caveman days, but probably would have still gone with the surgery. I wanted something that felt very permanent.
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Yeah...the Essure is permanent. I really just want my normal period back...it was never like this... Not even with the first paragard


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Quit being so sensitive IROC! : )

Anyway, I would have done research on Essure and other options if it had been available way back in caveman days, but probably would have still gone with the surgery. I wanted something that felt very permanent.

I read this like, wth? Why is she all up on me for being too sensitive? Then I read my last line. Haha. Durrr.

Ya, that's probably why my mom had it done too. Cause it was like 83.

Considering today I am passing bouncy ball sized clots, I'm not interested in the chance of making that worse!

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