problems with essure

Jennifer - posted on 12/09/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




2 weeks ago I had the essure coils placed in my tubes (alternative to tubal ligation). Everything seemed to go great at first. I had mine done as outpatient surgery under general anestesia, and was home about 3 hours after. My doc told me to wait 2 weeks before sex, and last night was the end of the 2 weeks, so you know what my husband and I did... ;) Well, last night I started cramping again, and spotting, and now my left shoulder is hurting so bad, that the 2 motrin I took aren't doing anything! I was told to expect all of this for a couple days after the surgery, and I did have the cramping and spotting, but I was also on the last day of my period when they did it. I never did have the shoulder pain til last night, and it isn't just a sore muscle from sleeping wrong. This is much more painful than that. Has anyone else had these problems? I lost my insurance right after they put them in, so I really don't want to call the doc, but it feels like something could be wrong. Also, my husband said it felt like I was tighter down there, and it did hurt a little too, so I'm wondering if everything could still be swollen.


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Kate CP - posted on 12/09/2010




Complications from any surgery, no matter how minor, should be seen by a doctor.

Laura - posted on 12/09/2010




Insurance or not, you should contact your doctor. Let him know what is going on so that you and your doctor can figure out if you need to come in. The shoulder pain may or may not be related but only your doctor will be able to help you with that. Good luck!

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