Does anyone did the Adiana procedure as a permanent birth control? would you recommend it?

Izabela - posted on 01/26/2012 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I'm gonna be a mother of 2, so My husband and I decided to stop. Not have anymore children. My OB told me about ADIANA to have he tubes blocked, and I know now a lot about it, and it sounds great!!! Its minimum invasive, takes only 10 to 15 minutes to get it done, and I can do IT 3 months after giving birth, and best of all, My insurance will cover the procedure; But I would like to know from people who have done it... to know the real thing!!!! so please, if you have done it or know someone who did, share you experience. This is gonna make it easier for me to make a decision. thanks.

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Jamie - posted on 06/11/2014

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I had this procedure done in March 2010, I am now Pregnant in June 2014!!! Doesn't work... So if you really don't want more kids I don't recommend it!

Debra - posted on 08/28/2012

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Worst experiance ever my doctor volunteered me for this procedure( I had signed for a tubal)

my procedure took 1 hr and a half it seemed that they didn't know what they were doing...or what needed to be sterile. I was groggy from the meds and they had expanded my uterus with water....but believe me I wanted to run!!!! I was dumbfounded ....what just happened? I came home and three months later when I went back to the doctor To top it all off I was told they couldn't except my insurance!!! I exploded!! I told the office manager my experience and the doctor paid for my blood work and xrays!! The follow up exam (xrays) was also very painful...and now my ovaries hurt, long periods, heavy periods, and I hope I don't get pregnat ....it has now been discontinued and some health professionals haven't even heard about it.....so how do I seek treatment? Anybody else have problems??

Debby - posted on 01/28/2012

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There is a procedure called NovaSure. It is endometrial ablation. Basically they burn away the endometrial lining. No lining = no pregnancy because the egg has nowhere to adhere to when released. I had my tubes tied but began heavy periods with massive back pains (tilted cervix always been an issue) so when my ob/gyn told me about it I jumped on the idea. I still have all the parts and all the hormones but no more bleeding and no more heavy cramps. It is PERMANENT! So since I have 3 girls I was an ideal candidate. It didn't take very long. The healing process was about the same as giving birth since the inside of your uterus was burned away (using radio waves) you need to allow your body time to heal as you would from any type of burn injury. You will also have a discharge that will go away with time, again about the same length as childbirth. I highly recommend this procedure as it doesn't put any object into your body and doesn't remove any natural part of your body.

Nicky - posted on 01/26/2012

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i've never heard of that birth control, but i also have 2 children and i had the essure procedure done which is also a permanent birth control. with this you are also in and out in about 15 minutes..ive never had any problems and highly recommend this if you dont want any more kids. this isnt reversable so you have to be sure. you should ask your doctor about it. they put 2 tiny little springs in your tubes and it takes about 3 months(so u have to use a back up birth control) to grow scar tissue around them so nothing can enter your tubes. after 3 months you will go back in for your doctor to check them and make sure they will be effective. very simple and my insurance also covered this procedure..i hope this helps you :)

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Shanie - posted on 04/09/2017

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Novasure is NOT sterilization. I hate to tell you. I was suppose to have essure in 2009. When I went to New obgyn she asked what procedure did I have done for permanent sterilization. I called old obgyn they said novasure. I was like really I am sure will had reassure but wanted to check. They said no had novasure. The new obgyn said you can still get pregnant with novasure and saisit very dangerous if you do once you had procedure. Even more for me as I have blood clotting disease but she said I have alot of people come in saying they had the novasure to prevent pregnancy and permanent sterilization. She said it's neither and said had many patients who came in surprised with pregnancy. I would sure ask. Obgyns are also covering their rears now in all these procedures bthry ran out and did. Because I was suppose to have essure in 2009. Then when called to get my records and ask on phone the said I had novasure. So then new obgyn wanted my records. I asked for them they lied claimed they were shredded. What? Then said in a warehouse and lost. Really? Took me a year to get records and I just had my hysterectomy. Barely any records in the file they have me. Things marked out and ALOT missing they now claim I had adiana and novasure, not essure. I told the I was suppose to have essure. They said something in the notes said they attempted to do essure and had to change to adiana. What?! My mother run law was in the room when procedure was done and not once did they say they were doing something different. They are covering their asses. Same place who got caught buying IUD and all kinds of devices being implanted into women illegally from Canada that were not FDA approved. Please check and get your records before you even ask. Just ask for a copy to all your records.

Andrea - posted on 10/04/2015

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I had the Adiana procedure done in November of 2009. I had a great experience when it was done. Just bleeding that was gone like 2 days later. It is now almost 6 years later and I must say I am not pregnant. However I noticed my cycles is way to heavy for my first 2 days. My cycle went from 5 days to 7 days and the cramping is unbearable for the first 2 days.

Nicole - posted on 10/13/2014

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Can somebody answer me please? I had the Adiana done in Feb. 2012. I didnt get to find out if my tubes were blocked due to no insurance coverage. We are now Oct. 2014. I have missed my period by 1 month and 13 days. Ive taken 6 pregnancy test. They all were negative. I did a blood test and it was also negative. Whats going on?

Corey - posted on 09/03/2014

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I started a group called parents of essure/adiana babies and we have over 100 members. I havr been looking for other adiana moms so if anyone that HAS or IS pregnant with adiana, please join my group on facebook. Heres the link, it is a private group so anything you say only members can see.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/2294890339...

Brenda - posted on 05/21/2014

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I had this procedure done in 2011, I had two boys that I was perfectly content with! Now it's May 2014 and I just found out that I am 11 weeks PREGNANT!! I know that people have babies everyday that are over 30. But I did not want that to be me. But It happened so here we go!

Nene - posted on 05/08/2014

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well I had this procedure done 3 years ago. and I am on baby number 2 within the past 2 years. So for me I wouldn't suggest getting this one.

User - posted on 01/18/2014

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I've done it. I have two children myself. I'm 42 and feel great. No problems! I did it 3 years ago!!!!

Kristin - posted on 12/11/2013

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I've had the Adiana done over a year in a half ago and thought I was done with childbirth! Well just found out i'm 6 weeks along.... WOW is all what we had to say... What now? I got my ultrasound done and baby is fine! I'm still not all with it yet and still trying to understand what just happen. They told me i'm just that 1% for this happening. If I knew better I would of NEVER got the Adiana done. I would of done old school way and just had the regular tubal ligation done in the first place! I do not trust doctors any more, and I feel like they took something away from me and just don't care about any of us, just making more money!!!!

Vicky - posted on 12/28/2012

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By read all this I hope I did not get pregnant I got the adiana in April I'm scared to find out if I am have four kids already and don't want any more

Melissa - posted on 11/05/2012

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I had it done, and it was a couple weeks after i had my daughter. It takes like 10 minutes. Really want that bad

Debra - posted on 08/28/2012

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Worst experiance ever my doctor volunteered me for this procedure( I had signed for a tubal)

my procedure took 1 hr and a half it seemed that they didn't know what they were doing...or what needed to be sterile. I was groggy from the meds and they had expanded my uterus with water....but believe me I wanted to run!!!! I was dumbfounded ....what just happened? I came home and three months later when I went back to the doctor To top it all off I was told they couldn't except my insurance!!! I exploded!! I told the office manager my experience and the doctor paid for my blood work and xrays!! The follow up exam (xrays) was also very painful...and now my ovaries hurt, long periods, heavy periods, and I hope I don't get pregnat ....it has now been discontinued and some health professionals haven't even heard about it.....so how do I seek treatment? Anybody else have problems??

Stephanie - posted on 05/16/2012

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hi there,

i'm in the middle of trying to find permanent BC. i've researched Essure and do not like what i'm finding with the risks and side effects long term. alot of negatives so i was excited to find another similar option. Adiana.

I am 42 and have 6 children. my oldest is 20 my youngest 7. we are done and i have been on the pill the last 3 years but my age forces me to stop that now.

since Adiana is SO NEW there is very little information, reviews, personal experiences to find on the internet but what I have found scares me now. ALOT of pregnancies, tubes not blocking after a year etc and what concerns me is that there is NO REVERSAL. i'm just not sure about this and I only have 3 more months of pills left.

my husband CANNOT have a vasectomy due to an unusual tube "thing" i guess. the risks for him is very high and he would have to go under Anastesia to have it done. his doctor refuses because he has done one other person with similar anatomy set up and said he would never do it again. he referred him to a specialist but my husband and I have decided it is not a good idea

so I will keep looking or give up sex I guess...

anxious to keep following those who have positive outcomes with Adiana but its still too new for me to decide.

steph

Gerry - posted on 05/01/2012

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I thought I was good to go after having the Adiana procedure in December - missed my 3 month checkup because I wasn't informed you had to have the procedure checked within a certain time of your menstrual cycle, missed the 4 month checkup due to insurance issues, with orders in hand for the right radiology clinic and looking forward to my thumbs up that all roads are blocked, I instead have a positive pregnancy test. This will be my 5th child! Don't miss those appointments and keep using protected sex . . .

Jessica - posted on 04/21/2012

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I had the Adiana done February of 2011 after having my third child. All was well and good, I was up and around and feeling great a day after the procedure. My doctor ensured me that it was safe and completely effective. I really wish that I would have read into the Adiana procedure a little more because here we are a little over a year later and I have a positive pregnancy test. After this one is born I am going to look into a tubal ligation.

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I had the Adiana procedure done in April 2011... Everything looked fine - tubes looked blocked. No problems with my period or cramping afterwards... It was a fairly simple procedure. I really wish I had done more research on it. I just got a positive pregnancy test.

Suzie - posted on 01/28/2012

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qa dear friend had it done and she loves it. on wensday i had the essure procdure they are basicaly the same thing but a diffrent typ of insert. and silacon and me dont get a long. it took minutes for both of us and i was up and about and only a little tired after it was done but that could just be because i was up all night with my son who was theething all i can say is 4 days later its like having a very light monthly and it was the same for my friend

Teresa - posted on 01/27/2012

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i had tubal ligation done the day after my baby was born. she was born in november... since she was a vag delivery they cut a 1 inch cut just under my belly button and then glued it back together. i was uncertain if i could still possibly get preg again. dr said he took out about 2-3 inches from each tube so they cant reach ends again. you'll have nasty gas pain for a few days since they fill you up with air to get a clear view of the tubes. i was pretty sore for a couple weeks afterwards but so glad i wont have to use birth control again.

Kate - posted on 01/26/2012

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I thought about it and then read how many pregnancies happen after its done the first year and it was too many to get Adiana approved, then somehow it got approved anyway. I had it scheduled and called my Doc and we talked, and she actually agreed with me that it's kinda new and it works well with some people and not with others. She then told me she thinks tubal ligation is more reliable and has such a proven track record that she feels like it would be much more of a sure thing for me. I need birth control to be really really permanent, and cannot do Essure. Im allergic to nickel. I would do Essure if i could, but tubal ligation is the way i will go.

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