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Essure, for bc?

Anyone out there done this/ know anyone who has?

http://www.essure.com/

I'm seriously thinkin' about it... I'm typically uneasy about stuff like this that's less than 5-10 years old, 'cause so often unanticipated problems emerge within that time frame for new bc stuff... but this has me doing 'stroky-beard' mental activity... My sweet son is graduating from high school this spring; if I had another at this point, I'd be *68* or more, by the time that one did the same! Um, NO THANKS!!! I am TOTALLY sure I don't want more kids...

But I'd love to hear from other folks about this procedure, before committing. Anyone know more about this than what's in the brochure? All input welcome -- thanks!

I only know what I see on the TV, which isn't much.  Speaking of someone who will be very close to the age you metion when my soon to be born daughter graduates high school, I couldn't imagine not having her, or any other children that may or may not come along after her.  I believe it's all in God's hands as to how many children we have.  This is just my opinion, so don't all of you start ganging up on me.  If you are sure you don't want anymore children, then I would go for it.  It's just not something me or my wife would consider.

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I don't know anyone who has had it done, however my OBGYN whom I adore started doing the procedure almost as soon as it came out.  He really liked it because other than a tubal tie, there wasn't a non invasive ( surgery) option for permanent BC for women.  He recommended it to me but I ended up having my tubes tied during my last C Section after my daughter was born  healthy.  They were in there anyways . . .

From what he said, it is about as uncomfortable as a pelvic exam.  No significant pain, but could have some spotting and cramping for a few days afterwards, he recommended an OTC painkiller.

I would have chosen this if not for my C Section.

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I only know what I see on the TV, which isn't much.  Speaking of someone who will be very close to the age you metion when my soon to be born daughter graduates high school, I couldn't imagine not having her, or any other children that may or may not come along after her.  I believe it's all in God's hands as to how many children we have.  This is just my opinion, so don't all of you start ganging up on me.  If you are sure you don't want anymore children, then I would go for it.  It's just not something me or my wife would consider.

Wowsers, we see things differently! I'm glad that works for you (& hopefully your wife, who bears the physical brunt of late-life childbearing)... but I see birth control as a physical issue, period (ha! a pun... I amuse myself)... no religion's deities get to decide my family size; the Allmother (in her infinite wisdom) has given me a brain, access to birth control, and a deep satisfaction with the idea of having only one child. That's all the divine intervention I'm planning to factor in!

I know that many folks are happy to be older parents; I'm just not one of them. But viva la difference! Thanks for sharing.  :)

GFVMom: thanks -- it seems very low-stress, from what I've read so far... procedure & recovery seem equivalent to IUD placement, just from reading/ what your doc (& mine) say... easier recovery for me than hub's possible vasectomy (which I recently began raising intermittently as a discussion topic/ which he typically changes the subject from, lol!)

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it's alright, and like you said, to each his own.  I completly understand that not everyone shares my wife's and mine ideas, and BTW, these are new ideas to me, my wife is the one who converted me to them, so yeah she is fine with it.  But like I said, you have to do what's best for you and no one else can tell you what that is.

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Okay, I had never heard of it before, and I went to the website and read about it. Basically, it's forming a scar tissue barrier, right? This concerns me a little bit, as sites of chronic inflammation can lead to cancer down the road (due to the constant cytokine storm that is produced during the inflammatory response). It would sort of depend on how it heals as to what might occur down the road.

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Right... but, scar tissue isn't the same as 'chronic inflammation'-- at least usually not, in healthy tissue. Usually it's a short-term period of inflammation, followed by scar tissue formation, followed by lack of inflammation... I agree, though, that it's the 'down the road' aspect that is potentially disturbing... 'Yaz' lasted, what, 2 years before class actions for organ failure, or something? As I mention on the 'prescription meds' thread, I have MANY reservations about the process by which new health care meds/ devices are brought to market! so, idk... still need more data... but interested. Wish it weren't so new.

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I say talk to your doctor and see if you can get some medical opinions on it, as it's so new and you seem a little concerned about that. Worst case scenario, you can try something else long-ish term like an IUD and come back to it when there's been more observation and research on it.

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you could always have a tubal tie done laparoscopically, its an outpatient procedure most places, just 2 tiny scars.  the down time shouldn't be that bad. and most insurance companies will cover it.

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After some mulling over, here's my plan: I've set a google news alert for 'essure', and will watch it until next spring... if no fundamental problems with the procedure emerge before then, I'll let it be my self-birthday-present on my 40th, next March... if I don't feel good about it for any reason by then, I'll look harder at laproscopic strategies...

Thanks for the input, everyone... if you hear anything more about it, keep posting!  :)

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I only know what I see on the TV, which isn't much.  Speaking of someone who will be very close to the age you metion when my soon to be born daughter graduates high school, I couldn't imagine not having her, or any other children that may or may not come along after her.  I believe it's all in God's hands as to how many children we have.  This is just my opinion, so don't all of you start ganging up on me.  If you are sure you don't want anymore children, then I would go for it.  It's just not something me or my wife would consider.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I fully support everyone believing what they want, so long as it doesn't impact me. But, this belief seems as if it will encourage overpopulation, which is a major risk to all of us. Egg fertilization is in "god's" hands as much as negative and positive charges attracting is--sperm + egg = baby, if they meet under the right conditions. No method of birth control = lots of babies = drain on earth's resources as they all grow up.
http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf
I know I'm not being very nice, but I feel very strongly about this.

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