Mirena is an intrauterine device (IUD), manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., that is used as a long-lasting contraceptive. The device is implanted into the uterus by a doctor, and the manufacturer claims it is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
IUDs have become more and more popular as a choice of contraceptive for women, particularly among younger women. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there has been a steady increase in the number of adverse reactions to Mirena IUDs in recent years. Some women suffer from extreme side effects while using Mirena. These side effects include:
- Mild to moderate pain and/or cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
- Pelvic or back discomfort
- Nausea, vomiting and fainting
Long Term Effects More Serious
In extreme cases, some women have experienced longer-term side effects that can have life-long, permanent implications. Some examples of the long-term side effects experienced by women include:
- Irregular bleeding
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts
In some cases, women have had the IUD move from the uterus to the lining of their uterus wall or lower abdomen causing severe pain and sometimes damage to other organs. When the IUD moves, patients require immediate surgery to remove and prevent future complications. Pregnant women using the IUD may suffer from serious risks including pregnancy loss and permanent loss of fertility (FDA, 2015)."
If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving a Mirena IUD, it may be in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney handling Mirena IUD cases. Davis Law Group will review your personal injury case free of charge, so there is no obligation to contact us about your case. Call (206) 727-4000 or use the contact form on this page to get started.