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Mirena IUD Risks & Side Effects

How many people have had side effects caused by Mirena IUDs?

The full extent of Mirena IUD injuries may not yet be known. However, AdverseEvents.com compiles complaint data from FDA reports and has found a startling number of women have indicated problems with their birth control device.

From its initial testing in 1997 until June 30, 2012, there have been more than 45,000 reports of serious adverse events that may be attributable to the Mirena IUD. While device expulsion was the top complaint, more than 4,000 have experienced a dislocation of their IUD, a side effect which has the potential to cause uterus perforations. Nearly 4,000 more experienced vaginal hemorrhages.

Since its development, the Mirena IUD has reportedly had tragic results for some women. According to the data published on AdverseEvents.com, thousands women have been hospitalized, disabled or even killed as a result of suspected Mirena IUD injuries:

  • Hospitalizations: 2,498
  • Disability: 426
  • Life-threatening complications: 349
  • Death: 51

The first Mirena IUD lawsuit was reportedly filed on April 12, 2012 against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the device. Since then, a total of 16 lawsuits have been filed against the company, and more women continue to express concern with how these IUDs have apparently affected their health.

What are the signs of Mirena IUD side effects?

Women who have used a Mirena IUD for birth control have reported a number of medical issues. In some cases, the procedure to insert the device can be painful and result in extended bleeding. Other women have said they experienced weight gain, reduced sex drive and insomnia after having the IUD inserted.

While some side effects are relatively minor or temporary, women who have experienced the following problems since the insertion of a Mirena IUD may be eligible for legal compensation for their injuries:

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Breast cancer

If you or a loved one is currently using a Mirena IUD and experience severe pain in your stomach or pelvis or severe vaginal bleeding, contact your doctor immediately since these can be signs of a Mirena IUD injury. In addition, if the threads to your IUD seem shorter or longer than normal, consult your physician since this may be a sign your device has dislodged or become embedded in the uterus.

What you need to know about Mirena IUDs and Mirena IUD Side Effects

Mirena IUDs were first approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2000 and since then, tens of thousands of women have used the contraceptive devices.

A T-shaped piece of flexible plastic, the Mirena IUD is inserted into the uterus where it releases the hormone levonorgestrel. The hormone works to prevent fertilization and may also suppress ovulation in some women. The IUD is can be used for up to five years at a time. In some cases, Mirena IUDs have also been used to treat women with heavy menstrual cycles.

While Mirena IUDs have been hailed as an effective form of long-term contraception, there are concerns about its safety. Some women have experienced complications with the device including the following concerns:

  • Device dislocation or expulsion
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Changes in mood, weight and sleep patterns
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Vaginal hemorrhages
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Breast cancer

Women who have used the IUDs need to understand the potential risks associated with this form of birth control as well as their legal rights should they experience a Mirena IUD injury.

What should I do if I have suffered a Mirena IUD side effect?

Women who have used the Mirena IUD and experienced an injury should consult with an attorney about their right to compensation from the manufacturer.

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