Mirena IUD Side Effects

April 2, 2013

mirena-iud(6)The Mirena IUD, or intra-uterine device, is a plastic piece of equipment containing the birth control hormone levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel causes adjustments to the cervical mucus and uterine lining which makes it more difficult for sperm to get to the uterus and more difficult for a fertilized egg to become attached to the uterus. In the Mirena IUD, the device is put in the uterus where it releases a controlled dose of levonorgestrel to halt pregnancy for as long as 5 years. Manufacturers claim that Mirena is most effective among women who have had at least one child and who are in a stable sexual relationship.

The Mirena IUD can also be used among women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding who opt for an intrauterine solution. Of the levonorgestrel that is released into the uterus, only a small amount reaches the woman’s blood stream.

It is recommended not to use the Mirena IUD if the woman suffers from unusual vaginal bleeding, out of control infections in the pelvis, any condition affecting the shape of the uterus, breast cancer currently or in the past, liver problems, cervical or uterine cancer, poor immune system, or if she already has an IUD in place.

Women who have a strong history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) should not use the Mirena IUD unless they have had a normal pregnancy after the infection had cleared. Also, women who have recently had an unusual and undiagnosed pap smear or exclusive sexual partner should not receive the Mirena IUD.

Mirena IUD Side Effects

There have been many different reported Mirena IUD side effects by women around the country. Some of the most serious Mirena IUD side effects may include: severe cramps and pelvic pain, heavy or long-lasting vaginal bleeding, unusual vaginal discharge, pale skin, easy bruising, fever, chills, sudden numbness or weakness, severe headaches, or jaundice.

Doctors recommend seeking immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following Mirena IUD symptoms which could be a sign of an allergic reaction to the hormone levonorgestrel: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat.

  • Some of the more commonly described side effects of Mirena include:
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Changes in periods
  • Tired/dizziness sensation
  • Headache

Mirena IUD Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered from spontaneous migration of a Mirena IUD after implantation, they may be entitled to financial compensation through a Mirena IUD lawsuit. Mirena IUD cases may range widely in severity. In the most common cases, the Mirena IUD perforates the uterus and is embedded in the omentum which requires a laparoscopy under general anesthesia to remove.

Call today if you believe you have grounds for a Mirena IUD lawsuit against the manufacturers of these products. Millions of women across the country are currently using the device and thousands have reported severe and uncomfortable adverse effects caused by the Mirena IUD. The makers of the device warned about certain side effects and about perforation, but only perforation which happens during the surgery, as a result of improper insertion. They did not warn that a properly placed Mirena IUD may shift over time and cause severe Mirena IUD complications. For that reason, if you have experienced Mirena IUD complications after undergoing a successful insertion, you should call today to speak with a Mirena IUD lawyer to discuss your potential Mirena IUD Lawsuit.

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