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What is Mirena?

Mirena is an intrauterine device commonly known as an IUD. The device is inserted by a health professional into the uterus to provide continuous birth control. The device is a small T-shaped piece of plastic which contains a type of progestogen. The hormone is released directly into the uterus with very little being absorbed into the rest of the body.

Although the makers of Mirena do not provide a single explanation of how Mirena may work, they suggest it prevents pregnancy most likely by preventing an egg to be fertilized and/or thinning the lining of the uterus. Unfortunately, the placement of the IUD doesn’t always mean the device will stay in the position it is intended for, and many women have suffered terrible consequences from the migration of this device out of the uterus.

If you or a loved one have experienced adverse side effects from Mirena IUD, please contact Doyle today.

 

Mirena IUD Side Effects

Although many women report side effects including ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual patterns and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), many other side effects force removal of the IUD.

Side effects of the IUD that force removal include the following:

 

  • Perforation and/or embedment of the uterine wall- occurs when the device punctures or embeds itself in the uterus wall. This may lead to infection, long-term damage and scarring. If this occurs, the device must be located and removed. Surgery may be required.

  • IUD migration to outside the uterus- If the device has perforated the uterine wall and not been detected, there is the possibility of the device migrating through the intraabdominal cavity causing intestinal perforations, intestinal obstructions, abscesses and erosion of adjacent viscera.

  • Expulsion of the IUD-Patients who have recently given birth or had an abortion are at risk for IUD expulsion. This occurs in 5% of patients.

  • Infection- If a device has perforated the uterine wall, an infection may occur. Undetected, the device may move through body cavities and infect tissue and organs.

  • Other complications resulting in surgery to remove Mirena IUD

If you feel Mirena IUD caused you or a loved one serious health problems, please contact Doyle to have your case evaluated.

 

Who is a candidate for Mirena?

Although there is no formula for perfect Mirena candidates, the IUD is designed for women who want a long-term, reversible birth control option. The IUD is designed to be inserted for five years.

Any woman who currently has or has a history of the following is not a candidate for Mirena:

  • Pregnancy or suspicion of pregnancy

  • Fibroids

  • Acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • Postpartum endometrosis

  • Liver disease or tumor

  • Breast cancer

  • Can get infections easily

  • Cancer of the uterus or cervix

Unfortunately, the manufacturer of Mirena has not fully and appropriately warned women with these conditions and others about the potential side effects of the device.

The experienced attorneys at Doyle can help if Mirena has caused severe health problems. Call us today.