The Mirena is an intrauterine device, also known as IUD, that is inserted into the uterus by a health professional to provide birth control continuously. This device is a small T-shaped plastic piece that consists of a type of progestogen. This hormone is directly released into the uterus with only a small amount being absorbed throughout the rest of the body. The makers of Mirena suggest it prevents pregnancy by preventing the fertilization of an egg and/or also thinning the lining within the uterus. Unfortunately, the intrauterine device placement doesn’t always guarantee that the device will stay in the correct position it is meant to be in, and several women have suffered painful consequences due to the migration of the device outside of the uterus.
Side Effects Associated With The Mirena IUD
Even though numerous women have reported side effects to include irregular menstrual patterns, ovarian cysts, and pelvic inflammatory disease, several other side effects have forced the IUD to be removed.
Common side effects of the intrauterine device that have forced removal include the following:
- Migration of the IUD outside of the uterus. If the IUD punctures through the uterine wall without being detected, it could migrate through the intraabdominal cavity perforating the intestines and causing abscesses of the viscera and intestinal obstructions.
- Uterine wall perforation when the IUD embeds itself within the wall of the uterus. This could result in infection and long term scarring and damage. If this happens, the device has to be found and removed, possibly requiring surgery to do so.
- IUD expulsion, especially in women who have given birth or underwent an abortion.
- Infection can occur if the IUD perforates the uterine wall. If the device is moving through the cavities of the body, it can infect organs and tissues.
The Mirena IUD was made as an option for women who want a long term birth control method that is also reversible. It was intended to be used for up to five years before being removed or replaced. The Mirena is not a good option for women who have currently or has a history of the possibility of being pregnant, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, liver disease, postpartum endometriosis, prone to infections, or breast, uterine or cervix cancer. Unfortunately, the possible side effects with the Mirena was not completely warned to women who have these such conditions. If the Mirena IUD has caused you serious health problems, you should speak with Oklahoma Mirena IUD attorneys
If you or a loved one has experienced complications after using the Mirena IUD, contact Oklahoma Attorney Group today. Our affiliated Oklahoma Mirena IUD attorneys can determine if you have a valid case in seeking monetary compensation to help cover costs of your injuries due to a defective medical device.