At the Mirena IUD Helpline we are always seeking information to share. Mirena IUD victims call us daily with sad stories about how the Mirena IUD ruined their lives. We found this on a site called fertility gal and wouls like to share it with our readers. The Mirena IUD has some very severe complications and Mirena IUD lawyers are filing lawsuits. There has been 1000′s of adverse incident reports submitted to the FDA and an MDL consolidated Mirena IUD class action is in the beginning stages.
Mirena IUD Stories
So if you have had any bad experiences with Mirena please let us know,it will help others with their problems, hopefully. I just wish I never got Mirena and my advice is DONT its not Worth the risk,if the Doctors had of told me about the BAD side effects I would NEVER of had it put in. Sorry about going on so long, Good Luck to you all,
I had the Mirena IUD inserted in Feb. 2007. It was a very painful experience and I cramped and bled for several weeks after the insertion, which I was told, was completely normal (yeah right). For months I would have pains and cramping and irregular bleeding, all of which was supposed to be normal.
On or around December 17, 2007 I was having terrible pain that would not stop, I became nausaus and I starting vomiting uncontrollably. I told my husband that something was wrong and that I needed to go to the hospital, but before he could get my kids ready and in the car, I was on the floor in pain. The worst pain of my life (and I have given birth twice). My husband called the ambulance and I was rushed to the hospital. When I arrived at the hospital we still did not know what was wrong but they thought I has a stomach virus or a ruptured appendix. They completed an MRI and found that the MIRENA was lodged in my fallopian tube and I needed emergency surgery to have it removed. The MIRENA IUD has hormones in it and that was probably the cause of my pain and nausea. The hospital I was in was over-booked with surgeries and my doctor (who inserted the MIRENA) was unable to come to the hospital to perform the surgery, so I had to just wait in pain and agony. A colleague of my doctor’s performed the surgery the next day to have the MIRENA removed. At the time, I had lost my medical benefits, due to a layoff, so now I am now stuck with a stack of medical bills.
This was a terrible experience and I want a lawsuit filed against Bayer. They do not tell you all of the terrible side effects and I feel they lie about the risk being less than .1. This company is terrible and I have called them and made a complaint. Now that I have told people my story it seems that everyone knows that IUD’s are dangerous and that is why they were taken off the market before. Somthing needs to be done NOW before more women fall victim of the dangers of this product. (www.lawcash.com/complaint/732/mirena-iud-complaint.asp)
What are the possible side effects of using Mirena?
The following are serious but uncommon side effects of Mirena:
• Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Some IUD users get a
serious pelvic infection called pelvic inflammatory disease. PID
is usually sexually transmitted. You have a higher chance of getting
PID if you or your partner have sex with other partners. PID
can cause serious problems such as infertility, ectopic pregnancy
or constant pelvic pain. PID is usually treated with antibiotics.
More serious cases of PID may require surgery. A hysterectomy
(removal of the uterus) is sometimes needed. In rare cases,
infections that start as PID can even cause death.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of
these signs of PID: long-lasting or heavy bleeding, unusual
vaginal discharge, low abdominal (stomach area) pain, painful
sex, chills, or fever.
• Life-threatening infection. Life-threatening infection can occur
within the first few days after Mirena is placed. Call your
healthcare provider if you develop severe pain within a few
hours after placement.
• Embedment. Mirena may adhere to the uterine wall. This is
called embedment. If embedment occurs, Mirena may no
longer prevent pregnancy and you may need surgery to have
• Perforation. Mirena may go through the uterus. This is called
perforation. If your uterus is perforated, Mirena may no longer
prevent pregnancy. It may move outside the uterus and can
cause internal scarring, infection, or damage to other organs,
and you may need surgery to have Mirena removed.
Common side effects of Mirena include:
• Discomfort during placement. Dizziness, faintness, bleeding
or cramping may occur during placement. This is common. Let
your healthcare provider know if the cramping is severe.
• Expulsion. Mirena may come out by itself. This is called expulsion.
You may become pregnant if Mirena comes out. If you
notice that Mirena has come out, use a backup birth control
method like condoms and call your healthcare provider.
• Missed menstrual periods. About 2 out of 10 women stop
having periods after 1 year of Mirena use. The periods come
back when Mirena is removed. If you do not have a period for
6 weeks during Mirena use, contact your healthcare provider.
• Changes in bleeding. You may have bleeding and spotting
between menstrual periods, especially during the first 3 to 6
months. Sometimes the bleeding is heavier than usual at first.
However, the bleeding usually becomes lighter than usual and
may be irregular. Call your healthcare provider if the bleeding
remains heavier than usual or if the bleeding becomes heavy
after it has been light for a while.
• Cyst on the ovary. Approximately 12% (12 out of 100) of
women using Mirena develop a cyst on the ovary. These cysts
usually disappear on their own in a month or two. However,
cysts can cause pain and sometimes cysts will need surgery.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects with Mirena.
For more information, ask your healthcare provider.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may
report side effects to the manufacturer at 1-888-842-2937, or
FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
(http://berlex.bayerhealthcare.com/html/products/pi/mirena_patient_insert.pdf?C=&c=) THIS IS THE COMPANY’S WEBSITE – BAYER
If you have had Mirena IUD complications please share it on the Mirena IUD Helpline comments section.
The Mirena IUD Helpline has a goal.It is to reach all women with a uterine perforation to be part of the Multi District litigation class action. WE must seek justice against manufacturers that target women with a goal toward profits and not appropriate warnings.