What are Symptoms of Infection from Mirena IUD Birth Control?


The Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) is a form of birth control that is inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy for up to five years. However, a number of women have suffered severe infections from Mirena side effects, potentially arising months or even years after the device is implanted if the IUD perforates the uterine wall and migrates outside the uterus.

While there there is a known infection risk of associated with insertion of the Mirena IUD, it appears that Bayer Healthcare failed to provide women with adequate warning about the potential risk of other infections that may result from Mirena complications long after the device is in place. As a result, financial compensation may be available through a Mirena infection lawsuit and the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for women throughout the United States who have experienced symptoms of an infection or other health problems.

Mirena IUD Infection Symptoms

Insertion of the Mirena IUD has been associated with a known risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which usually will happen within the first 21 days after insertion. However, a number of women have developed Mirena IUD infections months or even years after the device was implanted due to complications associated with the IUD perforating the uterus or migrating to other areas of the body.

If the Mirena IUD moves from the intended position and migrates through the uterine wall, infection is likely to set in if the condition is not promptly diagnosed.

As a result of Bayer failing to provide warnings about the risk of this problem, many women do not discover that the IUD strings are missing or that the device has migrated until they start to develop signs of an infection.

Potential symptoms of a Mirena IUD infection may include:

  • Abnormally Late Menstrual Period
  • Abnormal Vaginal Discharge
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Missing IUD String
  • Painful Sexual Intercourse

Bacterial vaginosis has been found to develop among users of Mirena IUD, which involves an imbalance of good and harmful bacteria in the vagina. Women with IUDs are one of the groups most commonly found to develop bacterial vaginosis infections, which often results in the need to remove the Mirena IUD. The infection is often treated with antibiotics, but that is no guarantee that the infection will not come back.

Mirena Infection Class Action Lawyers

The Mirena IUD lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are pursuing a claim for themselves or a loved one who experienced severe problems that may have been caused by the Mirena IUD. All cases are evaluated by our law firm on an individual basis, and given the time and attention necessary to ensure that our clients maximize their recovery.

To review a potential case and determine if financial compensation may be available, request a free consultation or claim evaluation. All cases are handled by our Mirena attorneys on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no out-of-pocket expenses unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential case for you or your family, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.


Austin Kirk
Last Updated February 7th, 2013


  1. Tanya R April 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I had the Mirena IUD in 2007 and I had it for about 9 months. Intercourse was extremely painful and my husband always told me he could feel the device. When it was time for my menstrual cycle that too was horribly uncomfortable. Cramps were unbearable and my cycle was very irregular. I finally went to the Dr and when he removed it he said I had developed vaginosis and that it would heal on its own. Almost immediately after the device was removed I felt a whole lot better but those 9 months were hell.

  2. Emma August 2, 2014 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I had the coil in for about two years, at first it was great as I had no periods, but I found sex painful, I would bleed afterwards, I have also had constant water infections and BV, I have visited my GP on numerous occasions where I am on antibiotics nearly every other week. I have terrible bloated ness and pains down my left arm, the BV is constant and is causing a strain on my marriage as the smell is like gone off fish! The doctors don’t seem to do anything and say it’s normal with a coil?… I have bad cramps and I can’t wait to get this taken out. Plus I’ve put a stone in weight on and mood swings are very odd happy then in tears….I’m def coming back as a man in my next life…….

  3. Tiana October 18, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I’ve had the mirena iud for 2 years now. At first it was the best thing that ever happened to me.. My periods were fewer but much more painful than prior to having the iud. The first year, I had no complaints except that my iud would hurt the tip of my mans penis.. That of course became problematic after a while. I eventually stopped having a period regularly and instead it would come 3-4 months apart . I loved not having a period but I constantly worried about whether or not my body was cleaning itself out with not having a period so often. Year 2 was totally different. I was getting bv everytime my man and I would have sex. I’d have to wait a week in between each time we had sex due to the 7 day treatment. I would get bv almost 2-3 times a month. I always freaked out because the smell is so horrible. Self conscious about the smell so I couldn’t have sex with my man because I noticed that when I did, the smell would become worse. I went to the doctors so frequently and they kept telling me that it was something that I was doing.. I’m 25 years old, I take very well care if myself especially in that area. All the years prior to bv, I’d never had bv. In fact, I had no idea what it was until it kept reoccurring.. I removed the iud and I haven’t had bv ever since.

  4. Heidi October 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I’ve had my device Iin for about 9months….and recently I’ve been out of work for weeks due to fevers and chills (flu like symptoms) I went to the dr and was told I had the flu….but recently I have had these symptoms again!! I’m about to schedule an appointment with my dr!!! I like the idea of the device but these side effects are ridiculous!!

  5. Sonia November 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I LOVE the IUD! This is my 3rd time having it. I get it changed out every 5yrs. I dont get my period only bad thing is the BV. But, my Doc presecribes the prescription for it & it goes away. This is the only birth control method that has worked for us. My husband likes it i like it. I have gotten pregnant using other birth controls. Can’t use the Depo shot, my body did not take it well. This is the best thing for me.

  6. Debbie November 16, 2014 at 6:08 am - Reply

    I had mirena inserted after having my daughter in January
    This year because my bleeding never stopped I have just come out of hospital to which my local gp thought that I had appendicitis as my cramps were that bad I got sent to the hospital straight away I went through a lot of testing and a painful ct scan just to find out that I had caught a infection from the mirena I also had to transfer hospitals because the hospital I went to couldn’t remove it went to the women’s where I had to b on three lots of antibiotics via the drip I have just come out of hospital yesterday and I’m still on antibiotics two diffident ones and something for the nausea I have been sick as a dog while on it it did nothing to stop my bleeding and it’s made me feel even worse since it’s been removed the drs had to put in implanon in and have to go back to hospital again in a couple of weeks to have a procedure I think that mirena sucks and I would never say otherwise

  7. tracy November 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I have IUD inside me for two year and now am getting sharp pain in my pelvic where IUD is located what should I do I’ve been complaining to the doctor about it and they gave me appointment till December 9 to remove it but I’m in bad pain I can not take the pain

  8. Elizabeth November 21, 2014 at 8:22 am - Reply

    I had the IUD inserted this April 2014 and everything was great until recently. I notice that having intercourse was painful and also spotting right after. About 2 weeks now I was having really bad cramps that I couldnt handle. Made an appt to the obgyn and was checked, IUD is still in place but apparently now I have an infection in my uterus. Was soo mad because my doc was asking me if i have multiple partners. Because most people get infection in the uterus due to std’s. Reaslly i was tested before IUD insertion and it was negative obviously. Now on two antibiotics and not doing well. Glad that I started looking up online to see if anyone has had an infection in the uterus due to the IUD.

  9. Dell December 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Having flu like symptoms. Pain in back and legs. Sciatica all day. Chills. Sweats. Headache.

  10. Chloe December 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I had the mirena iud put in at my drs request. The first two months were extremely uncomfortable and painful. I had a bv infection for over a month. I had to take 3 different kinds of antibiotics and yeast infection pills to cure it. It’s been a month now and the bv has returned. I want to get this iud out but when I talk to drs they suggest that i wait. I never had bc prior to having the iud inserted.

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  12. Carmen December 11, 2014 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I had the mirena iud placed July 22nd 2014 and removed November 3rd 2014. I bled the entire time and had serious cramps, nausea, vomiting, and foul odor no matter what I did. My PCP thought it was an infection in my intestines. I made several visits to the OBGYN whom placed the Mirena and several phone calls because I felt like something was wrong. He did an ultrasound and said it was still placed where it should be. Although I had more cysts than I had to start with. I made an appointment and told them to take it out, I was not happy with how it made me feel. I changed my OBGYN December 8th and the very first visit she said the Mirena had caused an infection inside my uterus. She has had an ultrasound done as well and I am awaiting the results. In the meantime I am on 1000mg antibiotics for 5 days. This was not the best decision for birth control for me however, the reason for having it placed was to help with the cyst problem to prevent the need for surgery.

  13. tina p December 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I’ve had the Mirena for 6 wks. I already have an infection. My Dr. Put me on Flagyl for 7 days. I’m hoping the med works because the odor is awful !! I’ve had unbearable pain since I’ve gotten Mirena. Honestly, I wouldn’t refer Mirena to anyone. The only good thing I can say thus far is the decrease of my menstrual flow

  14. Dorothy January 3, 2015 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Since the removal of the mirena I have had several complications such has pid, recurring bv and now have found out I have h pylori systoms also of ms.I believe all due to having the iud .All my organs are sore and my health has declined .

  15. DeeDee January 5, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Wow! I’m so glad I read these comments as we all have something or other on common when it comes to the side effects of the Mirena iud. The first time I had the Mirena inserted I had no problems for 5 years. However During THIS 5 Years I was not sexual active. Then the 2nd insertion I began a relationship about the 2nd year and began to get BV and yeast infections. When I asked to have it removed my doctor insisted that I try “at home” remedies such as inserting boric acid tabs, using Refresh PH, etc. But the infections continued. My 3rd Mirena was inserted just last May 2013. Since I chose to take a break from intimacy with my boyfriend of 4 years, I did not get any infections but bled everyday for almost a month. Again when I decided to get the device removed, my doctor talked me out of it. We’ll since Valentines night 2014, I’ve been battling infections and am totally fed up! It’s coming out asap! I can’t take this anymore. I’m depressed, can’t lose weight, and irritable as hell!

  16. Amy January 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    My GYN recommended Mirena, he swore up and down on it at my 6 week post-partum check up visit. From day one, until 16 months after I had it FINALLY removed, I had to wear a pantyliner, the worst, most embarrassing, foul discharge. It put a damper on my marriage. I had excruciating hip pain, I had sciatic pain that was completely unexplainable. I gained 40 lbs AFTER my daughter was born. Totally weird, odd left field things going on with my body that all began once I got my Mirena inserted…and stopped when I had my Mirena FINALLY taken out. I wish I had researched it and put two and two together and figured out what it was long before I let it take what it took from me though. But, now I can finally be the wife and mom my daughter and husband deserve.

  17. Sonja January 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve had Mirena for about 4 years now. I don’t get pain with sex really, but I seem to bleed during sex often, but I also think it’s related to the size of the man. I was fine with my first boyfriend when I got the Mirenat, but with the last one, I have had BV almost constantly. I’m not positive if it’s related to the Mirena, but I’ve had to do the Metrogel for 5 days so many times…then always end up with a yeast infection and have to treat for that afterwards TOO. That’s almost 2 weeks of NO SEX without a condom. It’s definitely caused issues with our sex life and we can’t enjoy each other like we want to. The odor is horrible. I think we may pass the infection back and forth to each other though, even though his doctors say that men don’t get it. My GYN says yes, they do. Get your man treated!

    I’m having it removed soon and having my tubes tied. It sure will be nice to find out if the constant recurring infections finally are GONE after that.

  18. che February 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I got the mirena after terminating a pregnancy & it hurt for like a month or two really bad cramps i never felt my strings havent been to the doc yet but the pain has subside but i still feel oain during intercourse i m thinking about getting a tubal ligation

  19. Jessica March 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I am now on this. It’s a recent thing, and have had very long periods lasting up to 3 weeks than I stopped, than started back after a few days. I had my first child so I went on it to prevent getting pregnant again, but I have been having pain, and what looks to be a mucus plug (Blood, brown stuff and all) coming out. Mega gross I know sorry for the detail. I am not sure if that’s normal after the first child but many have told me no. I have made an appointment to get it taken out but due to bad snowy weather have had to reschedule and can not get to the hospital because roads have been mega bad.

  20. tara March 11, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    I had the Mirena for 3 years and I was getting bladder infections a lot and really bad stomach cramps so I went to Dr and I got the Mirena removed and the Dr told me that the Mirena caused and infection in the uterus so they put me on antibiotics and it went away. Me and my boyfriend are now trying to have a baby and I can’t get pregnant.. the Mirena or the infection that it caused couldn’t have made me infertile ?

  21. Erikia March 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    I had the Mirena IUD for 5 years and loved it…but had cramps and migraines all the time but I loved the fact I didn’t have a cycle and I didn’t have to keep up with taking pills every day. So when my 5 year mark hit I opted to get it replaced with another Mirena. On February 24th of this year I had my IUD replaced and problems started immediately. All I did was sleep as soon as I got home and the following day I had cramps bit I thought it was normal for just getting an IUD inserted. On the 26th of February I was still fatigued and cramping but the pain had now spread to my lower back and a low grade fever started. On Friday February 27th I was in agonizing pain while at work when I got home from work that evening I was running a Temp a ture of 103. I contacted the Doctor that inserted the IUD and was told to go to the ER. They removed my IUD that night and said that I had an infection from the IUD Streptococcus A grew on the IUD when they cultured it. As of today March 15 I am still battling the infection. My Dr that did the IUD insertion has not once did a recheck, when I contacted their office once I finished my 2nd antibiotic they didn’t seem worried and basically said I had a follow up for my IUD insertion on the 24th so I could address it then. Luckily I couldn’t stand the pain yesterday and went back to the ER to find out that the meds I was on did not touch the infection and the infection had gotten worse. So 3 weeks later I am still dealing with issues due to the Mirena. I may lose my ability to have children and I missed almost 2 weeks of work due to this. Every one I know that is considering this product beware they tell you it may cause infections but they don’t tell you how extreme and how long it can last. I was NEVER prepared for this…and it’s a continuing battle.

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