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Mirena IUD Infection Lawsuit

Question:

What are Symptoms of Infection from Mirena IUD Birth Control?

ANSWER:

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.

CONTACT OUR LAWYERS ABOUT A MIRENA IUD INFECTION INJURY

UPDATED: June 11th, 2014 by Austin Kirk

13 Comments Add Your Comments

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

  10. 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.

  11. I JUST RECENTLY HAD IUD PLAVED IN ABOUT A WEEK AGO AND ALREADY HAVE BV IM NOT HAPPY

  12. 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. 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

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