What Are Signs Mirena IUD Moved Out of Place or Migrated?
An alarming number of women have reported experiencing problems with Mirena birth control, which are often first noticed when they discover that the intra-uterine device (IUD) has moved out of place and that they can not locate the Mirena IUD strings.
This may be a sign of serious complications where a displaced Mirena IUD has migrated and punctured the uterus. In some cases the Mirena IUD has traveled into the abdominal cavity, where it may perforate other organs and cause infections. Immediate medical appointment should be scheduled to locate the Mirena IUD.
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for women who have had their Mirena IUD go missing, as it appears that Bayer Healthcare failed to provide adequate warnings about the risk of displacement and migration of the birth control implant, instead providing misleading information that exaggerated the benefits provided and minimized any potential side effects of Mirena IUD birth control.
Signs Mirena IUD Moved Out of Place
Have You or a Loved One Suffered Injury when a Mirena IUD Moved Out of Place?
Although a displaced Mirena IUD may cause severe internal injury, many women may be unaware that the device has moved out of position until damage has already been done. That is why medical professionals recommend follow up examinations shortly after implant to confirm the correct position of the Mirena IUD and women should be encouraged to check the guide strings.
When the Mirena IUD is implanted, guide strings are left protruding through the cervix and leading back to the Mirena, allowing health care professionals to easily find it and remove the IUD when it is time to come out.
The presence of the strings is one sign that the Mirena is in the correct position. If the strings cannot be found, it is possible that the Mirena has moved out of position and may have punctured the uterus or other organs.
Other signs that the Mirena has become displaced may include:
- Severe Abdominal Pain
- Unusual Bleeding
- Unexplained Infection
Women who suspect the Mirena has migrated or who are having complications that may be linked to the Mirena should see a health care professional and ask for some form of imaging scan to confirm the Mirena’s position.
In a number of cases, doctors have looked for the Mirena but could not find it, even with imaging scans. This is usually because they look where the Mirena should be, and it has moved so far that they cannot easily locate it.
If the Mirena IUD pierced the uterine wall, it could have traveled to anywhere in the woman’s abdominal cavity. This may result in severe damage and in many cases this results in the need for surgical removal of Mirena IUD.
MIRENA DISPLACEMENT AND MIGRATION LAWYERS
Financial compensation may be available through a a Mirena injury lawsuit for women experiencing complications caused by the movement or displacement of the IUD.
As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of the Mirena IUD moving out of place, women and the medical community were not fully aware of this potential side effect and the importance of monitoring the placement of Mirena.
If women were provided better information about the warning signs of Mirena movement, many severe and debilitating injuries could have been avoided by detecting the problems earlier.
The Mirena migration lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for women throughout the United States and free consultations and claim evaluations are available for individuals who have required medical treatment to locate a moved Mirena IUD or surgery to remove the birth control device.