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.
Lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer accepting new cases for Mirena IUD infections. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.
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 was pursued through Mirena infection lawsuits by women throughout the United States. New cases are no longer being accepted.
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
- 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. are no longer reviewing additional cases for infections caused by the Mirena IUD. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.