How Long Will It Take to Settle Mirena Injury Cases?



The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. represent individuals throughout the United States who are pursuing a Mirena injury case over complications caused by the Intrauterine Device (IUD), which may result in a dangerous build up of fluid pressure on the brain, known as pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) or intracranial hypertension (IH).

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Thousands of women previously pursued cases against Bayer for failing to warn about the risk of perforations or migrations associated with the Mirena IUD. Bayer has agreed to settle certain Mirena lawsuits involving those injuries, but has refused to negotiation a resolution for the PTC/IH cases/

Bayer has indicated that it expects to fight the pseudotumor cerebri litigation. While our lawyers expect that the pharmaceutical company will eventually have to begin settling Mirena lawsuits, the process is likely to be a lengthy one and it is likely that several “bellwether” Mirena PTC/IH trials will be held to gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the cases.

Process to Begin Settling Mirena Cases

It is common in complex pharmaceutical litigation that the courts will consolidate or centralize all lawsuits to coordinate the discovery and pretrial proceedings for the Mirena injury cases. In early 2017, a Mirena MDL was established in the federal court system for all claims involving women diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri or intracranial hypertension.

As part of these coordinated proceedings, a small number of Mirena cases are being prepared for early trial dates, known as “bellwether” trials. Depositions and case-specific discovery in these Mirena suits, as well as the outcomes of early jury trials, are designed to help the parties gauge the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and to promote negotiations to settle Mirena cases.

Following pre-trial proceedings and any early bellwether trials, if a large number of Mirena settlements are not reached, then each case may be remanded back to the courts where they were originally filed for an individual trial date.

Factors Considered in Mirena IUD Injury Settlement Negotiations

Any negotiations to reach Mirena PTC/IH settlements will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each case. If a lawsuit proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury from the Mirena IUD.

Some of the common factors that a jury may consider include:

  • The extent and duration of the Mirena injury suffered from the IUD;
  • The effect that the Mirena birth control injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff;
  • The pain, suffering and mental anguish caused by the Mirena injury in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
  • The amount of any past or future medical expenses caused by the side effects of Mirena IUD;
  • Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity.

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for women who have experienced problems and complications, to help evaluate whether financial compensation may be available through a Mirena settlement.

Although it appears that Bayer knew or should have known for years about the risk of women suffering a severe and debilitating injury with Mirena, the company failed to research the risks or warn that users may face complications linked to Mirena IUD migration.

As a result of the drug maker’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety, our lawyers believe that Bayer will be required to pay substantial compensation to settle Mirena lawsuits filed on behalf of women throughout the country.

To review a potential claim with our Mirena attorneys for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated June 14, 2018

44 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • RYAN says:

    I have suffered damage to my Sciatic never due to IUD insertion

    Posted on March 18, 2013 at 9:41 am

  • Rhonda says:

    Mirena caused two pulmonary embolisms. Hemotologist confirmed.

    Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

  • Alexis says:

    Mirena IUD gave me golf size blood clots in my uterus and I was constantly bleeding heavy for 3 days. Was hospitalized.

    Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  • kaylah says:


    Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  • kaylah says:

    Sorry for all the misspelled words I was typing fast and on top of it auto correct did not put what I meant in.. in my last paragraph I meant I have been trying to get pregnant with absolutely no luck and at the begining where it said outs modem or whatever I mean mirena not sure what happened I Apollogize for the confusion

    Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  • julee says:

    I also had the mirena incerted after I had my son in 2008 it was placed correct and about 6 months after I became sick and in extreme pain.went to the er for them to tell me they didn’t see anything wrong. I was sent home. With continued pain and naseua I continued to go back to the er which brought me nothing. At one appointment one dr found a “forign” object in my uterus I told him its possibly the mirena they informed me it was not normal bt did nothing about this object. I was told I was crazy because I was told the mirena fell out. Well after losing 130 pounds from october to february I became in severe pain again, so went back to er where they found my mirena in my lower left abdomen. Surgery to remove it immediately I didn’t feel so crazy I knew it was lost in me. What’s worse I had 2 ectopic pregnancys that caused me depression and illness. Yea I have a list of problems reguarding this product!

    Posted on June 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • sandy says:

    I had IUD put in after my second child was born and it also peferated my uterus and In the mist of all this I became pregnant and had to have a abortion . My doctor thought she could remove the IUD when performing the abortion although that wast the case she couldnt I had to go into emergency surgury the following morning after haveing the abortion and have laproscopy surgury to remove it threw my bellybutton .
    A bout a year and a half later I ended up with a ambilical hernia which i am now waiting a surgury date to have it fixed. This has caused me to become very self cautious of my stomach and my clothes don’t fit correctly because of the hernia . I feel that it directly caused from the IUD that I was told was the best kind of birth control that you didmt have to do anything for 10 years . WRONG IT HAS CAUSED ME STRESS EMBARRESMENT AND ALSO BE SCARED FOR LIFE . i feel there should be compensation from the companys negliegence promoting this horrible product .

    Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  • stivi says:

    I had the IUD placed after my 3rd child in Jan 2009. I went an entire year then in Jan 2010 almost a year to date i stopped my period and i had a period the entire time i had the IUD i got pregnant with it in. I had to under go surgery to have it removed. While i was pregnant. I have a 3 year old daughter now. And i got fixed after i had her. I had so much complications that i was hositlized so many times i cant coubt. Kidbey stones ligaments stretching i will never recommend the IUD to ANYONE EVER!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on October 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  • Andrea says:

    Do not ever get Mirena. It is nice and dandy at first, but months later- it is like it just attacks your uterus. I spontaneously started bleeding heavily- for ab 40 days…went to the doc…doc said she could not even see the string. she removed it. a week later- in ER with severe PID, SEVERE pain. A week after that- psych ward for 2 weeks. My life will never be the same. My periods are absolutely painful…sex is painful. These people are idiots and bayer needs to stick to only aspirin..

    Posted on December 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  • Angie says:

    I had the mirena placed as my main source of bc shortly after I got married. I was begging to have it removed within 6 months due to abdominal pain for 6 months. It was then removed. The pain was ongoing and I was told it was all in my head. I was given percocet for over a year for the pain ” that was in my head”. I was then admitted for the rupture of a very large ovarian cyst, upon first am, I was again told it was in my head until they did a vaginal ultrasound. About a year later, and continued pain every single day of my life since the mirena was first implanted, my Dr. finally did a diagnostic laproscopic procedure. At this time, he had to do emergency adhediolysis due to severe adhesions that had mysteriously formed. 8 years and I have had pain every day, and ongoing dependence on pain medication to control the pain, and scar tissue blocking my fallopian tubes which seems to be the reason I have yet been able to conceive a child for which we have been trying for nearly 6 years. I was perfectly healthy before receiving the mirena. And now, I am on an antidepressant, have had to learn to deal with the pain on a daily basis, have had to deal with infertility, have had new marital challenges as a result of this infertility and the pain I complain about, sex is painful resulting in additional marital issues, which then results in further depression, I have lost my business and career due to the pain, and frankly…..I blame the mirena for turning my life upside down. Thanks. Wish I would have known what was about to happen to my life before I was convinced that this device was a safe alternative to bc pills. That was certainly not the case.

    Posted on December 9, 2013 at 12:56 am

  • chelsea says:

    I was told lts all in my head and i was talked out of it having to want it removed they talked me out of having it removed bad i moved to gordo al and i couldn’t feel my strings no more. So i set up an the healthdeprtment for me to get it removed instead of.having it removed i was told she wasn’t able to locate the strings or the mirena and they refered me to the hospital for a ultrasound foe location. They ended telling me that they couldn’t remove it due to the location once they received the report from the ultrasound and they didn’t discuss the report with me so i requested the report from .the hospital lady was happy.and nice and she mailed me two copies of my report. Once again i was sent to another doctor to see if he could remove it and that was a waste of time all he did was read my report to tell me its in my uterus wall it migrated from original location. And i have cysts in both of my ovarys he was ble

    Posted on December 15, 2013 at 1:31 am

  • chelsea says:

    My mirena i had it for three years can’t bele this has happened they need to take it off the market.i would never suggest it. I have nausea and fainting and dizziness and weight gain and back pain and abdomen pain irregular bleeding and it migrated into my uterus wall and expulision and gained 25 pounds omg. And have ovarian cysts in both of my ovarys. I go to another doctor Dec 26 2013 for an ultrasound so he can attempt to remove it with an instrument omg they said its going to be very painful to make sure i take some pain medicaine. If there not able to remove it this way the only other option us to undergo surgery omg. Im so scared. I hope there able to remove it with an instrument with they are doing the ultra sound he has to locate the location and stick the instrument in me and he said he has tograsp onto the strings and pull it out and if it dont work i have to undergo surgery to have it removed omg. Rethink to all to you that re thinking about getting this rethink. Doint it can get losted and migar

    Posted on December 15, 2013 at 1:47 am

  • Maribel says:

    I had my IUD implanted in January of 2009 after I had my son in November of 2008. At age of 19. Six months after I was diagnosed with PID after having extreme pelvic/abdominal pain with Nausea. In December 2010 I had an abnormal Pap Smear and with alot of pain I couldn’t wait for my follow up appointment. So I went to ER and after CT Scans, they said I had a huge cyst on my right ovary the size of a,golf ball. And when I went to my follow up appt, my OB/GYN said that the IUD caused the cyst and PID and tried to remove the IUD, but it wasn’t in place where it was implanted so my Dr said. Since I’m in Pain, he was going to Surgically Drain the Cyst and remove the IUD thru Surgery. The surgery took place 3days after and the cyst was from the size of a golf ball to the size of a grapefruit. But through out 2011 I still had pelvic pain and kept being diagnosed with PID.. I was even hospitalized for hemorrhaging for 3 months.. In 2012.. I went to get a second opinion abt the pain I had.. The new Dr. Did a Hysterscopy, a DNC and a Laparoscopic Diagnostic around the Uterus to see what was causing the pain. And said I had alot of scar tissue inside the uterus, caused by the IUD. I was diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain. And infertility. I was even flagged by the DEA for the Narcotic Pain Killers I was on BC it was contracting labor pains I would feel. And had a lot of prescriptions out for the medications. In 2013 I kept having more pain. And I had cervicitis. And more frequent visits to ER for pain. On a scale from 1-10 my pain level was always between 7-8. In June of 2013 I was found with uterine fibroids size of almonds growing and multiplying inside my uterus and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrom) and the pain was increasing. Then my GYN put me on the depo shot to calm the pain and heavy bleeding. But from August to December I was having abnormal bleeding. I already knew I was infertile. And I’m Dec 2013..i had to make a strong decision and had familys emotional support to have a hysterectomy at age of 24( 4weeks ago today). I always tell my friends to reconsider in getting an IUD. I know every body is different. But its better to be safe than sorry. And yes its very stressful and emotionally painful to know I can’t have the big family I wanted, but I’m happy for my little boy who is now 5. And yes, I’m also a part of the Mirena IUD Lawsuit.

    Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  • ashley says:

    Im was diagnosed with cervicitis (inflammation of cervics)a infection cause by the mirana iud.i have missed work and had to rely on family and friends to take care of kids and get them to and from all of there activities. I am normally a on the go mom with two jobs and highly active with the kids and there multiple sports. This week I have ran fever and body aches I have felt horrible until it finially sent me to the hospital after two doctors visits.

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 2:52 pm

  • Mike says:

    My ex wife became pregnant while using mirena also ran full term without any side effects.. Now I’m a dad that had 2 weeks notice. Wonder if this would be considered in the settlement?
    His 8th birthday is next week..

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

  • Brittany says:

    I had the IUD put in 6 weeks after I had my son. I was 14. The first day it was put in I told my doctor I was having cramps. She said it was normal an that it will go away. Every since then the pain has been getting worse. It made me gain weight, I was sick all the time, I because severely depressed, and I was in pain all the time. I finally got it removed two years ago. I’m now about to be 20 and the pain is still going on. It is so bad I can barely walk. I can’t carry anything heavy. I have to lay in bed for hours with a heating pad to try to ease the pain because I don’t have insurance so I can’t go to the doctor to see what’s really going on. All I know is it’s severe pain in my left pelvic side and I’m always sick. And I have periods but it is once every two months and only lasts for less than a day and it’s very light. I’m scared I may have become infertile because since I have had the IUD removed I’ve been having unprotected sex with my fiancé. Two years of inprotected sex and I still have yet to get pregnant. Anybody been through this as well? I hope not but I don’t know what to think or do.

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm

  • Cece says:

    I had the mirena put in after I had my second child. Six months later I began having extreme pelvic pain and discomfort. After multiple trips to the ER and my OB we discovered multiple cysts and other masses growing all over my ovaries inside and out and around my uterus as well as inside my uterus. Found out I had a miscarriage a month ago and on Aug. 11 2014 I had a hysterectomy due to trauma in my left ovary and cysts in and around my right ovary and my uterus and I have also been diagnosed with endometriosis. For who ever is thinking about getting the mirena IUD DONT!!!!

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  • Paulina says:

    I had Mirena IUD for 10 months I bled almost everyday I had so much pain with it so I decided to get it removed but when I did I didn’t expect to have orange size clots falling out for the last seven days and lets not talk about pain I t was so bad I had to go to the hospital.

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  • Jeremy says:

    We found out we were pregnant after 8 years with a copper iud. We were told we had twins. A doctor tried to remove the iud against my wishes. It would not come out. Our second opinion doctor said absolutely leave it in do not mess with it! Common sense to me! Well dang it we lost a baby! Only one heartbeat I am insanely upset! What a circus it has been! I never needed a lawyer before but please please please make these clowns pay!

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm

  • Reneshia says:

    I had the iud after my second child 2008 I bleed the whole 3 years I had it in I maybe had a break for a week or two out of the month my obgyn just said my period would get better but having it removed wouldn’t be good and the pain I was having wasn’t from the iud i was so depressed and stressed I wasn’t myself finally I listening to my body and has it removed in 2011 because pregnant with my son 3 months later and for 9 straight after my son mind you it was a c section and tubal I can’t hold down food had too get a Gi doctor I also have constant abdominal pain still to this day, also just learn I have cyst on my right ovary that’s causing my pain go to ob doctor in morning to have ultrasound of my ovary from stories I’ve been reading it sounds like the iud has caused my problems I never had these problems before and on top of the it’s aBayer Aspirin product right so that would explain why my gi doctor kept asking my if take aspirin because my stomach lining is so messed up beside that i now have ulcers besides cyst on my ovary severe pain, my son is now 2 and my body feels as if I’m 90 when I’m only 30 my family would tell me it’s from the iud and before I forget when I did get the iud removed it was the most painful thing I ever experience the doctor had a garbage can there just to catch the blood I bleed so much that day I left there crying my husband had no idea what to do but run too the drug store and ask the pharmacist for some over the counter pain pills I must have taking 6 just to sleep from the pain I do believe it was implanting inside my walls and he just kept pulling and pulling until it came out but I just wanna know if I would have a case… and I don’t recommend this iud for no one

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:35 am

  • Lisa says:

    I had the mirena IUD put in in 2007 after my 2nd child I had so much pain for a year I had it removed and had the worst menstrul cycles and pain afterwords bit within 4months of having it removed I became pregnant with my 3rd son. Between 8-9 weeks pregnant I woke up early on a Saturday morning early in some much pain on my right side I thought I was losing my baby went to the er and they thought it was my appendix asked if I wanted to have tests or go ahead and have surgery to remove it before it burst once they got in there my appendix was fine but they found a cyst on my right ovary the size of a large orange or grapefruit! They removed it and my appendix even though there wasn’t a problem with it which I still do not understand??? My baby survived the surgery and I decided not to work through my preganacy because I was so scared it would happen again. Then at 6months I went to get something out of the refrigerator and collapsed my heart was racing so much my whole body was shaking and my chest and head were hurting went to er and dr looked at me like I was crazy and asked why I was there? Duh I had just collapsed and felt like my heart was going to explode… all they did was a head ct and found a small dark spot on my brain which has never gotten worse but did nothing else for me. This happened several more times until after I had my son he was born 3 weeks early no health problems thank God. Since I had the cyst and the other problems my obgyn told me I shouldn’t have anymore kids and suggested I had my tubes tied which I did but really did not want to still after I was in a lot of pain again and having really heavy bleeding and menstrul cycles again and my dr suggested since my tubes were tied to have a thermal ablation done to my uterous omg the pain after that surgery was worse than childbirth… yet again wish I had not done it. Six months later and several er visits later because of chest pain I went back to the er with my chest hurting turnes out out of 7 ekgs not one dr caught the fact that I had a heart problem I had Wollf Parkinson White Syndrome and it was causing my panic attack episodes like I had had while pregnant and after and had to have surgery to have it fixed at 27yrs old… That right there is why I had my tubes tied because I thought my being pregnant was the reason for my panic attack episodes and now that I had the thermal ablation I can definitely have no more children which upsets me yes I already have 3 boys but I had wanted to try again for a baby girl. I am now depressed have actual anxiety and panic attacks and chronic pain… I love my boys but because of the IUD drs not knowing how to do their jobs I will never have that chance again… It hurts everyday knowing all of this could have been avoided if drs actually knew their jobs and how to do it…

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 1:18 am

  • Melissa says:

    My name is Melissa I also had the iud in for many years. The first year that I got it inserted I was left in so much pain in my body that I couldn’t lift my arms up over my head or even more without crying. It felt my feet arms and legs so sore that I would walk with a limp. I would get such bad headache I would be throwing up. My shoulders would be rock hard I would look like a football ball player unable to please for five years. I went to the ER several times in those five yrs. Even twice in one day for them to just tell me I’m crazy. I lost so much work missing 3 times in one week that went on for years. I tryed getting it removed 3 times and the doctors were having problems getting it out. I final got it out last year. I’m now final able to sleep. I feel that I deserve something for all the pain and lost wages I had to go through.

    Posted on December 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  • Jessica says:

    I got the Mirena IUD after my third son in April 2011. Everything was fine until December 2011 I started getting sick, puking, diarrhea, and horrible pain. I couldn’t eat or drink anything without getting sick and I could barely walk. It was horrible. I went to the hospital 5 times. At first they figure out what wad wrong but finally they told me I had developed PID which they believe was caused by the Mirena. I lost 30 pounds from not able to eat. I spent my oldest son’s birthday on my couch. I got depressed. People told me I looked nasty from being so skinny. I couldn’t play with my kids or even get up and make them something to eat or pick them up and hold them. That was the worst. I felt like a horrible mother. They finally removed it after about a month and a half. I will never recommend this to anyone and in fact I often tell other women my story and pray they listen and never to go through that.

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

  • amanda says:

    So I used to have the Mirena until I was noticing problems with it. I would have severe cramping pain, ovarian cyst, symptoms of vaginitis such as itching, discharge, frequent urination and painful intercourse. I have been tested my multiple doctors/gyno’s and all my cultures and urine samples are normal. Also after it was removed my fiancé and I did not use protection and he never pulled out and not once did I ever become pregnant, it makes me think I may be infertile. I am thinking I may have these issues from the Mirena. My problems go on.. But any ideas? Does this sound familiar to those who have had issues..

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

  • Charmaine says:

    I got the Mirena back in 2007 after I had my second child. I immediately felt discomfort so I returned to my doctor to have it removed because I felt like it wasn’t properly inserted. She refused and checked to make sure inserted properly saying give it time my body would adjust. My sex life was horrible from that moment on afterwards I would be in a lot of pain. If I wore jeans I would be in pain and when the pain starts it takes about 3 days of being very careful of what I do or wear for the pain to stop. A year slipped by me waiting for my body to adjust, I’m still in pain. One night I couldn’t take it anymore I go to the er for help all they could do was give me pain meds and send me on my way. So some time later went to a different hospital in unbarrible pain they also gave me pain meds but referred me to someone who would remove it for me. I got it removed but I am still in the same pain. I can’t run or do sit ups. I went from sex everyday to about 1or 2 times a month. I don’t go out much because pants hurt. When my cycle comes I’m in tears from the unbarrible cramping. Before Mirena I rarely ever cramp or bleed as much now I wear overnight pads all day. Mirena has completely ruined my life and something needs to be done about it. The hormones messed with my mind it caused major memory lost. I know few people who had the Mirena and we suffer from some of the same side affects. I am certain Mirena caused damages to my body I still suffer from the damages it caused.

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 5:54 am

  • Francisco says:

    My wife is currently at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. She has been through 10 surgeries so far and came close to dying when the IUD device caused her uterus to perforate and infected her other organs. I cannot begin to describe the terrible pain she has suffered throughout this whole ordeal; and it is just beginning. She has to have more surgery, therapy, and must wear a colostomy bag until they are sure that all the infection has been removed. This device should never have been marketed.

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:41 am

  • Jolene W says:

    I just had my IUD removed June 2015 after having it since August 2010. I have had major pains in my abdomen the past few months and I could not lay on my stomach or my back. I was in so much pain. I kept getting vaginitis and having discharge. I begged my doctor to please remove it. When he tried to remove it I was in so much pain he had to stop. I found out that the IUD had embedded itself into my uterine wall. It had to be surgically removed. I finally went to the doctor yesterday after getting checked and was told that my uterus was slightly tilted and a fibroid was located within my uterus. There was so much shadowing in my uterus the doctor couldn’t see if there were anymore. So now my periods are so painful I can barely walk and it feels like I am in labor plus way heavier I run through at least 25 to 30 pads a cycle. My doctor is starting me on pain medication and has to monitor me every two months to make sure the fibroid does not grow. The part that made me cry is that he told me if it get’s bigger it could be a problem with me having more children. I want more children. I have never had these issues before Mirena and I am looking into the lawsuit. I hate I ever got it.

    Posted on August 5, 2015 at 9:21 am

  • Toy says:

    I’m going through something right now dealing with the IUD. I had it surgically removed about 3 years ago they put me to sleep.I have 3 children. Had a hsg last month found out both tubes are blocked due to the IUD.It gave me scar tissue. I’m only 31.I also have pain during sex an before my period now so uncomfortable hurts so bad.Been having problems with my back a feeling I never felt before.

    Posted on November 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  • Brooke says:

    I had the Mirena put in and 2012 after the birth of my fourth child.
    Within the first month I noticed a lot of vertigo a lot of pressure and a lot of pain.
    I also was placed on special medication by my doctor for severe panic attacks. For the last year I have had discharge with a smelly odor I’ve had all my exams yearly stating that there is not any problem and everything is normal. After a lot of irregular bleeding with the IUD in I had it removed in May 2015. Since May I have been to the doctor two to three sometimes four times in one month with blood gushing out of me huge blood clots coming out of me breaking out in sweats, problems sleeping, my bleeding has not stopped its been 7 months later I just took a trip to an ER where I’ve learned that my uterus is full of liquid I am NOT pregnant I also have something growing appearing to possibly be a cyst but the doctors do not believe that’s what it is. After reading everybody’s horrible stories and this being my fourth child and I’ve never experienced this type of problems until after the Mirena I encourage everyone to do their research before putting this in your body. I hope they have to pay for every person that has encountered a health problem.

    Posted on November 8, 2015 at 10:26 pm

  • DEBORAH says:

    I also had the MIRENA ,a couple of weeks after obtaining it I started losing my hair &having some discomfort,back to the doc. I go because I wanted it out,there I was told that
    I would have to pay quit a bit of money to have it removed,hurt and upset ,I changed doctors,upon my check up with the new doctor,we found that ,I either had no string or that they cut the string to short.SCARED out of my mine, I was told that the only way to remove it was to have surgery,i cried for days,scared of what would happen to me with this thing inside of me,each year at my annual check ups, my doctor would look for the string,never found it,two weeks ago I home ,and I go to use the rest room and sharp pain shooting up through my private and I cant not urinate due to the pain,i try to stand on the be back down due to the pain,my family rush me to the ER,and there,there am in so much pain they give me morphine,the doctor says ,I think that its kidney stones,and doesn’t do a cat scan,sends me home with pain meds,for the next 24 hours am in more horrible pain and I end up back in the ER ,this time my doctor does a CAT SCAN and finds that my IUD is embedded and a portion of it was actually hanging out of my uterus,24 hours later am in surgery to have it removed,scared because I have never had to have any type of surgeries before,but knowing that I had no other choice,really scared me and my family,my family and I prayed before the took me back,i think that I went in around 12:30,and was out around 3pm,i have scares from the surgery on my stomac,but I want ever forget that pain and be so scared .My doctor told me going in that he hopes that it hasn’t attached to my intestines and if so he would have to call in a general surgeon,thank GOD that is hadn’t. I would not recommends this to any one,so much pain and suffering ,and my bills,2 trips top the ER AND THEN THE SURGERY,my GOD,i cant wait til I see those bills,but mostly I thank GOD,for getting me through this,sometimes I can still feel sharp pain here and there in my pelvis and private area,i wouldn’t recommend THE MIRENA IUD to anyone,you really don’t know what you are getting yoursel

    Posted on November 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

  • Latonya says:

    I had my son in November of 2010, six weeks later I got the mirena, May of 2011 I was in the er with sever abdominal pain and very bad odor. The Dr told me that I needed to see my ob/gyn. I then found out that my mirena had migrated and prorated my uterus and I had a very bad infection and had to be removed immediately.

    Posted on December 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

  • mary says:

    I had my daughter in 2010 and I had the iud put in I have had extreme pain in pelvic area and seve panic and anxiety attacks and for some reason last week I felt a lot of pressure as if I had to use the bathroom and when I went into the restroom my iud feel all the way down u was told at the er that I may have an infection in my cervics because it was open and they couldn’t tell how long it had been open. I have been depressed don’t really want to do much I found out a while back that I have herniated disc in my back and that I have sciatica and I don’t know why they would do to this to anyone it don’t make no sense if they knew about it why they wouldn’t warn us just so they could make money that is so sad.

    Posted on January 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  • Brooke says:

    I had the Mirena for the standard 5 years. When it was time to have it removed and another inserted, my Dr. could not get it out. We ended up having to schedule me surgery to get it out as it had migrated down so far, it was sticking out of my cervix 1/2 an inch and imbeded itself. I decided to have my tubes tied instead of going through the mess again with another Mirena. After the recovery from the surgery, my physician came to me with a specimen cup with the Mirena – that had broken into PIECES. The bad news – one piece was still stuck in me and now she recommended a HYSTERECTOMY because they couldn’t find the “floating” piece. I am now just 6 weeks past my hysterectomy…i have an incision that is not healing, scars on my stomach, and missed work, kids activities, etc because of another operation I had to have, that I wouldn’t have needed if the MIRENA hadn’t crumbled to pieces. My physician filed a complaint with Bayer, as have I, but she said she was speaking to another M.D. and the same thing happened to her patient. Another women that was having hers removed after the 5 years. I am thinking there was a bad lot of IUD’s made….

    Posted on January 19, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  • Jodi says:

    I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and the dr. Said that if i would have tried to push through the pain that i would have died. And i had an extremely large tumor on my right overy and the dr. Took my left tube out.

    Posted on January 21, 2016 at 1:22 am

  • Haley says:

    I had the mirena put in after I had my third son back in 2012. By the Spring of 2013 I had to have surgery because I had two golf size cysts on one of my ovaries. They had to remove my ovary and the tube to make sure that they were not cancerous. Thankfully they were not. I have never had cysts before the mirena and even since I took the mirena out I have had no problems. Frustrates me that I had to loose my ovary and tube because of this stupid thing. I only had it in for a year and it did that much damage.

    Posted on February 4, 2016 at 9:14 am

  • Elizabeth says:

    I had mirena inserted for the first time back in 2005 for birth control, my periods before the insertion was regular and on time. After mirena, my period was irregular, gained excessive weight and started to have high blood pressure(never had that until the mirena). In 2008, while still on mirena, I had a miscarriage, I didn’t know I was pregnant. Then I had mirena removed in 2010. After the removal, I had extremely heavy periods that lasts for 5 days. Changing pads practically every 15 minutes, losing sleep, couldn’t go outdoors, suffered weakness. That lasted until November 2010. So my doctor had another mirena inserted in me in early 2012. Same symptoms but more and worse. Fast forward to 2015, symptoms included extremely hypertension, almost died twice, thoughts of suicide, anxiety attacks, prediabetes, hair loss, pcos, gout, diverticulitis. Finally got the mirena removed after begging and pleading with doctors but still suffer from side effects.

    Posted on July 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

  • Joanne says:

    d the Mirena inserted approximately. 3months ago. I already had preexisting mental health problems, depression and anxiety. 3 days after insertion both conditions have become exacerbated. Panic attacks every would. Never have got it if I’d known. ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. Was a common. Side effect. Also in heaps of pain and unable to have sex. Ps my doctor. Says it’s not the IUD. FEELING.BETRAYED BY DOCTOR AND DRUG COMPANY

    Posted on September 24, 2016 at 10:33 am

  • APRIL says:

    I’m sitting here reading these comments and am upset that these doctors diagnose vertigo first.Not knowing or asking women have they had mirena.I thought I was crazy can’t see blood clots heavy periods painful sex.Migraines that make you just want to die anxiety attacks.I can hear my heartbeat from the tinnitus.I’m jus so through this is rediculous man.

    Posted on February 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm

  • Sharman says:

    I am commenting on the behalf of my daughter who also has the Mirena IUD device. Before September 24, 2016 my daughter was basically a healthy female with no health problems accept Bronchitis. But on September 24, 2016 she left her job and went to the ER at Vidant Roanoke Chowan with some numbness and tingling on her left side. By the time I got ther my 30 year old daughter was lying in the bed with a twisted mouth and drooped down face, numbness on her left side all the way down to her toes. She was told by the ER doctor and a Consuting Storke doctor that she was having a stoke. She was advized to take a block buster medicine called TBA and then she was airlifted to Vidant Pitt Hospital in Greenville and admitted to the Heart and Stroke Center (so much to tell). From there to the main hospital to the ICU Nuerology floor. From there to the Nuerology ICU Unit.. She stay in the hospital from September 14, 2016 to September 21, 2016 She was released saying she did’nt have a stroke but they never told her what was wrong. On February 27, 2017 (6 months later), she started experiencing some of the same symptons: severe headaces, numbness and she couldn’t walk again. I took her to the ER at Vidant Bertie in Windsor. The ER doctor examined her and he didnt know what was going on, and so he called the Nuerologist at Vidant Pitt Hospital in Greenville .He said he couldn’t in good faith send her back home and she couldn’t walk, so he called a Nuerologist at Vidant Pitt Hospital in Greenville, and the Nuerologist said send her back again for another MRI. On March 2, 2017, the doctor release her again telling her that she didn’t have a stroke and wouldn’t run any more test. The doctor told her she was not an acute patient and didn’t need to stay in the hosptal, that she qualiued as an outpatient, but noone would see her because she doesn’t have insurance. One of the doctor’s that was attending her in the hospital, told my daughter and me that she thought that she might have a psuedotumor cerbri, because she saw something on the MRI, but don’t hold her to it, because she had to discuss it with the attending physician. My daughter told her that she had a Mirena and if she thought it might have anything to do with what has been going on with her. She replyed no. My daughter looked it up and the first thing she saw was the word Mirena. My daughter really protested about going home without being told yet again what was wrong her. Still experiencing severely bad headaches, not being able to walk and numbness and tingling in her left arm and hands. Of course my daughter does not have any insurance and no one will see her without having ability to pay for each visit. No physical therapist or neurologist will see her. She needs to see a OB-GYN specialist to have the IUD removed. Our family physician told her that she might need surgery to remove the IUD, because it seem to be embedded in her skin when she examined her for her physical. There is so much more to this story and my daughter can explain it better. I’m been there with my daughter through everything. I am a concerned mother, really worried about my baby girl. Please help her with this situation.

    Posted on March 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  • Amanda says:

    I got the IUD 10 wks after my daughter was born. The Dr. punctured my uterus when she put it in, and took it out then put it back in. I was in so much pain and a week later I went back because it was unbearable. They did an ultrasound and said it wasn’t there and that I must have passed it. I told her I don’t remember passing anything. Over the course of 6.5 years I went to different doctors and a few emergency rooms bc of pelvic pain and swelling/bleeding for 3-4 weeks at a time. Pain during sex, back pain, mental exhaustion because lets face it, when you’re in pain that often for that long you feel like you’re going crazy. Long story short, I left work one day 6.5 yrs later and went to the ER and instead of doing an ultrasound they did a CT scan. BOOM! They find it, in my pelvic cavity fused to my bladder and uterus.. at this point I didn’t have insurance (medical bills went to my credit) so no surgery was planned at the time. I felt so vindicated bc all this pain I was in for so long was real and nobody believed me. I cried for weeks. And a yr and a half later.. (all while symptoms are getting worse. Numbness, tingeling in my lower extremities.) 8years in at this point, the doctor I work for decided that my suffering was too much and he had a surgery scheduled at the hospital he is contracted with.. free. the claims from the hospital/annestisiologist/and surgeon were given to me to submit to the lawsuit. If that doesn’t work then they will write them off. Over $68,000 from that 4day hospital stay.. mirena is NOT something I’d recommend. 8years of awful pain. Just horrible!

    Posted on July 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm

  • Sharon says:

    I’m angry because I just learned I missed the Norplant settlement in 99. I bet there are a lot of women like me. I had Norplant removed from left arm in 93 at Johns Hopkins. In 94 a rare tumor was discovered on my carotid artery left side of neck. Tumor left face partially paralyzed. As I research both Mirena and Norplant have same ingredient. Bayer brought out Norplant II. I have EVERY PTC symptom (damaged facial optic nerves, tinnitus, etc). I fell down DC Metro escalator. Then after falling down DC Museum steps in tourist vomit my federal retirement/VA disability was approved. This tumor ruined my life and career. I pray other women stay on top of news I missed!! Good luck….

    Posted on August 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

  • Erica says:

    I have a mirena put in after I had my oldest daughter in 2006. I was okay for awhile afterwards. I would have random stomach pains around my belly button, but didn’t think anything of it. I developed an abscess after a year of having the out. Then every year since I have had an abscess and I had it removed in 2013 (which was way too long but wasnt ready for a kid) and I got pregnant with my 2nd daughter and was still having stomach pains and I would go to my gyn appt and the gave me an ultrasound and when she would put on my belly button, I would scream. I had to reschedule my ultrasound 3 times because of it. Then once I had her I still had the pain. But it was a constant thing now, never did it occur to me that it could b the mirena. Then I got another one put in and then the stomach pains increase and then I finally had enough of the pain and went to the doctor and she told me I had a hernia. I got a CT scan and it was normal but my iud was out of place. I am about to get my iud removed next week. And I am also gonna have to have hernia surgery. I think i got the hernia from the iud.

    Posted on January 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm

  • Mrs. says:

    I was deceived by Bayer Pharmaceuticals as well as my GYN Physician. I was in my prime, had my first child and was extremely happy. I had no complaints eventhough having an autoimmune disorder. I became pregnant with my second child and my GYN was displeased and urged me to stop having children and take birth control. I was apprehensive and just not interested in it. But he insisted on me getting the Mirena.  However, both Bayer and my physician neglected to inform me of the risks of the aforesaid IUD. I was never given any information or booklet detailing what may happen.  I was not informed by my doctor (who was aware of my condition) that if one have Lupus as well as a blood clotting disorder you should not take Mirena. Instead I was urged to use it to prevent further births.

    Immediately after having a c-section in 2012 the IUD was put in place. Once in place I stopped having periods and was told by the OB don’t worry about it. Once the Mirena is taken out my cycle will return. Since then I have had alopecia, a leaky valve which had to be repaired in 2013 with a mechanical valve. The following year I had a stroke. Problem after problem arose and now I am reading the updated handbook and it informs that one should not use Mirena if you can get infections easily, have problems with your immune system, have high blood pressure, take anticoagulants or have problems with your heart valves. I have all of the above and even more.

    My physician knew I had an autoimmune disorder but did not inform me of any of these risks. Nor did Bayer advertise or make public these side effects. Bayer also neglected to do sufficient research on patients with different backgrounds, disabilities or illnesses who will use their product. Bayer clinical trials were based in Finland and Sweden on a specific group (who sites having verifiable data and informed consent, 1169 women 18 to
    35 years of age at enrollment used Mirena for up to 5 years, for a total of 45,000 women-
    months of exposure. Subjects had previously been pregnant, had no history of ectopic
    pregnancy, had no history of pelvic inflammatory disease over the preceding 12 months, were predominantly Caucasian, and over 70% of the participants had previously used IUDs). I was never told how to check for the strings or even given a follow up appointment.  Bayer failed to adequately inform the public or physicians. I should of had the Mirena removed immediately following my stroke but the physicians did not do that. According to the eggshell rule both the physician and Bayer should be held accountable for their negligence in causing serious injury to me.

    Posted on November 19, 2019 at 2:49 pm

  • Shakima says:

    The only reason why I came across these testimonials is because I had a misplaced mirena that almost resulted in surgery. the dr.’s has been completely dismissing my concerns since the removal. I got my mirena taken out sometime in 2016. I had little discomfort at first and then all of a sudden one day at work I began to feel faint ish. I started to have head aches and dizzy spells it got to the point to where I couldn’t concentrate because the pressure in my head and behind my eyes was on barrable. I went to the hospital and they diagnost me with hypertension gave me water pills and blood pressure meds. It was weird to me and quiet scary because I never had blood pressure issues before. Taking the medication didn’t relief any of the pressure that was in my head it felt as if my brain was floating or it was a bunch of air in my head. All of my symptoms and me in and out of the hospital was due to me having high blood pressure so I thought it wasn’t until I got another iud placed bk in and began to having the very same issues I then realized it’s associated with the birth control I am very in tuned with my body I know when something is wrong I know I’m not crazy. The worst part now is that I got this iud currently in me and I am scared shit less to go through this again I knew I should have gotten it removed when I realized the pattern but I was scared then and even more now beyond words especially now knowing I’m not the only one that has suffered from this device.

    Posted on March 7, 2021 at 12:21 am

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