Now that you know there is reason to be concerned about using the Mirena IUD, you are no doubt wondering if you should have the device removed. While It is impossible to predict who will and will not be injured by the device, there are a few red flags that can signal danger to women using Mirena.
Doctors recommend removal of the Mirena device for women who:
- Are experiencing signs of a stroke or heart attack
- Think they may be pregnant
- Have severe abdominal pain
- Report pain during sex
- Experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever or a significant increase in blood pressure
- Have experienced persistent and heavy vaginal bleeding
- Experience unusual or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Notice the formation of lesions or sores
- Experience migraines or severe headaches
- Develop jaundice (a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
- Contract a sexually transmitted infection
- Develop a pelvic infection or severe inflammation
- Suffer endometritis (inflammation of the endometrium)
- Develop endometrial or cervical cancer
- Suffer a uterine perforation or cervical damage from the device
Removal of the device should only be done by a health care professional. If there are no complications, you may experience only light bleeding and cramping during and shortly after removal. If your device has become embedded in the uterine wall or has caused perforation, you may require cervical dilation, local anesthetic, or even surgery to remove the device.
If you are one of the thousands of women who has experienced an injury from the Mirena device, the Kentucky Mirena IUD attorneys at Gray and White can help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering and medical bills—and we will not charge you anything unless we win your case. Call us today at (800) 634-8767 to begin your FREE consultation.