If you have been reading up on the complications of the Mirena IUD, you have likely seen warnings against terrible conditions such as ovarian cysts and uterine perforation. Unfortunately, these injuries are only the tip of the iceberg—and many women have no idea that they could suffer a host of additional illnesses.
Implantation of the Mirena IUD has been linked to a number of conditions, including:
- General side effects. Many women have suffered daily adverse changes such as weight gain, fatigue, acne and other skin disorders, shifts in mood, depression, back pain, decreased libido, and angioedema.
- Uterine side effects. Women may suffer abnormal discharge, vaginitis, extreme pain during menstruation, breast pain or tenderness, and abnormal pap smears. Some have even reported adverse reactions, such as ovarian cysts and uterine or vaginal bleeding (including spotting, irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, infrequent periods or a complete lack of menstruation).
- Gastrointestinal issues. The Mirena IUD may cause women to have intestinal distress, such as abdominal pain, chronic nausea, vomiting, and bouts of diarrhea.
- Chronic issues. Even if they will not suffer lifelong damage, women using Mirena may still be plagued by persistent headaches, dizziness, nervousness, hypertension, upper respiratory infections, or sinusitis.
In some cases, women who have received the Mirena IUD can suffer an allergic reaction to the device, causing severe and possible life-altering side effects. The most common reactions include swelling around the mouth and throat, chills, dizziness, unexplained shortness of breath, rashes on the skin, fever, and vaginal pain. If the device is not removed quickly, victims may suffer severe abdominal pain, genital sores, breast lumps, vision changes, increased blood pressure, jaundice, numbness in the hands and feet, and foul-smelling vaginal discharge as a reaction to the device.
If you or someone you love suffered an adverse reaction to the Mirena device, our experienced Kentucky Mirena IUD attorneys can help you seek compensation for your medical costs. Call Gray and White today at (800) 634-8767, or fill out the contact form on the top of this page to start your FREE case evaluation. Your call is FREE, and we charge you nothing unless we win your case.