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A number of women have reported suffering serious and debilitating injuries from side effects of Mirena IUD, where the implanted birth control increases fluid pressure in the brain, causing migraines and permanent vision loss. There are also claims that it perforates the uterus, migrates to other areas of the body and causes infections or other problems.

MIRENA IUD LAWSUIT STATUS: Financial compensation may be available through a Mirena IUD lawsuit as a result of the manufacturer’s failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with the device.


Lawyers are reviewing potential Mirena cases for women throughout the United States who have suffered:


OVERVIEW: Mirena, which is sometimes referred to as an IUD (Intrauterine Device) or IUS (Intrauterine System) is a long-acting form of birth control that is placed into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The IUD disrupts the connection between the egg and sperm, and Merina also releases levonorgestrel, a progestin that helps keep the woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs.

Mirena was approved by the FDA in 2000, and use has grown in recent years amid heavy promotion as a hassle-free form of birth control that lasts for 5 years or longer. The manufacturer has been attempting to promote Mirena IUD to appeal to younger and younger women and girls, despite serious risks that they may not be adequately disclosing or warning about.

MIRENA LITIGATION STATUS UPDATE: Although the Mirena warning labels do indicate that there is a risk of perforation, the information provided to consumers and the medical community suggests that such problems only occur during insertion of the IUD, which is misleading and inaccurate. A large number of women have experienced “spontaneous” Mirena IUD complications that may occur years after the device was inserted.

Lawsuits over Mirena migration problems have been centralized at the state level in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County as part of an MCL, or Multicounty Litigation. At the federal level, all Mirena IUD injury lawsuits have been centralized and consolidated for pretrial proceedings before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel in the Southern District of New York. In August 2016, Judge Seibel dismissed all federal Mirena IUD migration lawsuits, but state lawsuits and claims of other injuries, like pseudotumor cerebri, were unaffected.

However, in April 2017, all Mirena pseudotumor cerebri lawsuits were consolidated in a new MDL in the U.S. District Court for Southern New York before District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer

MIRENA IUD PROBLEMS: A number of potentially serious problems and complications have been associated with Mirena IUD side effects, some of which the manufacturer may not have adequately researched or warned about, including:

  • Pseudotumor cerebri/idiopathic intracranial hypertension: An increase in cerebrospinal fluid which causes pressure on the skull, resulting in migraines, vision loss and other problems.
  • Uterus Perforation: Mirena may puncture the uterus or embed in the uterine wall. Mirena IUD perforation can cause internal scarring, infection or damage to other organs and may result in the need for surgery.
  • Migration: Delayed detection of a perforation may allow the Mirena IUD to migrate through the intraabdominal cavity, potentially resulting in intestinal peforations, intestinal obstruction, absecesses or adhesions.
  • Expulsion: Partial or complete expulsion of Mirena IUD may occur. It may be more common among younger women using Mirena IUD, women who have not had children or women who have the device inserted immediately after childbirth or abortion.
  • Infection: As a result of infection from Mirena IUD, women could suffer serious scarring that may deminish fertility or their ability to conceive, and in severe cases infection may be life-threatening and result in death from Mirena.

An analysis released in May 2013 by a private company found that the FDA had received more than 47,000 reports of Mirena IUD injuries and complications between November 1997 and late August 2012. Most of the problems involved the Mirena being expelled from women’s bodies, migrating to different locations, or causing vaginal hemorrhaging.

A report issued by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in January 2018 found that the number of adverse events reported to the FDA involving the Mirena IUD outnumbered reports concerning all other leading birth control methods combined.

BAYER ADVERTISING WARNING: In December 2009, the FDA issued a warning letter to Bayer over its promotions of Mirena. The FDA accused the drug manufacturer of overstating the efficacy of Mirena, presenting unsubstantiated claims, minimizing the risks of Mirena and using false and misleading presentations.

The FDA accused Bayer of organizing live in-home Mirena promotional events that claimed that the use of the IUD would improve couples’ relationships and sex lives. They also blasted the company for telling women that using Mirena would help them “look and feel great.” The FDA said that there was no evidence the device did any such thing.

The FDA also pointed out that at least 5% of Mirena IUD recipients reported decreased libido in clinical trials, which would certainly not help a couple’s intimacy or sex life. They also noted that women using Mirena had reported side effects including irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts, back pain, weight increase, breast pain and tenderness, and acne. None of those things will help someone look or feel “great,” FDA officials said.

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  1. Aly Reply

    i had the mirena put in a few months after i had my third child i had it in for about two years. come to find out im 6 weeks and 3 days pregnant went to get the mirena removed and they could not removed it. i now have to get it surgically removed. my doctors were shocked.

  2. chase Reply

    my wife had a mirena IUD for about a year and a half. she took it out 2 months ago, after complaining about some abdominal pain and general weakness. the doctor found that she had a slight anemia. anyway, he said that everything will be ok. a few days ago we heard about the Mirena recall and now we are worried. we set up an appointment with the doctor and now hope everything is fine.

  3. sharon Reply

    I don’t understand how some of you could leave something in for so long that was causing so many problems you don’t feel responsible at all? Not even s little bit?

  4. Tiffany R Reply

    I was on the Marina for 7 years. First 5 years was great. Once I had the first one removed and second one insterted is when the troubles all started. I had a few infections and lots of pain. After two years I went back to doc thinking I had another infection. Come to find out I had CIN 3 also. Some docs say its from being on IUD and some say its not. I have been off it since June and periods are still not totally normal. I would like to speak to anyone else who came down with CIN 1, 2 or 3. Or Cervical Cancer at all.

  5. Rachel Reply

    For me, the person who was having the seizures, I didn’t even think about the two being related until more recently. The neuro had me looking at all kinds of things ie. stress, not getting enough sleep, and even caffeine. If the Mirena is the cause for my seizures I defiantly feel a sense of responsibility in keeping it in for so long. My purpose is more to get that information out there. I don’t want other women to suffer the way I have. I just recently had a seizure in front of my work colleges at a work training. That was in front of 150 people. I am so sad that this may be something I have done to myself. Also to update, I had the Mirena out on 2/7, and had 2 grand mal seizures on 2/20 i then had my first period since having the IUD removed on 2/22. I am certain there is a correlation. I am going to figure this out. I also called into the bayer healthcare line and reported seizures as a possible side effect after being urged to by other people that have suffered from seizures and had the IUD placed. Despite other women having made reports, the healthcare line actually told me they have had no reports. Something is going on!!!

  6. Carrie Reply

    In December of 2009 I had the mirena inserted. I was told it would only be minor discomfort to insert it and the only side effects were light bleeding for the first few days. Little did I know I was in for a nightmare. It hurt a lot when it was being put in. My sex drive went away completely, I had heavy bleeding for two weeks after it was inserted, pain in my ovaries that had me doubled over in pain and increased cysts on my ovaries. I gained 40 pounds in 3 months and I was sick to my stomach all the time. I am a suffer of depression and this exacerbated the problem badly. I also experienced horrible mood swings that would leave me exhausted. I went to have it removed after three months and was told by Dr that I should give it six months. I ended up gaining 20 more pounds and all the things I described above got worse. I bleed almost the whole time. I believe that I am still suffering ramifications from the mirena. The bleeding and mood swings stopped, my depression got better but I still get pain and frequent cysts in my ovaries. My cycle has never gone back to normal and I haven’t been able to conceive a child. I lost insurance and could no longer pursue medical treatment from the damage. My life has been altered and made harder due to this device.

  7. TG Reply

    After having tha Mirena for 4 years I took it out in hopes to get pregnant … Now over a year later still cant get pregnant. Dr say nothing is wrong with me 🙁

  8. Amy Reply

    Hi. I had Mirenta inserted in June 2011 about two months after having my daughter. The first like 4 months were fine…. Thereafter, I started experiencing side pain, headaches and infections.. I went to my ObGyn and he prescribed antibiotics and said I had a cyst on my ovary. Since then my headaches are worse (like everyday) my hips hurt and the pain goes all the way down my legs into my feet, making my feet swell. I have shortness of breath and it feels like panic attacks when I am trying to sleep at night. I also have gained weight… I plan on having my Mirena removed ASAP; it’s the only way I will know for sure if it’s the culprit of all of this.

  9. Kristin Reply

    After having my second child, my doctor insisted that i get mirena put in. I had so many problems, it was ridiculous. I kept going back to my gyn telling him something was wrong. He put me on percacet (dont know spelling) just to put it in because i was so nervous about it. I was told that it would make your period irregular for a while but i never imagined having my period for 6 months straight and it was continuous and heavy. I called several times and he kept saying to call if it doesnt stop in next couple months, finally it stopped. But then i consitently got infections, in which i never had a problem with before. I had painful intercourse and was eventually diagnosed with vaginitis. I kept telling him i wanted it out and he would try to convince me that everything was fine and sent me back home. After going to several different doctors to find out why sexual intercourse was so painful and unsuccessful and always being told they didnt know what was wrong and NO MIRENA WOULD NOT CAUSE THIS, i finally went back and insisted to have it taken out. Needless to say, i never went back to that gyn ever again!
    I had headaches, depression, painful intercourse, mood swings, etc.
    After getting through vaginitis and being able to have successful intercourse again, we decided we wanted to try for another child. That was last March and here we are a year later and we still are not pregnant. I have asked several times to even my now gyn if mirena could cause infertility and even she swears it doesnt. I feel like every doctor takes up for mirena and my husband swear they get a cut back from it. I just want to know the truth, but she insists on not researching whats going wrong until June. I became pregnant with my first child after 2 months of trying and now my boys are 16 months apart, so it wasnt hard getting pregnant with my second child. I want to investigate but after hearing womens testimonies of having surgery etc, i feel like possible infertility isnt so important. I feel like if something happened to the mirena while it was in me and the doctor just never told me and i was under medication during insertion/removal, how would i know or even be able to prove it?
    Ive always known in my heart something went wrong but never had a doctor to speak up and tell me the truth even the doctor whom i have now, whom i trust.

  10. lexie Reply

    I\’ve had the mirena …and still do and nothing has went wrong. So everything is great.
    I honestly believe that this is the best birth control to take and best recommended. For those who are complainers I prefer for u to take something like the pills or shot. If u know u can\’t take pain, etc then just don\’t get it.

  11. Maureen Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted Jan 2009 right after having my first child. I have gained over 30 pounds on top of what I was post partum and I have not had a regular appetite in 3 years. I barely eat anything and yet have not lost a pound. My weight changes with my period – thats it. To say I’ve had mood swings would really be the understatement of the year! Sex has been painfull, even after having it out my period has never gone back to normal. Its been 6 months since i’ve had it out and even getting it taken out was a pain! My doctor swore up and down that Mirena has a very low dose of hormones and it was impossible that the Mirena was causing any of my symptoms, two doctors told me that even after I told them that I had found people online with the same symptoms as me.

  12. Chalay Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted in 2006 after giving birth to my first child. In 2009 I had my Dr. remove it as my husband and I wanted to try for another child. After irregular cycles and several visits to a fertility specialist, I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. I believe it was the Mirena that caused this.

  13. Dana Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted September 21st 2012 and since I have gained 10lbs, heart palpitations,severe headaches,no sex drive and on top of everything it makes my lupus act up BAD! I am making an appt to get it removed immediately.

  14. M. Wagner Reply

    I go tomorrow to get my Mirena out. I’ve had it 22 months. The 1st year wasnt bad, I enjoyed not having a period. Then I began cramping. Not regular cramps, but similar to the ones I had when I miscarried years ago. This has been every day for the last 6 weeks. I am just praying it’s a cyst (I have PCOS and it turns out Mirena aggravates that) and not because it’s embedded. I believe Mirena has messed up my hormones, I’ve had acne, mood swings, depression, I’ve developed high blood pressure, bloating and breast tenderness. I’m only 30 and have a 2 1/2 yr old. Please don’t try this drug if you haven’t already got it!

  15. Alyssa Reply

    Soon after having Mirena inserted I was having the worst depression of my life. Never before had I contemplated suicide, but I was. And with a little one, it made it all the more scary. I felt worthless, and that my son and his father would be better-off without me. I went to see a psychiatrist, but, he thought I might have OCD, anxiety and depression. So, he wrote a referral to my primary care provider for a second opinion. My Dr thought I MIGHT have been slightly depressed with anxiety but no OCD. So he wrote out a prescription for an anti-depressant and it made me feel TERRIBLE, even worse, like I was in a daze; day-in and day-out. I didn’t feel like myself as if I didn’t have any emotions. Later that year, I ended up leaving my son’s father and stopped taking my anti-depressants and I felt like I could get by without them (I had attributed my depression to him, which it may have been in part, but, I don’t think the suicidal thoughts were coming from my being in the relationship, who knows). Anyway, I started a new relationship with a man who really cared about me, and I WAS STILL feeling worthless, and suicidal. I had bouts of rage, feeling hate towards loved-ones without any apparent reason. I was on such high-highs and low-lows that my own mother thought I was on drugs (well, I was, it’s called Mirena! I just didn’t put it together).
    I had Mirena in for almost 4 years. Throughout those four years, I had a constant sharp pain in my pelvic area, where my ovaries are located (only to find out later that I had a cyst on my ovary probably caused by Mirena) and the anxiety was at a constant high level. Throughout my new relationship, I was having a feminine odor as well that was becoming increasingly more and more embarrassing for me at work, at school and in public in general and it was affecting my and my boyfriend’s sex drive, to the point where he suggested I go to the doctor. I went to my Gynecologist and told him my concerns with the IUD, and he said that the odor could be cause by Mirena and we decided on a date for it to be removed.
    Since removal, NO MORE odor! It is a revolution. It did take a week or so for it to be completely gone, but I’ve had it out for about 4 months now, and the change is AMAZING. Immediately following removal my whole being felt freer, my mind was felt like a fog, no, a weight had been lifted and my pelvic area is no longer in pain! That constant cramping, and sharp pains are completely gone.
    Now, for the negative emotions that I’m feeling even after removal, what I’m suspecting is the “Mirena Crash”:
    Bouts of anger
    Mood swings
    some anxiety and
    Insomnia (BAD INSOMNIA)
    My insomnia is the worst part of post Mirena Removal, probably because I’ve never dealt with insomnia before this. But, I work a full-time job and go to school, making my work days 14 hrs long at times, and I’ll be exhausted by the time 10pm rolls around, but I’ll go to bed and be WIDE awake! I’ve laid in bed for hours on end and not be tired. 3 am rolls around, still not tired. 5 am rolls around and I’ll finally go to sleep until I have to start my day all over again. I obviously can’t function, or don’t want to function like this, so I started taking melatonin tablets, which help, but make me groggy the next day. The lack of sleep does not help with my irritability either. So, it is a vicious cycle. I am going to stop taking the melatonin to see if I can wait out the insomnia. NEVER using hormonal birth control, again! EVER! I think we need to revolutionize how America thinks of sex because it isn’t right that so many women are having these side-effects from hormonal birth control use just to fulfill this “need” for sexual freedom and America’s obsession with it. Is it worth your sanity? Not for me.

  16. Alyssa Reply

    A couple of other side-effects that have subsided since getting Mirena removed:
    the migraines
    the anemia
    For those coming onto this site to tell the women here to stop complaining and for us to take responsibility, we DID! That’s why our Mirena has been taken out, you nitwits. Why did it take so long? OH, perhaps it’s because DR’s everywhere are saying that this is a safe device to use! Maybe because we all just had children, so we might attribute these side effects to postpartum depression, fatigue from taking care of our children, on top of having jobs (for those who are working), and if you had read through any of these comments you would realize that most of us HAVE GONE TO THE DR’s and guess what we were all told?! That nothing is wrong, by “professionals”! Get off the damn site since you have not place here in the first place. Thank you.

  17. tristan Reply

    i had the mirena put in about 6 yrs ago it was ok for about 3 yrs then i had very bad lower stomach cramping and went to the dr they done xrays and found that it had migrated and almost attached to my bowel i had to have surgery to get it takin out it was vry painful i talked to the lawyers they said i might not be able to have kids anymore but i dont have the money to go to a fertilaty dr to find out forsure…. since i couldnt use this kind of birth control i have had the implanon it is the stick that goes in your arm and last for 3 yrs it works great i think it is the best kind of birth control out right now i have had it for about 4 yrs now and have nothing bad to say about it… it is pain free and you cant even tell you have it in your arm!!!

  18. Dawn Reply

    Hello ladys I guess I ain’t alone this prouduct needs to be put to a stop I am ready to share my story .2004 I gave birth to mydaughter 6 weeks later I got Iud inserted talk about hell that thing was uncomfortable I felt it clamping down very hard for about a year . The pain kept getting worse it Wasent only hurting me but my husband as well but the intercourse was not the problem my case happens to be way more severe I started spotting with very bad cramps cramps icouldent take I remember crying alot I schelude an appt with obgyn to figure out this pain so we do a sonogram he’s convinced it Is not the Iud. A sonogram was given his face turned into shock as he told me that there’s something elese besidesthe Iud. That something elese was a baby Um yeah there was a baby and somewhere above the baby was a Iud I heard a heart beat and thought to my self ok I have 9 months to prepare my self for this child but unfortunately that Wasent the case I had to terminate my pregnancy talk about dazed and confused they just took a part of me and with that was a Iud removed it left scars like crazy especially mentally. What a tragic device they created after that I got cyst and then years later I get pregnant my second child third pregnancy after Iud unfortantly my 4 year is diagnosed with epilepsy. What a ugly feeling having ur child go limb in ur arms I as a woman and mother encourage any one with I iud to get it removed it’s a bloody murder. That’s beyond a mistake bayer but the company Is not the one who suffers . Good day to all

  19. Dana M Reply

    I started with the Morena after my daughter was born in 2009. It was alley breastfeeding at the time and after I had it put in my milk decreased so quickly daughter lost so much weight I had to supplement. They said it wasn’t supose to effect milk supply but that was false. It ended up getting pushed into my uterus. It took two trips to the doctor and weeks of constant pain to get it removed. Now with my son I chose the copper. I figured no hormones would be better and my milk never had any problems. But I have developed long monthly migrains since he was born. Now I’m on multiple drugs to try to prevent and maintains the pain. In addition, I am on my 3rd Jud because the second fell out months after getting it.

  20. Anna Reply

    I had the Mirena for 3 yrs. march 23rd 2013 I went to the ER because I was I So much pain I thought maybe my cyst had burst. The doctor told me & my husband that I was pregnant. It was an ectopic pregnancy so I had to have emergency surgery because my left tube had burst, I was also internally bleeding. The doctor removed the Mirena while I was in surgery. It was one of the most scariest thing I have ever been through and something I don’t ever want to experience again. Mirena users be very careful.

  21. Arianna Reply

    I have had the Mirena for a little over 2 years. I just recently started having serious issues like bleeding heavily with big huge blood clots for 2 weeks. went in for ultrasound 5 times at first i was told the IUD is there and then I got a second opinion and that said I didn’t have one. Back n forth and back and forth. went to a different doc at a different hospital and it confirmed it’s not there at all no where in my body. I have a cousin that had the same symptoms so here it goes: shaky, jittery feeling, not feeling well over all. weak, fatigued, abdominal pain both lower and high and pain retreated to the lower mid back. Contractions also in both high and low abdomen. She had a few seizures after a few months and was told too that they couldn’t find the mirena with ultrasound and xray.I have had 2 xrays and says that of no IUD. After she had her seizures they did a Catscan and low and be hold it was there but she had to have 2 laproscopic surgeries to find it the first time they couldn’t. SO I may be going through the same thing. Would like to warn other and let my story be heard. SOmetimes its not as easy to detect the Mirena for some odd reason but I hope they find whats going on with me if its not the mirena which I really think it is.

  22. Logan Reply

    I got the Mirena in February 2012. I began to experience all of the symptoms that I expected such as heavy cramping and constant bleeding. About three weeks later those went away and I thought that was the end of the discomfort. Over the next five months I began to develop joint and muscle pains in my hips and legs. I am a runner and at first running was able to relieve the pain. As time went on it progressed to the point that nothing would stop the pain. The joint pain was debilitating. I couldn’t sit or stand for more than ten minutes at a time and had to constantly be changing position or the pain became overwhelming. I am a very health individual so none of this made sense. It was like I was developing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis except that the pain started in the large joints of my hips and knees. One day it dawned on me that the pain started around the time that I got the Mirena. I did a google search and realized that other women had experienced similar symptoms. I made an appointment with my healthcare provider the next day. When I went in to talk to her I told her what was going on and that I wanted the Mirena out. She didn’t believe the Mirena was causing this but she agreed to take it out. I walked into the clinic that day hunched over and barely able to walk. Literally an hour after the removal 90% of the pain was gone. This was June of 2012. It took a few months for the pain to be completely gone, but I am lucky I realized as soon as I did what was causing my distressing symptoms.

  23. Dion Reply

    ive had the mirena iud since july 17th 2012 and i dont have any pains or anything but i think that im pregnant my doctor told me that i wouldnt get pregnant but in all honesty i think that i am. how am i to go about all of this if i am

  24. Lavetta Reply

    I had the mirena put in on 7/2010 and @ first I thought it was doing what it was supposed to do then I started bleeding on & off, sometimes heavy & sometimes light. After about a year my period would come on without warning so I went back to the Dr that put the mirena in & they sent me for an ultra sound & they said that I had fibroids and the mirena was in place. I said to the DR that I wanted the mirena taken out & they kept saying give it more time & see if the bleeding stops & that it was caused by the fibroids. To make a very long story short after I did all this complaining telling them that I wanted the mirena removed because I thought that it was causing me more problems & I would rather deal with the heavy periods & them saying no.They are now telling me that the mirena is in my abdomen & it have to be surgically removed. I am very pissed off because if they would have listened to me & removed the damn thing I wouldn’t be having the problems that I’m having.

  25. Courtney Reply

    I have been trying to figure out what is wrong with me, the blurry vision, cloudy thoughts, abdominal pain, acne, and fatigue, I would have never thought it was mirena. After reading these comments I went directly to their website, downloaded the full prescribing information and read through it all. Nowhere does it list any of these symptoms, and this is the only medication change I’ve made so it has to be the issue. I know for a fact I did not sign anything that stated any of these when the IUD was placed as well. I attend college and maintain an A average, I had no problem with homework before, but now I find myself sitting for hours trying to figure something simple out, because I cannot think! I have always had perfectly fine vision as well and everything has been going blurry, I thought both of these meant I wasn’t getting enough sleep, but even after 8 hours I still found it hard to do anything. I know thats not right. I don’t want to go into everything else, I still have the IUD in though, I am calling the doctors ASAP tomorrow to get it removed. I hope that my vision is not permanently damaged and everything will go back to normal, its been just over a month. I’m glad I didn’t go for a year or more thinking something else was wrong.

  26. jordynn Reply

    I am a young 19 year old when I was fourteen I got pregnant and had a little girl at 15 I had a mirena. it was the most terrifying experience I ever had I would not wish it on my worse ememy.

  27. Linda Reply

    I am presently awaiting ultrasound to find the missing Myrena coil, I went for smear and asked GP to check my stomach as it felt weird, she felt a hard edge to my liver; I must get scan on pelvic regjon and liver, and a liver function test. I am terrified I have cancer in my liver, or the coil is stuck in my liver, I don’t know which is worse scenario. I now have to wait and see, has anyone heard of it reaching the liver, if so, what happened?

  28. Virginia Reply

    Wow I had the Mirena inserted and about three months later had started getting shooting pains in my arms and legs, moodiness. VERY sore breasts, fatigue, numbness in arms etc! The doctors also told me this could not possibly be from the Mirena so I believed them. Well three years or so later my life is not worth living. I hated to wake up in the morning. I never thought it was the Mirena until my sister found this site last October! We were amazed at how many women had the same symptoms. My doctors told me that nothing was wrong and that I needed counseling! After seeing all these women with the same issues I demanded that it be taken out the very next day. I hoped that all my symptoms would disappear. Well they did not. I still have horrible symptoms during my cycle and when I ovulate. I have multiple groths in my uterus golfball size and I need a partial hysterectomy!! For years these doctors denied my symptoms saying there was no reason for me to have them…I cannot believe that this has happened to so many women and still they do not recognize publicly what is causing this!! I am not the same person at all!! Geez I just want to feel my age wich is 42. As it is right now I feel 70! I had hoped last October when I had it removed that I would feel good again….NOT!

  29. Rebecca Reply

    After the I.U.D i bled for months… eventually things got better and life went back to normal… a year ago i got it in…. for the past three months, its been bad. I bled badly, and i had to remove it. Ever since… i bleed four times a month, painfully…. and cant have intercourse at all with out aggravating it. The people who convinced me to get it in lied to me and said that there were no risks at all and that it was 100% incapable of allowing pregnancy. this was a youth pregnancy place. What should i do?

  30. Michelle Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted on June 3 as part of a treatment for endometriosis. In less than 2 weeks I have had huge crying jags that lasted for hours, the feeling of being overwhelmed and will cry at the drop of a hat – I was no where close to like this before. The past couple days I have now been experiencing numbness in my hand/arm (elbow) down on and off. Plus just a general feeling of unwell. I have discovered all of these posts and I just called my OB/GYNE office to report these side effects and told them I would like it removed. My plan is to have it removed ASAP. I would rather deal with the pain of my endo than keep experiencing what I have been or worse, develop more as others have. Ladies, get them removed and all the best health and recovery to you.

  31. TESSA Reply

    i had my first coil in august 2010 it was fine but after two years it started to come out doctor didnt think it had been fitted correctly in the first place so had it removed had second one fitted in jan this year after 2 months started to get weird metallic taste in my mouth and then numbness pins and needles in arms and legs weird sensations in my head nausea dizziness generally feeling unwell wet feeling down below all the time had lotsof different tests all neagative call it womens intuition had a feeling it could be the coil my husband and family were quite worried about me contacted the doctor who fitted my coil she agreed to remove it the same day also told me these side affects are known but as they are not common they are not listed i hope my comments have been of some help to others experiencing the same effects

  32. Mariah Reply

    Shortly after having my son in 2006 , I got the iud method of birth control inserted in me , jus recently I got it removed because I was having bad cramps all day every day so I went to the hospital to see what was going on with me . I don’t remember the exact thing they said but the iud was causing me pain so I got the iud removed 10/2012. I’vebeen trying to gget pregnant since I had it removed but no luck. I’m afraid thst I won’t be able to have another child.
    Please help.

  33. Magan Reply

    I had mirena inserted in 2009 after the birth of my 2nd child. I never had a period. Maybe some LIGHT bleeding for 1 day…not a period! After suffering from the same horrible side effects as many of you, I had it removed and had my tubes tied. I was suicidal! I had to do something. I had my surgery a year ago and my periods still haven’t returned. I am experiencing menopause symptoms. I’m 27…I’m convinced I’m in early menopause!

  34. Rosanna Reply

    I had my first daughter in 2008. Then had my second daughter in 2009. My girls are 11 months apart. I was consulted about the iud and had it for almost 2 years after my 2nd daughter was born. everything was great until one day about 2 years later I started having lower pelvic pain and pressure on my left side mainly but over all fullness in the lower pelvic area. I went to my doctor and they told me everything looked fine after a normal Pap smear; no eyebrows were raised by them but I still had pain and a lump on my left side. The following week, I went back to my doctor and told them I wanted it removed. Immediately after removal I felt relief! the following week, I had sever lower abdominal, pelvic and back pain. I called my doctor back and they suggested maybe it was the hormones leaving my body! They told me I would be able to conceive again. It\’s been almost 2 years after removal and without any other birth control and not preventing pregnancy, I still have not gotten pregnant. I am now 27 years old and my girls are now 4&5. Two weeks ago I went to the Er for the same pain in my lower pelvic region with the same lump. After an ultra sound and a urine sample, they told me I had fiborous mass involving my ovary and uterus. It wasn\’t cancerous at this time but would need to have a regular check up every 6 months. I was also told I may not conceive again. I\’m certain merina is to blame.

  35. Nadine Reply

    I got merina back in 2009 as it was pitched to me to be a great idea. since then I have had acne like crazy massive abdominal pain,hot and cold sweats my moods are all over the place. I still have it in and experience a few other things as well. I was told by my doctor at my last pap that it looked fine. I’m certain merina is to blame.

  36. deborah Reply

    im a very upset client of the i u d not being told all the risk that were involved as well as side effects , miss manning

  37. Betsy Reply

    After reading these comments I see the side effects I experienced could have been much worse. However, after having the Mirena removed it is still giving me problems. My Mirena was inserted shortly after the birth of my second child, like most, I was told that it was a great form of birth control. In the begining I didn’t experience much more than I was already warned about, discomfort and bleeding. Eventually those symptoms wore off and for about 6 months my life was pretty accurately dipicted by the Mirena commercials. 6 months of easy periods was not a worthy exchange for what I suffered from the Mirena though. I started bleeding so heavily that I was on the verge of animia. My doctor advised that I should have the Mirena removed because I had developed endometriosis. After removing the IUD I continued to bleed and my gyno tried numerous treatment for the endometriosis, none of which worked. For nearly a year I suffered from the bleeding until finally I couldn’t take it anymore (I was a personal trainer, which is not a condusive job for soaking a pad hourly) My doctor finally gave me 2 options, a hysterectomy or a surgery which cautorizes (sp) the lining of the uterous called ablasion (sp) I chose the surgery because I wanted to keep all of my parts and hoped to have more children. Slim chance, shortly after, I continued to have pain although the bleeding had stopped. I went back to the doctor and they discovered I had ovarian cysts. 3 years later and my husband and I still cannot concieve.
    So, yes, Mirena worked for me as a birth control. I would just suggest you remove all you lady parts instead of using it. I would imagine that would be easier.

  38. Csea Reply

    hi im 21 turning 22 this year i had 3 csections in a row and with my last child the doctors tld me dae had to place a iud in me becoz i cant get pregnant again becoz its a big risk for me my new born is 3 mnths goin on 4 months nd i want to remve mine tomorrow becoz drs a copper string hanging from the outside of me i feel fine doe bt im confused i thort da iud wud b betr dn da jab bt im wrng hpe things al work out for me i thought it was juc me bein depressed nd cryin im to young to be goin thru dis shouldve sed no

  39. LISA Reply

    i got pregant with the iud, i was alomst 2 months when i found out, i was rushed to the hospial where they told me i had to get a er surgury, i fainted in the lobby because the pain was so unreal!! doctor said if i had waited even 5 mintutes, i would have died!!!!

  40. AShley G Reply

    I have had my IUD for almost 2 years. During these 2 years I have had weight gain, anxiety, migraines, no sex drive, no energy, abdominal bloating pain, pelvic pain and heaviness, abnormal vaginal discharge, vaginal odor.
    I have cysts on both ovaries that seem to over grow and cause a lot of pain, lower back pain that radiates down my legs.
    In the past I spoke with my OBGYN’s PA about all my symptoms and she states that Mirena has the lowest hormonal out put, that she does not see why it would cause all these problems, she has the IUD herself and does not have any problems.
    After that I figured it was just me until I researched this and started seeing other people with similar symptoms.
    I was just diagnosed with Group B Streptococcus in my urine. I have never had any issues until I had this IUD put in. I have an appointment to have the IUD removed before it causes in more permanent damage if it has not already.

  41. BIOWA Reply

    I had the IUD for three years. No side effects and no pregnancies.
    Three months ago I had the following symptoms:
    kidney failure
    Fatty Live (I don’t drink)
    Increase of bacteria in my blood and abdominal area

    OB told me it was due to the IUD and I need to have it removed asap.
    Then she told me it caused CYST. Low and behold: I have CYSTS on my ovaries. CA 125 levels suggest cancer.
    Why is this not told to people? I trusted my doctors and my doctors trusted the FDA from researchers. Didn’t people report this? I am very confused.

  42. Felecia Reply

    I only had the IUD for 2&a half months. I had to get it removed because I was having really bad headaches, back pain, pains in my stomach, pelvic pain, anxiety, no energy, vaginal discharge, vaginal odor, mood charges. I also had to get it removed because it stated moving it self around. It was bad. I’m still having the pains after having it out for a couple days. I don’t recommend this product to anyone.

  43. Crystal Reply

    I got mine in 2006. I had the miserable three months and then things started to be normal except for a extremely terrible pain in my right hip (and sometimes left hip). I had just been pregnant and so I though it was because of that. A doctor told me later, that the Mirena had caused all my grief. I also started gaining weight like crazy and I brought this up to the doctor. I was told the Mirena had nothing to do with it. I thought that was just me too and so I started spending money on exercise training, natural supplements (which worked on everyone but ME, it seems). Seeing practitioners and trying to see what i could not lose weight. I even starved myself. NOW Mirena claims some people may have weight problems. This may not be important to you but, I lost a lot of money on this. Not to mention how it has hurt my lifestyle. People are not kind to those who are less than pretty/thin. I have been insulted to my face. This does not help me.

  44. Nicole Reply

    I had the mirena for 6 years I was getting really bad infections to the point they wanted to do surgery so I had it removed, then I got pregnant after a year with my little girl who was born blind :”( I have no idea why this would happen to me I did everything right..

  45. Tasia Reply

    While using the Mirena I was always sick, depressed , sleepy ,and gained weight. I was always dizzy and nauseous which all came at one and I would always begin to vomit I was actually rushed to the hospital once and was later sent home because they could not figure out why I was having these symptoms. Time went by and I finally found a doctor that accepted my Insurance which was Medicaid and she removed it. Upon removal I was in really bad pain and I asked why so she did a vaginal exam and sated my ovary was sitting on the Mirena and it was swollen which was the reason I always had pains. So she scheduled an ultrasound but I was given a run around from the clinic because it was a low cost clinic. Finally I went to a private PCP who rescheduled the ultrasound with a private facility. The day after having the ultrasound done I was rushed back to ER where I was in pain that I wouldn’t wish on anyone I began all the symptoms of vomiting dizziness etc. again so eventually they rushed me into surgery due to my ovary being without blood flow for to long and I was also given a blood transfusion while hospitalized. I’ve never experienced anything of this sort before having the IUD placed inside of me and I’m relieved to no longer have this horrific thing inside of me any longer I’ve been great ever since getting it out.

  46. Stephanie Reply

    I had the IUD for almost 3 years and for the first year it was great but then after that I gained 20 pounds I even tried a new diet to see if it would help but it didn’t,I was really depressed to the point I didn’t want to leave the house and I had horrible cramping all the time.I was in the hospital more then anything due to ovarian cystsand they also said I had a blood clot in the vein by my ovary.This is great if you like being in pain all the time.But after all that couple days ago it fell out and I didnt know it until I felt something weird and I went to the hospital and it was just sitting there inside.

  47. passion3flower Reply

    There’s a very informative site with lots of information on how to lose weight and get rid of the mirena iud side effects and find other natural birth control options. Check out: Her detox has also been immensely helpful to my recovery and I seriously recommend it

  48. Laura 13 Reply

    At the time I got Mirena, I was 10 years old. I needed it for heavy periods and my doctor said it was completely safe, painless, and that I’d recover quickly.

    Fast forward to after the operation. I was in a lot of pain and felt very sick. I remember waking up crying before even getting in the recovery room because it hurt so badly. The pain was like severe period cramps that would never stop. I had to stay in the hospital for 6 hours after the operation it was that bad…

    When I got home from the hospital, it wasn’t really any better… In fact I never recovered from it. I was always in pain and couldn’t eat because of it.

    Eventually my doctor said that the Mirena should be removed, as I had what may have been an allergic reaction to it. I got it removed, and I felt so much better and felt no pain for a change.

    Mirena ruined my life. If you’d like to know, I’m 13 as of now.

  49. Jessica Reply

    Hi I’ve also tried the marina ever since I’ve had it in I’ve had nothing but aerious problems. I’m 23 years old and i had a c-section on December 10, 2013 with my daughter in which i ended up getting a yest infection in my incision do to my allergic reaction to the staples. I ended up getting pergnant again right after in which i had to have an abortion do to medical issues. Which was April 16, 2014 and this same day i got the merina. Ever since then ive been having multiple problems like depression, short temper, constantly feeling confused emotions, abdominal pain on my right side, ive went to the clinic for a check up on my marina n explained everything to the physician and she told me to seek mental health and that the marina will not cause any of the problems i was have but yet i had a yest infection and a UTI Infection. And here i am now having chunks of meat that looks like pieces of raw vainy chicken pass every time i go pee i even had a chunck sitting on my underwear when i went to the restroom. Can someone give me advise as to what i should do please. I have 3 children, one thats going to be 3, a 1 1/2 year old and my baby thats 8 months and its really sucks feeling irritated All the time when i should be. So please give me advise because i was told i would be able to have the marina before 6months with medical reasoning or up to a year. Is that true?

  50. Melanie Reply

    I had the IUD inserted back in 2007, and I was in so much pain after then. I always had to lay down whenever the pain starts, I kept headaches, Lower adomen pain, it was very painful during and especially after intercourse. IUD has cause me so much pain while I had it in, til now it would not even become an option if I was asked again about receiving another one. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone to use.

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