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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. Denisha Reply

    After I had my son about a year ago 2013 , I had quickly made an appointment to the midwife to have a Mirena (IUD) put in. And after a year and a half I notice I was feeling some sort of cramps almost similar to contractions. So I went to the hospital and the doctors told that I had an affection , so I told them to take it out. After I still haven’t got my period. I’m starting to wonder if something is seriously wrong because I can’t get pregnant and I’ve tried many times and have token many test and each one always came back negative.
    After looking up answers I noticed some women were getting the same problems as me and they soon filed for a lawsuit.
    I’m at that point where I think the IUD messed up my uterus and maybe the infection that the mirena cause could be the to why I can’t get pregnant , I’am at lost for words and need help right away!!! Because I am ready to conceive again but I don’t know if I can try any more.

  2. Amanda Reply

    I had the Mirena inserted in October 2010. At my last OBGYN visit the doctor could not see my strings, but did an ultrasound and claims IUD is still in my uterus. My recent blood work at my PCP revealed that I probably have an autoimmune disease because my ANA came back positive. She referred me to a rhumatologist for further testing.Many other women(according to internet research) also seem to have auto immune issues since having the Mirena. I have had many odd symptoms, and I am now convinced that the Mirena is the cause.My symptoms include, ovarian cysts, acne, back and pelvic pain, tingling/numbing in various parts of my body, hair loss, lack of sex drive, constant fatigue, lack of patience, constant feeling of being overwhelmed, and extreme moodiness Prior to having the Mirena placed I never had any of these problems or side effects. I was healthy. I am currently 31 years old and am making an appointment to have this IUD removed!

  3. Tiffany Reply

    I just got the Mirena put in on Wednesday August 27th. Since I got it put in, not even a week ago, I’ve been exhausted all the time, dizzy, nauseous, have had pain in my lower back, pain in my upper abdomen and sometimes in my sides. I’ve never felt like this before so I called the OB office and told them what was going on and they said “since you’re not having and lower pelvic pain, it’s not the Mirena”. I need to know if I should just get to removed now, before things get worse for me.

  4. Ashley Reply

    I’m February 2014 my Mirena had fell out after being in for almost a year (April 2014) I called my doctor immediately after noticing it took two weeks to get an appointment. I went in and the doctor did an ultrasound and said that my Mirena was still there. Since I did not physically still have my Mirena with me there was nothing to prove it was not there. Now I am currently pregnant because of all of this.

  5. Aubrey Reply

    6 dr visits later, 3 ultra sounds, 1 MRI and multiple failed retrieval attempts, I am told it must of feel out. So now they need to xray my tummy to double check. What did they see in the ultra sounds then? and before when I came in on my very first appt more than 2 months ago for the replacement?

  6. AnnG Reply

    The above sounds very similar to my issues since having the Mirena installed 12/2011 and removed 8/2012. I’ve been sick for four years now and still struggling. I lost 30 lbs in less than three months back in 2012 and continued to lose weight unexplained. I’m down 68 lbs, granted I was overweight to begin with and am thankful for that now. I had adrenaline rush/hot flush surges , nausea, and fatigue. I saw the Gastroenterologist and all tests came back negative. I had tests done (cortisol), which caused me to be recommended to an Endocrinologist. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism back in August 2013 and have had 3 CTs and a MRI of the pituitary gland to see if there were any issues with it. They found what they’re calling an anomaly, but nothing that requires further follow up. I was put on anti-nausea meds because of the nausea I get. My primary referred me to a holistic doctor to get another view on things. He ran a saliva test that revealed adrenal fatigue/exhaustion and premature ovarian failure. I’m showing the majority of the signs for Addison’s Disease. I was healthy before the Mirena was installed and haven’t been right since. It was a traumatic and stressful experience for me (I had adrenaline rushes w/hot flushes during the install & bled for 8 months; constant stress on the body/mind can cause the onset of adrenal issues). I struggle every day and have good and bad days. I now deal with ovarian cysts, back and pelvic pain, exhaustion, hair loss, lack of sex drive, can’t handle stressful situations, mood swings, and more.

  7. autumn Reply

    Hi, im autumn and i got my iud
    Bck in 2009 well at first i didnt really have any problems until abt 2 and a half years later.. Well i started having wierd,annoying,pains in my top abdominal well i went to the er numerous times to make sure it didnt move well every time i went they would do a pap smear and test to make sure i didnt have any diseases and always came bck negative wich i already new that but i also experienced very painful sex,loss of sex drive,fatigue,nausea,tender breast,,back pain,pelvic pain etc.. Well i had it removed abt a year later hoping that maybeall the trouble would stop well it didnt i still had the symptoms still but it is getting worse i have went to doctors plenty of times and they still can not understand why im having so much trouble so then they sent me to a nother doc to check if i had ovarian cycst supposedly i dont well then they put me on birth control for months said it would help with the discomfort when i have sex and increase my chances to have another child well it didnt help nor did i conceive and me and my husband have tried for years now with my first child i conceived him a month after i stop my bc some im pretty fertile… I just want answers for all the pain and stress it has caused me and i want a few more kids and i dont think i can have anymore.

  8. caroline Reply

    I have had the mirena out since 12-9-13 and its Bern a year now still no baby. I really hope one day I will be able to be a mother again.

  9. Brandi Reply

    I have had mirena for 5 years. First couPle of years were ok (especially due to not having periods) after that
    reoccurring ovarian cysts
    joint pain
    absolutely no sex drive
    SEVERE nausea
    abdomInal pain
    pain during intercourse
    Unable to lose weight. ( exercise all the time, always have)
    Breast cysts
    this birth control is very effective not only because of the hormones , but from how wonderful it makes you feel, and because you never want to have sex. I have never suffers symptoms like this before mirena.
    I’ve been to the doc and e.r. countless times and I’ve given them the mirena theory and they treat my like I’m crazy
    I’m sorry but I know my body, and I know what my life was like before mirena.
    The worst decision of my life. I’m glad everyone is sharing their stories to get the word out.
    nobody should lied to and nobody should have to live like this !!

  10. Sara Reply

    I have been on the mirena for over 8 years. I actually had a second one put in. I’ve been battling weight, depression, and adrenal fatigue along with other concerning issues. I just discovered it’s because of mirena. Shame on this product. There should be a shorter time limit on it. I’m so worried about how long it will take my body to recoup.

  11. Jordan Reply

    Hello, I’m 17 and I’ve been on the IUD since October of last year, when I first got it the pain was unbearable, I missed days of school, I cried, I didn’t eat, I was in so much pain the only thing I could do was lay with a heating bad. I have been constantly bleeding and cramping, I’m exhausted, my hips hurt, my back hurts. I’m 17, I shouldn’t hurt like this. I talked to my doctor she said my uterus was still swollen and me being only 17 I believed her, she put me on some kind of pill that stopped the period for two weeks in December, then it came back, I called her and told her maybe I should take it out and she said no I just needed to regulate my bleeding. She put me on birth control pills on top of my IUD, my grandmother is concerned that this is going to hurt me and ruin my chances of having children, I don’t know what to do anymore.

  12. Daniella Reply

    My name is Daniella Sandoval, i got the i.u.d Mirena on June 26, 2010 . i had gotten the five year plan , i had a lot of complications since , an hope i can still conceive after i get the surgery to get removed . I am scared do to the views an claims i have seen an hope since my five years is up my body is not as messed up as i think it is . please i hope someone can help.

  13. LaDonna Reply

    What about premature menopause brought on by this device? After having the device removed, I always suspected it sent me into premature menopause. I was barely in my 40s when it was removed, having had it placed after the birth of my daughter at 39. I’ve just researched this issue on the web, and you’d be amazed at the data and inquiries surrounding just this particular issue. I felt absolutely horrible when I had the device — always wondering if I was pregnant due to tender breasts, bloating, fatigue, nausea — and still to this day have not returned to my pre-Mirena health. Only had the device for 4-1/2 years because I couldn’t take it anymore, but period NEVER returned, not even spotting. I think this issue should be considered in the lawsuit claims because premature menopause is not just the absence of periods; there are more significant health issues involved — higher risk for stroke, cerebral aneurysm, heart disease, osteoporosis, loss of teeth. Yep, this explains it.

  14. Stephanie Reply

    I had the mirena IUD put in around 2004 and from the moment I got it I started having excruciating cramps, irregular heavy periods to just spotting, mood swings, fatigue, lack of patience and irritability and lost the urge to have sex and when I did it was very painful. I consulted doctor and was told the symptoms are “normal”. I had it removed a year early because I could not tolerate the pain I was experiencing any longer. When I had the device removed it was very painful but came out with extra effort the first time with out surgery, luckily. I had a history of PID but doctors didn’t seem too concerned with that issue when the IUD Was put in. Now, some 7 years later I am having very heavy periods with hemmoraging and clots every two weeks for 3 months then it subsided to 3-4 weeks in between cycles and my last one was actually 5 days late after waiting 31 days for period. (2 weeks ago). I am also experiencing a small protrusion or soft tissue mass on my left lower abdomen in pelvic area and fluttering or twitching maybe pulsating in that area constantly for last 2 weeks. I am concerned it could be cancer, cysts or fibroids or maybe bad scarring from IUD placement of 4 years. These could also be related to perimemopausal as well for I am 45. I am worried that the IUD could have caused ovarian cancer. I plan to see a doctor soon. Has anyone else experienced this and could I have a possible
    Lawsuit against mirena, I feel I was deceived and cheated out of 4 years of a “normal” healthy life because of their deception and now some years later am starting to experience the long term Effects of this device. Bad bad business ethics!

  15. Jennifer Reply

    I had my Mirena inserted in January of 2005. I had a regular period 3 months following then only spotting at random times, then nothing. I had it 5 years longer than recommended because I had no insurance and removed was $300. I have been experiencing multiple symptoms of menopause and everyone told me I was too young it must be something else. Well Monday of this week I finally had it removed. I addressed my concerns for menopause with my doctor. She order a test to measure FSH levels. I received my results today. I’m post menopausal at 33!!

  16. Stacey Reply

    I had Mirena for 5 years and had no periods during that time. I had it removed a year ago, and my period never returned. I have now been told that I am menopausal! I am only 44! This device is the devil!

  17. Kennedy Reply

    Has anyone every had a stroke form the IUD? I was just released form the hospital Friday because I had a stroke that ultimately caused me to have a seizure. I am only 24, very healthy; no risk factors for stroke or seizures. They took some blood and had it sent off to make sure I don’t have some type of blood disorder. I was also told I needed to get my IUD removed ASAP; does anyone have any advice…

  18. Christina Reply

    I had the mirena put in 4-5 months ago. Since I have had spotting most of the month, never sure when I’m having a period or getting a period because I’m much of the month bleeding. I have tingling, numbness and pain in several parts of my body including my hands, feet, knees, nose. My balance is off when I walk because my feet are numb. I can barely drive can’t grasp the steering wheel because my hands hurt so bad or are numb. I’m a hairstylist/ Esthetician I use my hands for everything but I drop my tools because everytime I use my hands they fall asleep. I cannot pick up my children because I am too weak. I’ve had blood work for every test I can have them run only a vitamin D defiency has shown up which I’ve never had before. I have had X-rays in my neck and back. Have an upcoming internal medicine appt. Was referred to physical therapy by my dr. Asked if it could be the mirena one dr. Told me I have no idea if it’s mirena related he ddnt knw much about the device. I complained to another about my spotting and bleeding all the time she said that was normal with mirena it could take 6 mos to regulate. I just want my body to function right am afraid I’ll be in a wheel chair soon. I have an appt. In a week to have the mirena removed.

  19. alicia Reply

    I will never get this this again or recommend it. I had it in for only 5 month after having my 3rd child. I went to the er with stomach pain and because I had the iud they didn’t do a pregnancy test and just said I must have a viral infection and left it at that. I ended up calling my doctor about a month later with the same pains my doctor did a mess of test and called about a hour later to tell me i was pregnant and made a appointment to get the iud removed. Then 2 days later with the pain getting worse i called my doctor again to see if we could do it sooner thedoctor on call told me to go to the er right away so after work I went. They did both ultrasounds in which I heard the heart beat. Then the er doctor came in told me I was 2 months 2 months now remember I only had the iud for 5 months anyway and they said I had to have emergency surgery cause the baby was in my tube and it could rupture at any moment. So in the end I had surgery where they had to remove my whole tube abort the baby and oh yea I’m allergic to the meds to knock you out so I stopped breathing during surgery. Never again.

  20. Julia Reply

    I am 35 yo, up at 2am with night sweats as I type this after Mirena removal 8 months ago. Had two of these devices in from 2008-2012 and 2012-early 2015. I had it removed because of reading about health risks associated with long term use and break through bleeding with the second one. I’m convinced the second one caused a cervical erosion or ectropion which has lead to over a year of post-coital and breakthrough bleeding. I’m feeling so worried that my hormones are permanently out of whack because of this device. I too experienced feeling severe unexplained depression, loss of libido, and anxiety when I had the device. That is all much better now, but hopefully not because I’m perimenopausal. Doctor has suggested hysterectomy and synthetic hormone therapy, or birth control pills none of which I am very thrilled about. I’ve paid $1,000 so far to diagnose what they thought was cervical cancer but are actually permanent cervical changes brought on by Mirena. If I have to do a hysterectomy, who knows how much that will cost. If you are reading this, do NOT get this device. There are thousands of women regretting buying in to the Mirena craze. Remember– If it seems to good to be true, it usually is.

  21. Tiffanie Reply

    I had Mirena placed in July 2014. By August I had gained 10 pounds (which continued every month for about 5 months) and started feeling seriously depressed had NO energy. By February of 2015 I finally decided to get blood work done and it was discovered that my thyroid was seriously malfunctioning to the point that I could have slipped into a coma. TSH should be 0.3-3.0 but mine was 175. They immediately put me on medication. At which point my Endocrine specialist put me on too high a dose. I ended up with a TSH of 0.007 and a heart condition called hashitoxicosis. After all I have read online I’m beginning to think the start of all these health issues was Mirena.

  22. Nicole Reply

    I had the mirena loud for about 2 years. I barely had any periods and my abdominal was so swollen , I was wearing sweats and stretchy short due to it. I suffered for infection after infection. So I finally had it removed Oct 2013… after it was removed , I had a very heavy period for about 8 days, then I was back to wearing my size 14 jeans. I went from an 18 to14 in 8 days. Crazy right? On Valentine’s day 2014 ,4 months later I found out I was pregnant. She was born Oct 2014. Out of three kids , she was the only one born with ear tags. My ex sister in laws daughter was conceived about three months after her iud was removed , and she was born with the same ear tags. Coincidence? I don’t think so…

  23. ellen Reply

    I am having a very similar experience – enlarged pituitary gland, weight gain, exhaustion al lthe time, Want this thing OUT!!!

  24. Elie Reply

    I GOT THIS AFTER HAVING MY CHILD APRIL OF 2014. I HATED THIS BC. WAS ALWAYS A PROBLEM EVEN WITHOUT INTERCOURSE. I was only 17 at the time and I felt very uncomfortable with it . Then I couldn’t feel it so I had to go to the doctors and they didn’t feel it. I guess it fell out on its own! Even when it was still in I had very painful sex and still do to this day. I still have the same partner so nothing has changed. This is ruining my life the pain is actually very painful every single time. I hate this birth control. I feel as if it’s ruined my insides forever.

  25. Michelle Reply

    In 2007 I had it placed, within six months I had extreme fatigue, very pale skin, extremely painful inner course, finally I went to the ER, I was in so much pain, hurled over in a fetal position. They did a ultra sound, the Mirena was all the way over to the right side of my uterus, along with a lot of scar tissue that they could see. They said the scar tissue was most likely from the mirena moving around so mucg.They weren’t able to remove the Mirena at the ER. I had to wait for appointment with my OBGYN. He removed it and asked if I wanted a new one I firmly said no. Since then my periods are irregular, I have scar tissue that grows out side of my uterus, my new OBGYN says it from mutilation from inside of my uterus. When I seen the law suits advertised on TV I think in 09 I contacted them and I told them what happened and they said I don’t quifiy for a law suit. Everyday I’m in pain. Please ladies don’t ever get a IUD.

  26. ami Reply

    Had the mirena coil put in August 2011 for 5 yrs. Noticed symptoms first a year later after insertion. Always felt nausea and fatigue. Have two children so still constantly on the go but felt exhausted and like a zombie. As time went on became more irritable and developed anxiety. Snapped at the slightest of things and felt overwhelmed eventually being like this for a few years i went to my GP and was put on Fluoxetine i think it is like prozac it was supposed to help with mood swings and anxiety. I just didnt understand why i became like this. I am quite a calm and relaxed person. I eat healthy most of the time. I dont drink or smoke. Before the coil i didnt find it very hard to lose weight but i noticed with the coil it would take so long and practically not eat anything. if i didnt exercise for the week i would gain about 4lbs. My stomach was always bloated and when i told the nurse who removed it said it can cause bloating. It has only been a few days it as been removed but I do feel more energetic. To sum up my symptoms, weight gain, reddish face looks light rash, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, nausea and had to be put on medication. After reading others symptoms i would never have it again!

  27. Amber Reply

    Hello, My name is Amber and I got my Mirena put in July 2012 when I was in the Marine Corps because I had very bad, heavy and painful periods. When I go it put in it hurt because I never had kids but after a few month my periods just stopped which I was told was one of the side effects. Dont get me wrong I love not having a period. Occasionally I will get severe cramps tho and it sucks because it feels like im being stabbed in my lower abdomen. I have also had a a severe drop in my libido and I really dont want sex at all. When I do it is extremely painful no matter the position. Since I got it in I have also been having moderately severe vertigo. Ill loose all hearing in my left ear and Ill get a long-lasting migraine with dizziness and nausea. The doctors cant figure out what is wrong. I have gone for check ups recently since I go out of the Corps and they cannot find my Mirena now. I was told it may have fallen out but I am waiting for an appointment for an ultrasound. I really hope this isnt the cause of my constant fatigue either. I really wanted to get it replaced for another 5 years coming this July but Im not sure if i should now. What do you guys think I should do??

  28. Carla Reply

    I had the mirena inserted in spring 2008. I was a year into it when my problems started. Episodes of low blood sugar, extreme fluctuations in fluid retention (8-10 pounds in a day). I had to go to the emergency room because I couldn’t breathe. I was diagnosed with pleurisy. The doctor didn’t believe that I was 10 pounds lighter the day before. I now believe it was a fluid issue around my lungs. About 2 years into the iud my breasts became so severely sore they were untouchable. At that time I cold not feel the strings of the iud anymore. I went to the doctor and described all of my problems and was told everything was fine. No one could explain the sore breasts that were continuous. I took pregnancy tests for a few months that were all negative and then just believed I was crazy. I started bleeding at the end of November. By this point I was over going to seek medical help because I had been told so many times nothing was wrong with me. On December 28th, 2010 I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I was told to go to the ER. At this point I had been bleeding for more than 5 weeks. The ultrasound showed something on my tube. I was taken into emergency surgery where they looked to see if I had an ectopic pregnancy and took out the iud. When I woke up the first feeling I had was that my breasts were not sore for the first time in 9 months! I lost that baby. My body bled for about 8 more weeks. My period was never “normal” again, but I was pregnant by June. After that pregnancy (I was 34). My body never returned to normal and was told I was in the early stages of menopause. I now have periods for 10 days out of every 21 on a good month. I truly believe the mirena ruined my body. I would tell any person that is not done having children to not put it in their body.

  29. Sylvia Reply

    I had the mirena placed about 7-8 weeks after my second child. The first month was fine. Then the second month came the painful intercourse and just to touch my abdomen was torture, i was always In so much pain. Always felt bloated, had hot flashes, nauseand headaches. I went to my OBGyn, about 2 months after she inserted it, To figure out what was going on. During the exam she asked if I wanted it removed and I said yes. She was not able to find it during the exam and wanted me to schedule ultrasound to see if it had moved. During this visit I left urine sample to rule out infection. And this is where I found out I was pregnant again. She explained the risks of ectopic pregnancy now bc of Mirena is still somewhere in there and they needed to get it out. She said if I felt any pain to go to ER. The next morning sure enough I was In the ER. Pelvic pain that dropped me to my knees while taking a shower. Did ultra sound and immediately after I was being prepped for emergency surgery. My Fallopian tube burst and I was having internal bleeding. I lost the baby and my right Fallopian tube, during surgery they also removed my IUD. It has been one year now and I have not been able to get pregnant and I’m still having Pain and irregular periods. I have never had problems getting pregnant before, I’ve never had irregular periods before the Mirena. I have always been healthy and now I’m not sure if I’ll ever get pregnant again.

  30. Barbara Reply

    I’m on the 2nd mirena and I’ve had elevated high cholesterol, severe pain in my back, severe swelling in my left leg and constant burning as well, unexplained knee burning, insomnia, and now full post menopausal result. I’ve had several test to explain the leg swelling but nothing found for the cause of it. I’m wondering if the mirena side effects are the cause of my pain. I’ve also lost my sex drive, have mood swings, have had 3 fractures within the time frame of having the mirena, lack of energy to do daily routines, vision impairment, no periods for 10 years, weight gain. I’m due to get the mirena out this year. I’ve requested to get Pap smears done while on the mirena but was told I couldn’t get one for 4 years due to the recommendation of the hospital policy. I’ve had to take sleeping pills, diet pills, water pills to help counter the side effects. I’m really concerned on what issues I will encounter once it comes out in ages months.

  31. josie Reply

    My daughter who is now 23 yrs old had Mirena insertion about 2 years ago. She’s relatively in good health but recently from her PCP routine visit they found that her kidney functions was about 30% due to the high creatnine level. A kidney biopsy was ordered along w/ many blood works but doctros found nothing unusual. She doesn’t take any type of medication and nothing has change in past 3 yrs except for the Mirena insertion. Nephrologist suspected acute insterstitial nephritis so she was prescribed to take high dose steroids. It has been almost 3 weeks on high dose but labs shows kidney functions to be the same. Since the diagnosis was inconclusive our next step to have her undergo another biopsy and see if there’s anything we missed. I strongly believe that this could have been from the Mirena for there was nothing else that she’ve done differently.

  32. Paula Reply

    What about cardiac arrythmia? I expericienced this and has been an ongoing problem since my second mirena insertion. I have found many women in forums with the same complaint. Thousands of dollars in exploratory surgeries to find the cause but nothing. I even have an implanted loop recorder now. I’ll never know if I’m actually having a heart attack because the symptoms are the same. Recently, a new gyno was surprised that my cardiologist had not recommened mirena removal as it was a known issue yet I have found no warning to this effect.

  33. Tiffany Reply

    I am a 42 year old who had 2 Mirena’s in a 10 year time span. Two years ago I began to have hot flashes (thought I was having a heart attack). Testing revealed I was postmenopausal and was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm). This was a shock because I was in physically good health and had no prior warning as perimenopause. In the last two years, I have gained middle weight, suffer with hot flashes, joint pain and extreme fatigue. I had no reproductive problems prior to the Mirena and had 2 healthy pregnancies with no trouble getting pregnant and regular mens cycles every 28 days since being a teenager. Something has affected my body and think that the Mirena was the culprit! I have been suffering tremendously for the last two years. I cannot believe so many others have similar symptoms!

  34. Elizabeth Reply

    Hello I’m 50 years old been on mirena twice for 8 years total starting back in 2005 and again in 2012. When I first got on mirena it was for birth control, I was a very healthy, active woman no health problems. Then after the insertion came weight gain, depression, high blood pressure, headaches, acne, brain zaps (mini seizures), insomnia and 3 years later, miscarriage. I didn’t know I was pregnant. I had it removed on the 2010 and was put on birth control pills,I didn’t stay on them but I noticed my periods was extremely heavy to the point of no sleep, using bladder control pads, exhaustion,I couldn’t go anywhere, I even slept with towels under me if I could sleep. So after months of this happening I told my doc and she suggested mirena back in 2012,I took it in….. Again. Later that year I ended up in er with extreme pain that even morphine couldn’t stop turns out I had ovarian torsion, if I didn’t have the emergency surgery I could’ve died but they didn’t take out the mirena. A year later I had my first bout with gout. No matter how much water I consumed I was dehydrated plus I was taking hbp pills. 2015 extreme hbp highest was 220/100, almost died again, still on mirena. I told the doctors I’m on it and I want it out. I was ignored. On the pamphlet it says if the patient has extreme high blood pressure remove the mirena, nothing. I had to beg to get it out!! It was taken out and I was back to the extreme heavy bleeding again. So on March 20,2017, I had a hysterectomy. Thank you Bayer for ruining my life. P.S I also have kidney stones.

  35. Reyna Reply

    Okay so I had my son now 3 yrs old June 2014. I got the Mirena put in at my six week check up!!!! I bled alot almost for a week I couldn’t bend over because I would feel poking! That was for like 2 weeks. Eventually it stopped. 1yr. 1/2 later I got pregnant with the Mirena!!!! Mu Dr said maybe it fell and I didn’t notice it. So around 5 months I got a ultrasound and it didn’t show I had it so I thought okay maybe while I’m delivering it will appear. But I was wrong no IUD now my baby is 7months, and for the past 2 months I haven’t been myself!!!! I have really bad mood swings, headaches, dizziness, some memory loss, Lower pain, pain on one side, and lower back pain. I have to wait until September to go into the Dr.

  36. Karen Reply

    I had the Merina put in October 2015, after I had it put in I started having pain in my lower left side, I saw my OB doctor about it several times he said there might be a cyst on my ovaries and it should go away on its own, the pain wouldnt go away so i went back he said maybe it was an infection he gave me antibodicts didnt work, he then did a pelvic ultrasound and a vaginal ultrasound and didn’t find anything wrong. so finally in November of 2016 I had him remove it, it hurt so much he looked surprised when it came out and said it was because it had attached itself to the wall of my uterus. I’ve had pain daily in the same spot on my left side ever since. haven’t been able to exercise the same because it’ll start hurting to much, it hurts if I lay certain ways. I definitely wouldn’t recommend getting one.

  37. laurel Reply

    I had the Mirena placed 8 weeks post-partum. WIthin 3 weeks I was suffering from unmanageable heart burn, bouts of nausea, diarrhea. Within 6 weeks I was unable to eat. I struggled to keep down food and even water. I was so nauseous I would throw up stomach bile all through out the day and be up with diarrhea in the middle of the night. I had sever fatigue, dizziness, and felt unbalanced and clumsy. I could barely pick up my son- every task was exhausting. It was hard for me to concentrate and I felt like I was in a permanent state of fogginess. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months. Eventually getting down to a mere 93.5 lbs. I made an appointment to have the Mirena removed and my symptoms gradually got better over a period of 2 months. I struggled to gain back weight and feel normal again. The Dr who removed my Mirena had blood tests done. My liver was showing signs of extreme failure. After multiple ultra-sounds, an endocrinologist, gi doctor and internist I still don’t have a definitive answer to my problems but have had many things ruled out. Eventually my liver blood enzymes returned to a normal, non-failing result. Unfortunately I am now showing signs of auto-immune disorder. All of this occurred directly after the Mirena insertion and improved directly after its removal. Use extreme caution with this IUD. It is dangerous!

  38. Regina Reply

    Had Mirena put in and with no change in diet, I put on 60 pounds in 6 months. Prior to Mirena my weigh had stayed at a steady number. My Doctor said it was not the IUD. I have not gained any more weigh since I had it removed. The wost hing is I have not lost the 60 pounds either. I had a gastric bypass. I can not eat large volume of food. I am also fighting an autoimmune disease!

  39. Danielle Reply

    I had the mirena put in after my first child when I was 19. I had it removed two years later due to pain, and it came out just fine. For about 4 years, I suffered through horrible cramps, extremely heavy and inconsistent periods, and painful intercourse. Finally fed up with all of this, I told my doctor he absolutely needed to check me out, and I refused to take no for an answer. Come to find out, I had developed PCOS, which I had never had prior. A few months after this discovery, I was having more pain than usual, and scheduled an appointment. Two weeks later, I am having my left ovary removed at the age of 25. The PCOS, which my doctor said was likely caused by having had the mirena, had developed a cyst so large, it engulfed my entire ovary. I am now 27, I have only one ovary left, and I’m experiencing the same issues all over again. My doctor told me when he removed my ovary that it was highly likely it would happen to the remaining one. Because of something I was told was safe, I will now how to suffer through this pain until they remove my remaining ovary, after which I will be forced to go through menopause long before I should have.

  40. Teresa Reply

    I am 26 years old. Just had my second iud removed 3 days ago due to hair thinning. I was and am still not sure if it is the leading cause but when I googled “mirena with hair thinning” it was all over the internet. Not to mention I saw a derm and was told my cause did not seem to be one from hereditary. I had the mirena for 9 years. I also suffered constant discomfort in my abdominal area throughout the years but really never put two and two together until now that my stomach actually feels normal. During my first yr with the iud I brought up the discomfort to my obgyn and she ordered a sono where she noticed cysts that “erupt when I ovulate, but are small”, that the discomfort was normal, so I started to think maybe I was just over thinking it. Another kid at my age was not an option so I stuck it out. At 19 I started to notice hair thinning and never associated it with the mirena until 6 years later that it is noticeably worse and no doctor can explain the reason behind it.

    I also experienced constant joint pain and mood swings with it but I’m not certain if the mirena is to blame.

    All in all I loved my Mirena IUD, up until my thin hair took a toll on my self confidence. I just hope I don’t end up with PCOS.

  41. Crystal Reply

    I started Mirena right after my son was born in April 2008; May 2010, I noticed a lump in my throat and was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in October 2010. I was never made aware of any negative side effects from this contraceptive. I had my thyroid removed and have been on several types of medications ever since. The side effects from this have been a lot to deal with. It’s unfortunate that the warnings are out there.

  42. Shannon Reply

    I got the marina in March 2010 a few months went by no issues. The at my 6 month mark I felt a stabbing pain on my right side. Went to the ob and was told there’s nothing wrong. The pain continued and my period started to get heavier, so I went to another dr they said the same thing. I found out I had cyst on my ovaries in 2012. But yet another dr told me that it was fine and normal. When I got together with my fiance in 2013 he told me that he could feel the coil. That summer I was in bed the whole time. Went to see yet again another dr and they again told me that it was in place. So I dealt with this pain till March of 2015 when removed it was inbeadded in my uterus. He just ripped it out. I bleed for 3 months after it was finally removed. The pain was still there but even worse. Around my 4 month after finally getting it removed I found out I was pregnant with my son. The pain was still there but not as severe. After my son was born the pain came back full force and I was diagnosed with pcos. Been treating this for 2.5 years. I didnt have any issues before I got the marina. I just found out that I might have endrmetroices too. I’m scheduled for a historectimy in November. Praying this takes away this pain 9 years of dealing with this has caused me to have severe anxiety, severe depression,anxiety, migraine headaches have gotten a lot worse,and PTSD due to the pain, and other things that has happened to me. I want to know how I go about getting involved with this lawsuit. I’m tired of this pain. I cant work, bearly able to do normal tasks.

  43. Moira Reply

    I had Mirena put in 7 months ago and started having some weird tingling and shocking pains in my wrists and neck/shoulders the same day. My doctor didn’t believe me and told me to give it a few months. At first the cramps were bad, there was a lot of pain and bloating but things seemed fine for the first month while I was mostly taking Ibuprofen every day. Then, I started to stink. The cramps became worse than ever, I became anxious and extremely emotional. My libido was nonexistant, but that may just be because all of the side effects were making me feel disgusting. If I did ever have sex, I bled and cramped a lot afterward.

    After a few months my knees started hurting during and after runs. Then my left knee became so bad that it’s hard for me to lower myself onto a toilet, or lift my leg up onto the bed. I can walk and stand but can’t bend or get up easily. If I need to kneel down at work, I cannot get myself up without assistance (it’s embarrassing).
    Now I’m in my 7th month with this IUD. I have an appointment in a few weeks to get it removed even though my doctor doesn’t think these things are related.

    In the past two months I’ve started experiencing numbness/tingly in my feet and hands. Pain in my back, neck and shoulders. Soreness in the tendons behind my knees and in my forearms and terrible pain in my knees. I also have pain in my finger joints when writing by hand, sewing, or typing. I got bloodwork done just in case and everything looked good except for a slightly low vitamin D3 level, so I started taking multivitamins with more Vitamin D but nothing has changed.

  44. Kay Reply

    I first started out with the Skyla iud in 2017, I had it for a year and my periods were terrible !! Once I stopped bleeding for months , I got my period regularly and it lasted 2 weeks every month. In October 2018 , I was recommended to switch my iud to the mirena. Worse decision of my life !! The doctor put it in wrong the first time and the second time she put it in she struggled for a good 15 minutes to find it….that same month i got the iud , I discovered a lump which I’ve been told is my lymph node in my “groin area”. I went back & forth to my obgyn from October-December , I think in mid November or early December I discovered the second swollen lymph node in my groin area. The obgyn could not tell me what it was , on January 28th I switched obgyn’s again and now I have a Bartholin cyst in my uterus which is painful asf btw and two swollen lymph nodes. After reading so many horror stories I am ready to just be done with birth control all together !

  45. Courtney Reply

    I got the Mirena put in March of 2017 had lower abdominal pains so dr had sonograms done, nothing was wrong, Jan of 2018 felt for the strings they were gone but I found it on the floor, 2weeks later I was pregnant along with a new skin disease hydranitis superativa which I never had before the Mirena so now I’m pregnant and have painful boils under my arms, Valentine’s Day comes I miscarry the saddest day ever, 6 months later boom pregnant again soon as I missed my period and got excited took three test to make sure 2 days later miscarriage again sadness all over again, now feb 2,2019 missed period that day and took four test until today and just like that I’m bleeding and losing the baby yet again, let alone I’m still battling the Hs apparently it came from the hormone imbalance from the Mirena, but I’m so hurt and can’t believe the Mirena did all this to me, I’ve never had a miscarriage in my life til this Mirena, I want answers and want to be able to actually go full term with a pregnancy which seems impossible because I’ve been pregnant in an year span three times and haven’t made it more than five weeks. And my vision got worse but didn’t know that was a side effect just thought that work and computers made it worse til I read all these stories. This bc needs to b taken off the market and they need to help all the women that are suffering from their product.

  46. Chasity Reply

    I’ve always had some sort of birth control due to being fertile myrtle. I’ve been on numerous types of BC pills, nuva ring, depo shot, patches, etc.
    After my son was born I got the mirena put in 2015, the first year was fine. After that I’ve had nothing but problems. I have been to my obgyn several times and they would just blow it off like it’s normal! They would claim that they could take it out, but the mirena is the most affective to not get pregnant, and that I wouldn’t find another form of BC as goood as the mirena and many other things! I should have switched drs then but I had never been to another dr, and this same dr delivered my child and I had seen this dr multiple times, so I listened to the dr, blew off what I was feeling, and did not get it removed.
    I’ve not had a period in 3 years, but after sex I always cramp and hurt horribly and start spotting. I have migraines all the time, my boobs hurt all the time, I rarely want sex, I’m moody, my vision is blurry, I’ve gained 40 + pounds, My thyroid is messed up, acne is ridiculous and have had to start seeing a dermatologist, my hair is thinning and falling out, and now I can’t find the mirena. I am going to a new dr next week to see what is going on. I don’t know if it’s fell out or dislodged and moved somewhere else! 2 ppl that I know have had to have theirs surgically removed in the last year due to the mirena moving and getting lodged in their uterus. I am only 27 and I hope the mirena has not ruined my body! This product should be took off the market! And I honestly hope everyone that reads these comments listens to what is being said! Mirena is no good! Stay away!!!!

  47. Fernanda Reply

    I started with this Mirena birth control in December after 2 kids I decided to start with BC, this was the worst decision I’ve ever made. I had to go to an emergency room yesterday from a crucial pain it almost felt like I was giving birth, after hours in the hospital and all the testing doctors found out I had an ectopic pregnancy and it had burst so I had to go through surgery to get the fetus remove and Fallopian tube. THIS IS THE WORST WAY TO PREVENT PREGNANCY. Please women out there don’t do it it’s not effective at all!!!!

  48. Erin Reply

    After not being able to get to a DEPO shot appointment, due to an employer not allowing me the time off for a medical appointment(that supervisor was released of their duty for the denial) I suffered for months with horrific periods. I was not able to be put back on depo, due to what they say was high blood pressure. OK, fine. What were the other options, and my Dr at the time said the Mirena IUD would be ideal. I did not and do not want kids, and it was explained that because I have not had kids, the insertion would be painful, and there would be some pain, and bleeding for a few months-and then all should be good – this was done 7/5/17.
    Well, flash forward almost 2 years – bleed super heavy for the first 8 months, and was told that was “normal” and it should balance out. OK, Dr knows best. Since then I have irregular, and break through bleeding EVERY month. I get the start of migraines, cramping at times. The acne is my tale-tale sign that my cycle is going to start. My vision has gone down hill, I would say over the past 2 years as well.
    Made an appointment, with my new Dr., to have the IUD removed, and see what other options I have available to me –

  49. Sara Reply

    I started using the Mirena to stop my periods. My periods were always so harsh on me. I’ve been on it for a year now and seems that my hair has grown shorter. My hair had stopped growing and the longest hairs had fallen out. I can’t seem to grow them back. Many people have noticed. Will my lost hair ever come back?

  50. Angela Reply

    By the time I paid attention to what was happening to my body it was too late. I lost all body hair; legs, arms, fingers smooth as if they were waxed, and most of all my eyebrows are completely gone they use to be so thick, and the hair in the top of my head got very thin.

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