Mark Roman | January 6, 2022 | Product Liability
The Mirena IUD is one of the most popular intrauterine contraceptive devices on the market. Mirena IUDs are often recommended by gynecologists, as the brand has a reputation for being a convenient and effective long-term birth control option.
Despite its popularity, the Mirena IUD has been known to create problems for users. One complaint against the Mirena IUD is that it sometimes moves out of its original position. In addition to creating health concerns, an improperly placed IUD can fail to provide adequate protection as a contraceptive.
Because of the known risk of failure for the Mirena IUD, there have been numerous recalls and lawsuits against its creator, Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
If you’re using or have used a Mirena IUD, you should know the signs of a misplaced IUD. You should also know what to do when your intrauterine device has moved out of position.
What Are the Signs of a Mirena IUD that Has Moved?
A Mirena IUD is a T-shaped piece of plastic. Once it’s inserted into the uterus, it should remain in position until it is removed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
If you suspect your Mirena IUD has come out of place, the first thing to do is perform a self-check.
- No strings within reach
- Strings that have shortened or lengthened
- Strings that seem to be different lengths
You shouldn’t be able to feel the IUD – just the strings. If you can feel plastic, this is another sign your Mirena IUD has shifted position.
Other possible symptoms of a displaced Mirena IUD include:
- Abnormal discharge
If you’re concerned that your Mirena IUD isn’t positioned where it should be, you should call your doctor immediately and schedule an exam.
What Are the Risks of an IUD that Moves?
If your Mirena has moved after insertion, you’re at risk of the contraceptive failing to do its job. This can result in an unplanned pregnancy.
When a Mirena IUD has moved position, it also poses the threat of health issues that range from inconvenient to severe. A displaced IUD can cause:
- Abdominal pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
The most serious consequence of a displaced Mirena IUD is the risk of organ perforation.
When a Mirena IUD moves, it can cut through the uterus. It’s also possible for the device to move into the abdominal cavity.
A displaced Mirena IUD can cause organ damage. At particular risk of injury are the:
- Fallopian tubes
Injuries can result in difficulty conceiving. A displaced IUD can also cause bowel perforations and lacerations.
A Mirena IUD can come out of place without any symptoms, too. A monthly check is recommended to ensure the device remains correctly positioned.
What Should I Do If My Mirena IUD Moved?
If you suspect that your Mirena IUD has moved, you should contact your doctor immediately.
If you’ve been injured by a displaced Mirena IUD, you may want to consult with a lawyer. Injuries caused by the Mirena IUD can be grounds for a medical malpractice or product liability lawsuit.
Legal action may result in compensation for any medical bills incurred. It’s also possible to receive compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress brought about by the injuries and their long-term consequences.
If you’ve been injured by a displaced Mirena IUD, you’re not alone. Consulting with medical malpractice or product liability attorney can help you learn whether a lawsuit is a possibility. An attorney will also assess how much compensation you may qualify for.
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