Over 2 million women have used IUD's as their preferred contraceptive because of its suggested advantages in terms of longevity (it's marketed to last up to 5 years), and because it does not have to be a part of a daily regimen. However, the FDA now has 45,000 reports from women across the United States, reporting severe side effects and in some cases catastrophic and permanent injuries. Ovarian cysts are among the most common reported side effects from the users of Mirena®.
An ovarian cyst occurs when a follicle morphs into a fluid-filled sac instead of releasing an egg, and while for the most part are harmless - if untreated, can lead to severe complications and injuries. If the cyst goes undetected and/or untreated, it can burst and mayrequire treatment and sometimes surgery.
According to published studies an estimated 12% of women using Mirena® developed ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts can become severe health complications and symptoms of an ovarian cyst caused by an IUD include:
- Pelvic pain
- Frequent urination
- Pressure in your bowels
- Menstrual irregularities
- Pain while defecating
- Breast tenderness
If you have or are experiencing any of these symptoms and have been using Mirena®, it is imperative you consult with your doctor to avoid further complications.
Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena®, has put aside over $700 million for settlement of their combination birth control pill Yaz® and now faces litigation from women across the country that have been injured by using Mirena®.
As with almost any personal injury claim there is a statute of limitations, meaning that if you or a loved one have been injured through the use of Mirena® it is important you know your legal rights and consult a Mirena® Lawsuit attorney immediately.