For family planning, millions of women rely on birth control methods. Intrauterine devices are among the many forms of birth control available in the United States (IUDs). The Mirena IUD is a popular IUD utilised by many women.
What is an Intrauterine Device?
IUDs or intrauterine devices are inserted into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. They are small plastic devices with two strings that resemble the letter “T.” During an outpatient procedure in the doctor’s office, the IUD is inserted into the woman’s uterus by a doctor.
IUDs are reversible, long-term birth control options. They are currently one of the most effective birth control methods available. In the United States, several types of IUDs are authorised for use, including copper IUDs and hormonal IUDs.
Hormonal IUDs are Mirena IUDs. The device releases hormones to increase its effectiveness as a method of birth control.
What is the Mirena Crash?
The Mirena Crash refers to a cluster of symptoms experienced by some women after the Mirena IUD is removed. Women have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild to incapacitating. The symptoms may persist for several weeks to months or longer.
Among the Mirena Crash symptoms reported by women are the following:
- emesis or nausea
- Hair loss
- Painful intercourse
- Abnormal weight gain
- Breast sensitivity
- Reduced sexual desire
- Disinterest in regular activities
- Depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, and suicidal ideation are symptoms of bipolar disorder.
- Relationship maintenance difficulties due to emotional side effects
- stomach ache
Women who experience severe Mirena Crash symptoms may miss time from work and have difficulty carrying out daily tasks. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any adverse symptoms after the removal of a Mirena IUD. Your doctor can diagnose any issues and help you develop a treatment plan to manage the Mirena Crash’s side effects.
What Causes the Mirena Crash?
When in place, the Mirena IUD releases a synthetic hormone (levonorgestrel). After the IUD is removed, the body is forced to once again produce the hormone progesterone. However, it may take a while for the body to respond and begin producing adequate progesterone levels.
Hormonal fluctuations may play a role in the development of symptoms associated with the Mirena Crash. If the body is slow to resume production of progesterone, the hormonal balance that results may also be a factor. Hormonal imbalances can result in a variety of long-lasting side effects and symptoms.
Numerous adverse reactions and side effects have been associated with the Mirena IUD. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, the manufacturer of Mirena. The lawsuits allege that women who used the Mirena IUD suffered injuries, damages, and losses.
Among the risks and side effects associated with the Mirena IUD are, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Abnormal bleeding
- Inflammatory Pelvic Disease (PID)
- Intrauterine pregnancy
- ovarian cancer
- Cysts of the ovary
Companies are required to provide adequate warnings of possible risks and adverse effects associated with the use of a drug or medical device. Providing warnings does not, however, absolve a company of all responsibility for injuries caused by a medical device. If a woman is injured or harmed as a result of using the Mirena IUD, she may be eligible for compensation.
Filing a Lawsuit for Mirena Crash or Other Mirena IUD Injuries
If you have developed symptoms of the Mirena Crash or other conditions after using the Mirena IUD, you can discuss your options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages with a product liability attorney or defective medical device attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for compensation for:
- Medical expenses and costs
- Income, wages, and benefits lost
- Emotional suffering, such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- Mental suffering
- Physical suffering and pain
- Permanent impairments
However, there is a deadline for filing a Mirena claim. To protect your legal rights, it would be ideal if you acted quickly. The majority of Mirena attorneys provide free consultations so that you can obtain the information you need to decide how to protect your right to fair compensation.
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