A Florida woman has sued Bayer for injuries caused by the contraceptive device, Mirena. She is one of the first to claim that she suffered from painful bowel adhesions caused by the device migrating out of her uterus.
What Are Bowel Adhesions?
Adhesions are bands of fibrous tissues that form between the abdominal muscles and various organs. These adhesions are problematic because they cause the organs, tissues, and muscles in the abdominal cavity to stick together, rather than letting them slide against each other. Bowel or abdominal adhesions are especially dangerous because they can cause the small and large intestines to twist out of place. This results in an intestinal obstruction or complete blockage of material moving through the intestines. They can also cause infections in the intestines and uterus.
Chronic pain is the most common symptoms of adhesions. However, they are also known to cause more serious complications, such as female infertility, ectopic pregnancies, or repeated miscarriages.
Patients who undergo surgery in the abdominal region are more likely to develop adhesions. Surgery in the lower abdomen and pelvis, including gynecological operations like those to insert or remove IUDs such as Mirena, have an even greater risk of abdominal adhesions – 93 percent of patients who have such a surgery develop adhesions.
What’s Wrong with Mirena?
The Mirena IUD, as alleged in the Florida case, contributes to the increased risk of bowel adhesions because of the device’s tendency to migrate out of the uterus. Mirena is an intrauterine device that consists of a small t-shaped coil placed in the uterus that slowly releases a birth control hormone. It is a popular long-term form of birth control. However, women are finding that the device leaves the uterus, which then results in the various health problems, including the following: severe pain, bleeding, internal scarring, dizziness, pain during intercourse, pregnancy, headaches, heavy bleeding, and organ perforation/damage.
Women suffering from complications of the Mirena IUD often have to have the device removed or have the organ damage and tissue scarring in the abdominal repaired via surgery. By having surgery in the abdomen, women suffering from Mirena complications are at a much higher risk of abdominal or bowel adhesions.
Mirena IUD lawsuits are on the rise as more and more women begin to suffer from the complications of the device. The FDA even issued a warning to Bayer demanding the company stop providing misleading advertising and marketing information on Mirena that downplayed the risks of the device.
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