The increasingly popular intrauterine device Mirena is now alleged to cause ovarian cysts, amongst many other health complications.
Ovarian cysts are typically non-cancerous fluid-filled pockets that form on the surface of the ovaries. Typically these do not cause a lot of harm, but a large cyst can cause pain of varying degrees. Pelvic pain felt in the lower pack, during intercourse, and during bowel movements are common symptoms. Cysts can also put pressure on your bladder causing you to urinate more often. In serious cases, nausea, vomiting, fever, lightheadedness, and clammy skin are symptoms that will require you to see a doctor right away.
Ovarian cysts can take a more serious turn when they develop after menopause, because the cysts may be cancerous. Furthermore, if the cyst becomes large enough it may move the ovary out of place causing it to painfully twist (also known as ovarian torsion). In worst case scenarios, large cysts can rupture and lead to internal bleeding.
How does Mirena come into play? Women all over the country are alleging the intrauterine device increases the risk of ovarian cysts, specifically functional cysts. The risk of ovarian cysts is three times higher in women who use Mirena. Almost 10 percent of women who use Mirena will develop an ovarian cyst.
Mirena is a small, plastic, t-shaped coil that is placed into the uterus as a form of long-term birth control. It slowly releases the hormone progestin into the bloodstream in order to prevent the sperm from reaching the eggs. It helps prevent pregnancy for up to five years.
Bayer, the manufacturer for Mirena, has been hit with an increasing number of lawsuits related to the harmful complications caused by the use of Mirena. The company is now facing claims of defective manufacturing, defective design, failure to warn, misrepresentation, and fraud. Women across the country who are suffering from Mirena injuries claim that Bayer knew of the risks and has knowingly concealed or downplayed the risks of the device.
In addition to ovarian cysts, Mirena has been alleged to cause ectopic pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease, perforation of the uterus, chronic pain, headaches, and infection of the blood stream, among other health complications.
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