The Mirena device is an intrauterine form of birth control that is recommended for women who have already had children. In the past year, word spread that there was a Mirena Recall 2012.
The Mirena Recall 2012–A Myth
According to fda.gov, there was no official recall, yet there were many troubling reports of problems associated with the Mirena device. Word of a Mirena Recall 2012 caused many lawsuits to arise. Women considering use of the Mirena device should be aware of potential drawbacks that have been experienced by many users of this method of birth control.
Problems Associated With Mirena
Women who are prone to pelvic infections should not use the Mirena as there is an increased risk of inflammation. In addition, victims of breast, cervical, or uterine cancer should not use the Mirena device. In some cases, women have experienced disruption in their menstrual flow, pelvic discomfort, lack of sex drive, fever and infection. Expulsion of the device may occur, in which the device actually falls out. This can result in pregnancy.
Embedment or Perforation Caused by Mirena
Embedment and perforation are cause for concern for women considering Mirena. During embedment, the device actually becomes attached to the uterus. Conception may occur, other complications, and surgery is likely to remove it. Perforation results when the Mirena actually perforates, or punctures, the uterine wall. Once again, pregnancy and surgery may result. Perforation can result in scarring, infection, and serious damage to the uterus, as well as other organs. A woman may not be able to conceive as a result.[hr]