Phoenix Mirena Lawyers
Many women searching for an easier method of birth control consider using an intrauterine device (IUD) such as Mirena. Placed inside the female reproductive tract, an IUD can be simple, convenient and worry-free. Unfortunately, IUDs have the potential to cause a number of side effects.
Would you benefit from speaking with a Phoenix Mirena lawyer? Here at the Valley of the Sun-based Lamber Goodnow team, we and our co-counsel firms work hard to protect consumers like you. Part of that is providing our clients with the information they need to make informed, wise choices and get the protection they deserve.
What is Mirena?
After it’s inserted, Mirena slowly releases the hormone levonorgestrel. The result is that it’s difficult for sperm to reach (and fertilize) an egg, and makes it more difficult for a fertilized egg to affix itself to the lining of your uterus.
Mirena is usually considered a long-term birth control solution, although it is only intended for use in women who have already had a child. It typically lasts about five years.
Potential Side Effects of Mirena
The side effects that you might experience while using Mirena generally can be minor and/or major. This website has extensive information on Mirena’s side effects. Depending on the side effect(s) you are experiencing—and the severity—you might want to talk to your doctor and seek medical assistance immediately. If you are suffering from a serious side effect, it is important that you do not wait, and seek assistance right away.
Many women find that the minor side effects begin to diminish in severity and frequency as their bodies begin to adjust to Mirena. Some women find that the minor side effects eventually disappear completely.
Minor side effects of Mirena include:
- Dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting
- Listlessness, weakness or unusual tiredness
- Pain in the abdomen or stomach
- Pain or tenderness in the breasts
Major side effects can be dangerous if left untreated. If you are experiencing any of the major side effects, you should talk with your doctor about it right away. Major side effects include:
- Menstrual bleeding that is unusually light or heavy
- Periods that are irregular (or missed altogether)
- Pain in the pelvis or abdominal region
- Menstrual bleeding that stops
When You Shouldn’t Use Mirena
Like other medical situations, there are some scenarios in which you should not use Mirena. If you are pregnant, or if you think you could be pregnant, Mirena is not for you. Likewise, if you are using medications or supplements, they could interact with Mirena. You should alert your doctor to any other medications you are using to determine whether Mirena is a good choice.
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Would you benefit from speaking with a Phoenix Mirena attorney?
If you have suffered as a result of using Mirena, you may be able to recover your expenses, such as doctor’s visits, medication and hospital bills. Likewise, if you were unable to work because of the side effects, you may be able to recover for lost wages. Finally, depending on the circumstances of your case, you might even be able to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
From our offices in Phoenix, the Lamber Goodnow team fights for consumers just like you. We partner with co-counsel firms to develop a case with you, and your personal experience, as our focus. Contact us today at 602-274-9662, and we’ll evaluate your case at no charge to you.