Severe Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) side effects continue to plague patients who received the device in hopes of simplifying birth control. Doctors have warned of multiple complications, including depression, mood swings, acne, back pain, uterine cysts and uterine perforations leading to internal bleeding and tissue damage.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals has already been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for misleading advertising that downplayed the risks of the Mirena IUD. Since then, hundreds of Mirena lawsuits have been filed against Bayer alleging that the device caused serious injuries.
The Mirena IUD releases artificial hormones into the uterus. When the plastic device dislodges, it can perforate the uterus and travel to different parts of the body. The malfunction can result in ectopic pregnancy, infertility and other serious injuries.