I had the Mirena inserted last August and it was painful, had cramps in my back for two weeks that felt like I was in labor. Haven't had the great experience of no periods. My hair started falling out and have been moody. Now I'm getting scalp infections alot and I'm noticing it starts out as a BAD headache then little bumps appear on my head that are a bacterial infection and its during my period each time. The pain is just horrible with burning constantly and the headaches!! Am I paranoid about the iud because I had problems for months or could it be related?
Highly unlikely that the sort of infection you are describing on your scalp would be due to Mirena. I would suggest that you please get it checked by your doctor when you have the bumps again.
I too developed bacterial infections on my scalp, bleeding, headaches and constant infections a couple of months after insertion of a Mirena. After about a year of antibiotics, I then developed a 6cm triple negative mass in my right breast. You are not being paranoid. I only wish I would have listened to my body instead of the doctors and had the thing taken out when I first started having problems. Maybe I wouldn't be starting my next 12 rounds of chemo. Get that thing out...
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