... weeks pregnant. No device has been found on ultrasound and embryo is in uterus. Is this common and do I have any legal rights?? Feel cheated by specialist and I don't think termination is an option as I had prior termination and the scars are very hard to heal
I have become pregnant whilst with a mirena. My gyno found the device 2mths prior now Im around 6?
Added 8 May 2013:
I'm enquiring with some law firms. It just makes me sick that the gyno admitted he more than likely got it wrong when he went searching 2 months prior. Going for a second opinion on Wednesday. I didn't feel the strings and was due for a pap test so went straight to the gp to investigate. He then referred me to the specialist who put it in. When I saw him I was just finishing my period and haven't had one since. At the time he explained that the strings had just gone up inside the cervix and when I needed it removed it was just getting a hook up and pulling it out and not too worry it was still doing it's contraceptive job.
Legally I don't think you have much unless you join a class action lawsuit. Those things aren't like the pill, they are implanted and when you put something foreign in your body sometimes it can come out. Your body may of forced it out seen it a couple times with piercing and a mirena.
This isnt really common but it does happen from time to time. The literature for Mirena warns that this can happen. You are just one of those very fertile women. The only birth control that is 100% effective is abstinence. All others have a certain percentage of failure. Mirena is one that is usually pretty effective but if it gets dislodged then it no longer protects. Were you checking your strings after every menstrual cycle or at least monthly?
- Mirena Information for Consumers
- Mirena Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirena (detailed)
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