Due to our high fertility, we had to decide between utilizing an intrauterine device to avoid an early pregnancy or having a permanent treatment done, which we weren’t quite ready for. IUD implantation was strongly advised by my doctor because it was non-permanent and extremely effective (99.9% success rate). We decided to have the IUD put inside of my uterus. Unfortunately, the IUD ended up perforating my uterine wall without my knowledge because I was still nursing. The doctor advised me to call back only if the extreme pain and bleeding persisted for longer than two days even though they were both severe. After a day, it stopped, and I lost track of it.
I ended up becoming pregnant with my seventh child and had no idea that I still had an ParaGard IUD lawsuit in my body. When the results of the ultrasound were unclear, the doctor concluded that it had fallen out.
Who is happily a sensible young lady, who assisted in caring for the five other children when my husband was out of town, while I lay on the couch in excruciating pain? I finally made a complaint call to the doctor. He told me that it was usual for women who had experienced so many pregnancies to experience some discomfort, which made me feel quite stupid for phoning. I was told to take some Extra Strength Tylenol and a laxative to help me with my terrible constipation. After almost a week, the laxative did not help, and I was finally able to sit down and go to the bathroom. As the pregnancy went on, my back and legs started to hurt more, but the doctor’s explanation was always the same: my numerous pregnancies were to blame. I finally decided to quit whining because I felt so stupid.
My water broke two weeks early in the very early morning. Even though I wasn’t experiencing any contractions, we nevertheless headed to the hospital. My labor did not advance as it normally did, not even in the hospital. The contractions were only stopped by walking. They didn’t do anything to dilate me or induce consistent contractions with the Pitocin they gave me. I could feel that something was wrong in the pit of my stomach. My uterus then made a loud pop sound, and blood started to pour out like a fountain. I bled out because my placenta had torn apart from my uterus. They made an effort to hasten my labor, but the risk to the baby and myself from the blood loss was too great. We were ushered in quickly for an urgent C-section.
My seventh kid, a healthy and attractive baby boy, was born on July 7, 2006. The doctor who delivered the baby was the sixth of seven kids. Despite my pain, it is clear that God was involved in the entire situation. I was permitted to give birth to a healthy child and go through a very challenging pregnancy. Due to the significant amount of blood lost during labor and delivery, my recuperation took a long time and was difficult. But slowly, my mood improved. A few months later, in January 2007, I developed a severe illness. I felt sick all day long. I was unable to keep any food down. I was gaining very little weight and appeared thin. I was always lightheaded and nearly unable to care for my kids.
My primary care physician informed me that the condition was caused by a virus and would pass. Blood testing gave normal results. All I could do was wait and hope it will go away by itself. After a month, I had gotten worse. I tested positive for pregnancy multiple times but was unable to figure out why. Life had turned into a continual nightmare of sickness and vertigo.
In the shower one morning, I experienced a pretty strange sensation. My rectum had two plastic cords sticking out of it. Because I had already seen the ParaGard removal side effects, I recognized it right away. I panicked to the max. I went right away to my OB’s office to demonstrate for them. Although they were anxious about the entire situation, they reassured me that this sort of thing frequently occurs.
Ironically, that is the exact opposite of what they had previously told me. Even with breastfeeding, complications are reportedly quite uncommon. Not until they heard about my story did the manufacturer’s leaflet include an increase in issues related to lactation or nursing. The IUD had been in my rectal cavity for well over a year, and the nurse wanted to remove it right then, but I was worried that it might still be tied to something in my body.