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Can IUDs cause heart palpatations or arrythmia?

By Anonymous July 21, 2009 - 9:06pm
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I had an IUD inserted a few years ago after having my second child. Shortly after, I began having irregular heartbeat and was eventually diagnosed with SVT. After two heart surgeries and nearly two years of medications, I still had the palpatations. However, after having my IUD removed, I noticed the palpatations stopped. I know this may sound crazy, but can IUDs cause heart problems? Have other women had this experience?

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(reply to Anonymous)

Please call and report these side effects to fda we can't get anything done unless more of us call and report them

November 11, 2014 - 10:07am
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Just google: mirena heart palpitations, the number of women suffering is huge

November 4, 2014 - 9:26pm
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Yes mirena can cause heart palpitations, rapid heart beat... Drs should know this!!

November 4, 2014 - 8:53pm
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Please report all this to the fda I reported mine they said in order for us to do anything about it more of us need to report the side effects!

October 29, 2014 - 5:36pm
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I'm glad I found this post!! I got my IUD insterted in a week and a half ago. I've been having chest pain ever since. It's scary! I went to the ER last night to have it checked out (I have also had 2 open-heart surgeries in the past - valve replacement). While I was in the ER, my heart rate got down to 45 bpm (Not normal for me). But I had no bad symptoms due to that. The doctors told me that everything was perfectly fine and that there was nothing wrong. They said I had anxiety. I might get it removed.

October 29, 2014 - 9:38am

I am so relieved to have found this forum as I have been experiencing symptoms very similar to that experienced by other woman... in particular the fluttering like little birds or in my chest... recently a sudden rush of blood to my head... I have had a 24 hr heart monitor, echo and treadmill tests which have failed to uncover anything untoward.. but nonethless the symtoms are increasing each day and now at 52 I am experiencing palpitations every day, sometimes two and three times a day, with unexplained rush of blood to my head. I have had the mirena coil fitted for more than five years ago... I believe symptoms may be heightened as I am now menopause age.. now that I have found this forum makes perfect sense to me as there has never been a connection with anything previously... needless to say, I am going to have the mirena coil removed with immediate effect.

October 25, 2014 - 1:09pm
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Hello ladies,

I heard that the nerve that is attached to your cervix is also linked to your heart and if the coil sometimes touches this nerve or is sitting in a certain position, it can cause heart palpitations.

I just had my first and it made me catch my breath. So weird

October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have had my Mirena for a year and have been to the hospital twice for really bad chest pain, back pain and came to the conclusion it was the IUD I had it removed the same day but I am still having pains. Do you know how long before I will feel back to normal?

October 18, 2014 - 7:27pm
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Yes. I developed the same symptons after insertion of the mirena iud. I have it taken out valentines day 2013 and ALL the palpitations stopped. COMPLETLEY.

August 7, 2014 - 6:56am
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The relatively low number of women getting adverse reactions make me think the problem is the metal in the IUD rather than the hormones.

Physicians can perform a skin test for copper or nickel allergies (based on the IUD's specs)
This might be wise for any woman considering getting one as well.

Copper allergies are rare enough that one could expect a handful of women having drastic side effects and almost all the others being fine thus IUDs being deemed "safe".

August 7, 2014 - 2:32am
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