Once PARAGARD is placed by your healthcare professional you shouldn’t be able to feel it. You can still use tampons. It fits securely in your uterus, so your partner shouldn’t feel anything during sex, either.
Make sure to do the monthly string check as shown by your healthcare professional.
You may have heavier, longer periods and spotting between periods. Most of these side effects diminish after 2 to 3 months. However, if your period continues to be heavy or long, or if spotting continues, contact your healthcare professional.
About 1 month after PARAGARD is placed you will have a follow-up appointment with your healthcare professional.
If you have any concerns that PARAGARD has moved, you can no longer feel the strings, or if the strings feel shorter or longer than before, make an appointment with your healthcare professional as soon as possible and use backup birth control.