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How is the Paragard IUD removed?



Paragard removal is done by a healthcare provider during a routine office visit and typically takes a few minutes.

To remove Paragard, your healthcare provider will use an instrument to grasp the exposed threads of Paragard and pull downward to remove Paragard.

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  • IUDs, including Paragard, have been associated with an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection, certain cancers, a copper allergy, Wilson’s disease, or PID. Continue reading
  • If you miss a period, have persistent abdominal pain, or if Paragard comes out, tell your healthcare provider (HCP). If it comes out, use back-up birth control. Continue reading