How is Paragard removed?

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

When you are ready to have Paragard removed, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. If you would like to get a new Paragard replaced, let your healthcare provider know in advance so he or she can remove your current Paragard and replace it during the same visit.

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

  • Don’t use Paragard if you have a pelvic infection or certain cancers. Less than 1% of users get a serious infection called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • 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