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I can’t feel the threads of the Paragard IUD; what should I do?

Call your healthcare provider right away if you cannot feel the Paragard threads or can feel the threads are much longer. In the meantime, be sure to use a back-up birth control method.

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Paragard Safety Still have questions?

Paragard is a hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years using copper.


  • Don't use Paragard if you are or may be pregnant, have fibroids, a pelvic infection including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), get infections easily, certain cancers, unexplained bleeding, Wilson's disease,