I can’t feel the threads of Paragard; 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 backup birth control method.

  • 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