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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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Safety Information Back to all Questions
  • 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