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Is Paragard IUD placement painful/does it hurt?



Everyone is different, and some women may experience discomfort during or after placement. As Paragard goes in, you may feel cramping or pinching; some women feel faint, nauseated, or dizzy for a few minutes afterward.

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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