What are the signs to watch out for that could mean I am having an adverse reaction to Paragard and should call my healthcare provider?

Contact your healthcare provider if you have any concerns about Paragard. Be sure to call if you:

  • Think you are pregnant
  • Have pelvic pain or pain during sex
  • Have unusual vaginal discharge or genital sores
  • Have unexplained fever
  • Might be exposed to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Cannot feel Paragard threads or can feel the threads are much longer
  • Can feel any other part of the Paragard besides the threads
  • Become HIV positive or your partner becomes HIV positive
  • Have severe or prolonged vaginal bleeding
  • Miss a menstrual period
  • 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