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After the Paragard IUD has been placed, when should I 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, flu-like symptoms or chills
  • Might be exposed to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Are concerned that Paragard may have been expelled (came out)
  • 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

Learn More About Paragard

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