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Will an MRI affect Paragard?

Data suggest that MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) at a level of 1.5 Tesla units or (15,000 Gauss) is acceptable in women using Paragard. CooperSurgical (the manufacturer of Paragard) has not conducted any studies to evaluate the safety of MRIs in women using Paragard. Please speak to your healthcare provider to determine if you may have an MRI performed with Paragard in place.

  • 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