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Will the Paragard IUD affect my period?

At first, you may have heavier and longer periods with spotting in between; usually it decreases over time. Call your healthcare provider if the bleeding remains heavier or longer and spotting continues.

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Paragard is a hormone-free IUD (intrauterine device) that prevents pregnancy for up to 10 years using copper.


  • Don't use Paragard if you are or may be pregnant, have fibroids, a pelvic infection including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), get infections easily, certain cancers, unexplained bleeding, Wilson's disease,