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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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  • 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