When you are ready to have Paragard removed
Paragard removal is nonsurgical and done by a healthcare provider during a routine office visit in just a few minutes.
When you are ready to have Paragard removed, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. If you would like to have your Paragard IUD replaced with a new one during the same visit, let your healthcare provider know in advance.
To remove Paragard, your healthcare provider will:
- Use an instrument to grasp the exposed threads of Paragard and pull downward
- If desired, your healthcare provider will then insert a new Paragard
Some women experience discomfort during removal; however, the procedure generally takes minutes. In rare cases, Paragard may be hard to remove because it is stuck in the uterus. Surgery may sometimes be needed to remove Paragard.