Quick Placement Procedure
Paragard placement is nonsurgical and done by a healthcare provider during a routine office visit in just a few minutes.
After you and your healthcare provider have decided that Paragard is right for you, make an appointment for placement. If your healthcare professional has Paragard in-office, you may be able to get Paragard placed on the same day.
After Paragard Placement
After placement, you shouldn’t be able to feel Paragard in your uterus.
The threads are the only part of Paragard that you should be able to feel so you can do a monthly self-check of the threads.
With Paragard securely in place, you can continue to use tampons and you or your partner shouldn’t be able to feel it during sex.
When Starting to Use Paragard, You May Notice:
In the first 2-3 months:
- Your period may be heavier and the number of bleeding days may increase
- You may have frequent spotting or light bleeding
After you have used Paragard for a while:
- The number of bleeding and spotting days is likely to lessen
- You will continue to get a monthly period
- If you miss your period or think you may be pregnant, call your healthcare provider to rule out pregnancy
- If your period continues to be heavy or long or spotting continues contact your healthcare professional