What does Paragard look like?

What does Paragard look like?

Paragard is a small, T-shaped IUD (intrauterine device)—also known as an IUS (intrauterine system)—made of soft, flexible plastic wrapped with a thin layer of copper around the arms and stem. Two thin white threads are attached to the stem (lower end) of Paragard.

Does Paragard IUD cause weight gain?

The copper IUD (Paragard) doesn’t cause weight gain. Because the copper IUD is hormone-free, it doesn’t have many side effects at all. Some people do have heavier, longer periods and more cramping, especially for the first few months.

What are the bad side effects of Paragard?

During ParaGard insertion, you may experience dizziness, fainting, nausea, low blood pressure or a slower than normal heart rate. Your health care provider will likely suggest that you stay lying down for a few minutes to allow these side effects to pass.

What color are Paragard IUD strings?

Blue threads. T-shaped polyethylene frame with steroid reservoir containing 19.5 mg of LNG, releases approximately 17.5 mcg per day, decreasing to 7.4 mcg per day after 5yrs.

How is ParaGard inserted?

When it comes time insert the Paragard device, the doctor will fold down the horizontal arms and place the IUD in the applicator tube, which is then inserted in the vagina. This will be used to gently slide the device into the proper position in your uterus.

What is a 10 year IUD?

A 10 year IUD would mean that it has a life span of 10 years. Meaning it would be effective for 10 years. If you choose to have it removed by a qualified medical professional before the 10 year period us over, there would not be harm to you.

How big is an IUD?

The ParaGard Intrauterine Device (IUD) Copper T 380A is a small, “T-shaped” contraceptive device, about 1-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/8 inches long, made of flexible plastic and wrapped in copper.

What company makes IUD?

Bayer HealthCarePharmaceuticals is the manufacturer of the intrauterine device (IUD) Mirena . The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mirena for use in the U.S. in 2000 to prevent pregnancy.