I have had the Paragard IUD for approximately 4 years, and am thrilled that it has worked to a "T". My cycle is always 28 days, with a normal 5-7 day period with only 2 "heavy" days (some mild clots) that require pad/tampon changing every few hours. On CD 19 I started spotting (never experienced this before with the IUD) and this progressed to a milder bleeding, and has continued the past 15 days- every time I wipe or check with t.p. there is bright red blood, or brown blood. I may only need one or two pads a day to contain the bleeding. I have not gotten my usual "paragard period", just this spotting/mild bleeding. I called OB/GYN and they had me take a pg test (negative) and told me to keep a bleeding diary for the next 2 weeks. Has any one experienced this issue? Could it be a hormonal thing? I am high risk for HPV but the OB/GYN isn't very concerned, and I am freaking out this is cervical or some other cancer causing this bleeding! Please let me know if you ever experienced this unusual bleeding with lack of a normal paragard period. Thanks!