My name is Noni. I'm a 33 yr old single mom of a 7 yr old Kenna. I recently had paragard inserted during day 5 of my cycle on 10/19/12. The only side effects I had was a longer period extra 4 days and mild cramping. Recently I've had mild spotting for the past 7 days and mild intermittent cramps some days. No major unusual problems and I'm able to feel the strings. I go for a follow up visit on 11/22.