NuvaRing

Manufactured by Merck, NuvaRing is a brand name of hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring. It is made of flexible plastic material that releases a small amount of estrogen and progestin for three weeks.

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When can you get pregnant after stopping NuvaRing?

After stopping Nuva Ring, ovulation typically happens in 2-4 weeks for women who had regular cycles prior to using Nuva Ring.

85% of couples not using contraception will get pregnant within a year. There is no difference in those numbers for women who have used Nuva Ring, and women who have not.

You can try to conceive immediately after stopping Nuva Ring.For some it will happen immediately, and for other couples, it may take a year, just as with couples who never used birth control.

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When do you get your period if you're on NuvaRing?

Many women using Nuva Ring have noticed that their withdrawal bleeding starts later in the week than it did when they were using the birth control pill. If you take out the ring on Sunday, you might not spot or bleed until Thursday or Friday. That's fine; just put in the new ring on Sunday (in this example) as scheduled.

Whatever bleeding you have, just keep using the ring on the schedule on your calendar, regardless of bleeding.

Like any hormonal birth control method, Nuva Ring is likely to cause lighter flow and shorter periods than you had before you started on it.

Sometimes, on Nuva Ring, the flow gets so light that you don't notice anything at all. That is normal, and there's no need for concern if you used the ring correctly last month. You can take a pregnancy test if you're concerned, though.
2~3 days sometimes 4
There is no set time for conceiving after stopping contraception. You may become pregnant right away or it may take up to a year. Good look trying to conceive. You should get your period within 3 or 4 days of taking out the ring
I got my period three days after taking it out, but it varies with different people.

Well I've only had it in for one cycle and it took 4 days for my period to come after I took it out. I'm curious to know if this will change next month.
You'll usually experience a withdrawal bleed within 14-22 days after removing the NUVA Ring. After this period of time, you will begin ovulating and your "real" period will usually occur 1-3 months after the removal of the ring.
Mine has taken from 2 days to like 5 days.

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Can you get pregnant during the ring-free week?

If you used Nuva Ring correctly during the previous three weeks, you have the same level of protection during the off week as you did in the previous three. It's not 100% effective, so pregnancy is possible, but it's not more likely during the off week.

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What if you take birth control while you're pregnant?

It happens all the time and there are no known effects to the developing baby. If you start birth control and then find out you're pregnant, you will still have the option of continuing the pregnancy, if you like.
Your baby is gonna be gone
With all medication there are risks, but why take birth control during pregnancy.

if it's to control acne or other conditions I'm sure your doctor will advise against it strongly.

ALWAYS check with your doctor first.
Research has shown that birth control pills taken during the first month or two of pregnancy have no adverse effects on the fetus. Just stop taking them as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Good luck!


It depends on the type of birth control, but you are taking it for other reasons; depression, acne etc have your doctor switch you to another medication.
possibaly it can always check with your doctor but it is strongly advised not to take any medicine while pregnat without talking to your doctor first
I believe that if you take birth control during your pregnancy ....you can harm the child in someway. but if you want to becertain ......... you should talk to your doctor about it......... but if i were you..... don't take birth control during a pregnancy in case u can lose your baby
Don't continue to take it. It could harm the baby and there is no need to take it because you cannot get pregnant again if you are already pregnant

The Pill While PregnantCould it be harmful? Here are opinions and input:
  • If you accidentally took some birth control and then found out you are pregnant, the baby should be fine. However, see your doctor to make sure you are taking the right steps.
  • Studies have shown that taking birth control pills while pregnant results in an increased risk of birth defects.
  • The writing on the package states "Discontinue use if you become pregnant." If you know that you're pregnant stop taking the pills. (They wouldn't do you much good anyway!)
  • I think what this question is asking is if you're pregnant but don't know it yet and you're still taking the pill, if it's dangerous to the fetus. Well, I'm in that exact situation right now, and my doctor and obstetrician both said not to worry about it.
  • There is no proof that the birth control pill will harm your baby. If you are sure you are pregnant, stop taking the pill and see your doctor. Don't be overly alarmed if this happens. It's happened to others like yourself and the babies turn out perfectly healthy.
  • From what I have read it CAN. Look on any warning labels or the fact sheet sometimes given with the prescription. You should get to your doctor immediately for a test.
  • You REALLY shouldn't be taking birth control if you're pregnant.
  • You have to keep in mind that Yasmin birth control pills are on the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that it has been reported to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Also remember that Yasmin passes into breast milk and may decrease milk production, so you must talk with your doctor before taking this medication is you are breast feeding.
  • Birth control can cause miscarriages.
  • being pregnant IS birth control!

Yes. if you are pregnante do not use birth contorl. Some say depo is a chemical abortion. and using other birth control while pregnante may cause unwanted birth defects.
If you're thinking about taking an overdose of contraceptive tablets to induce an abortion, you might want to read this first. Firstly, you probably won't be successful, since eight weeks into the pregnancy is far too late for a hormonal termination. If you were to try it anyway and fail, there will be lifelong consequences for your unborn child (and potentially long term consequences for you as well). At week 8, physical abnormalities are probably going to be the main long term effect. My mum took the overdose a bit later in the pregnancy, after week 15 and probably about week 20. After my male bits had completed their development, and during or just before the time the very first, most primitive sex-specific structures were being laid down in my brain. My endocrine system; the brain regions controlling physical sexual processes such as arousal and orgasm; and the regions controlling the deepest-seated instinctive social behaviour, in me all function like those of a woman rather than a man. Apart from a few random quirks, the rest of my brain and psychology (including my sexual orientation) is fully male. So, I have male anatomy but sexual functioning and needs of a woman, a very feminine face and body structure, and a tendency that I can't fully suppress to act like a woman rather than a man in any social situations where there are distinct male and female roles. My brain and psychology is otherwise predominantly male, with a few random female elements thrown in. In other words, I'm a complete mishmash of male and female. All thanks to Mum's actions during one of her self-indulgent "depressive" episodes. Life as a hermaphrodite has had its good points as well as bad ones, but I think that overall my life would have been more enjoyable and a lot less complicated as a normal man.

My mum died just over a year ago from glioma multiforme, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer that leads to a progressive loss of brain function. The site the tumour was in meant that she went blind quite early on, then bit by bit lost all sensory and motor functions, while remaining conscious and aware right up to the end. Glioma usually kills in a matter of months but in her case it took nearly 2 years. As the disease progressed, she began to increasingly experience these nightmarish but very vivid hallucinatory attacks. They mostly seemed to be based on actual past events, but distorted so there was never anything joyful in them, only unpleasantness. Sometimes the "plot" progressed in a linear way but quite often she'd get stuck in a loop, repeating the same sequence of emotions, words and actions again and again. No doubt it was just random damage to the memory circuits in her brain, but to me it seemed as if everything bad she'd ever done in life had come back to haunt her. Quite uncanny to watch. For the first year she could still hear us and feel us comforting her and we could bring her back out of the nightmare state, but by her final year of life she had lost most control of movement and nearly all sensory input. We could tell she was still having the hallucinations because she often showed strong emotions and was quite vocal at times. Even very near the end she was sometimes still aware of our presence and even able to converse. But, most of the time completely cut off with only her inner demons for company. We all die eventually but there are good ways and bad ways to go. Hers was not an easy exit. Probably just a coincidence, but hey. I believe that there is such a thing as karma, and if you do evil it always gets to you in the end. My advice is that if you can't get a legal abortion or you've already left it too late, don't ruin an innocent life through a botched DIY abortion. Do the right thing, and just have the baby. If you are unable or unwilling to look after it yourself, there are plenty of childless couples that would love to take care of it and give it the life it deserves.
You definitely shouldn't use it while pregnant.

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Can NuvaRing cause a missed period?

Like any hormonal birth control method, Nuva Ring is likely to cause lighter flow and shorter periods than you had before you started on it. In the first three months, you may have irregular spotting or bleeding. It's less common on Nuva Ring than on the pill, but it can occur. After the three month "breaking in" period, you should see more regular periods and lighter flow.

Sometimes, on Nuva Ring, the flow gets so light that you don't notice anything at all. That is normal, and there's no need for concern if you used the ring correctly last month. You can take a pregnancy test if you're concerned, though.

This decrease is not dangerous -- it's not as if the lining is building up and waiting to be shed. (In fact, it's this effect on the lining of the uterus that allows hormonal birth control to lower the risk of endometrial cancer in women who use it.)

For some women, the lack of bleeding is welcome, and for others, it's worrisome. If it bothers you, talk with your health care provider about other options.

If you've made a mistake with your ring, it makes sense to take a pregnancy test to make sure that's not a factor. Then discuss your bleeding pattern with your health care provider to make sure no other factors are contributing. Then decide if you think this is a helpful or irritating side effect.

I have been on the Nuva Ring for about 6 months now and it's the only birth control I can take and not have nasty side effects. My doctor told me that it is very common for your period to become very light if not go away completely from using the Nuva Ring after a couple of months. My periods on the Nuva Ring would last for maybe an hour as spotting- and then nothing.

I have been on Nuva Ring for exactly 3 years. My periods have varied but have been so much lighter than before. For the last three months, I have had no period with the 3-week in, 1-week out method for the ring. I went to the doctor 1 month ago and he said it is perfectly normal. I don't feel any different. I am not pregnant either. My sexual activity is sporadic since I don't have a partner, so I don't know if this affects hormonal levels.

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How effective is NuvaRing?

If 1,000 couples use Nuva Ring perfectly for a year, three will get pregnant. Since there are no perfect couples, pregnancy rates with typical use are higher than that, but there are no good data to date on typical failure rates with Nuva Ring. It's probably lower than typical failure rates with the pill, for which 8 pregnancies can occur among 100 couples using the pill for a year (higher for teens).

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When should you start NuvaRing?

Health care providers used to recommend the first Sunday after your period, but no longer do. It makes sense to start the first Nuva Ring when you get it, and then use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, for the first seven days of that first cycle.

Starting it in this manner reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy while waiting for your period, since you'll get protection sooner. In addition, starting on some other day of the week, not the one where almost all health care practices and many pharmacies are closed, helps reduce your risk of accidentally getting caught without a ring on your ring change day.
Yes, but you need to use a backup birth control method for the first seven days of your cycle.
You can start the Nuva Ring anytime during your cycle. Use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, until you've used it correctly for seven days. You won't need backup when starting your second month of Nuva Ring, and for that start, you'll just put it in according to the schedule on the calendar, regardless of bleeding.
Some women put it in the first day of their menstrual cycle - others prefer to wait until their period is over, anytime from day one to day 5 is fine. According to the NuvaRing web site if you put it in on the first day of your menstrual cycle you will not need to use backup. If you wait until day two - thru day five you will need back up birth control for 7 days. This is usually the deciding factor.
You can insert the NuvaRing at any time during your cycle using the Quick Start method. Whever you choose to start, use a back up method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, for the first seven days of the first cycle.
In the first cycle of Nuva Ring, you can put the ring on the first day of your period for immediate protection from pregnancy. You can put it in any other day of your cycle as well, but then need to use a back up method (like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex) for seven days.

In later cycles using Nuva Ring, you put it in on schedule, a week after you took out the last one, on the same day of the week that you took the last one out. No backup method is needed in these subsequent cycles.

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What if you use NuvaRing while you're pregnant?

No, Nuva Ring will not harm or end a pregnancy. Of course, there's no point in keeping it in if you're already pregnant, but I'm guessing you were asking about accidental pregnancy.

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Does NuvaRing affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test?

No. Nuva Ring, the birth control pill, Depo Provera, Implanon, the contraceptive patch, and the Mirena IUD can not cause a false positive or false negative pregnancy test. There is no hCG in Nuva Ring, and that's the hormone that blood and urine pregnancy test detects. It doesn't matter if you take the test with Nuva Ring in or out; it will be equally reliable.
Yes, the hormones in the Nuvaring will not interfere with the test. The test detects HCG, which is not found in the Nuvaring. And the hormones in the Nuvaring would not mask any HCG in your urine.

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Can you use homeopatic hcg with nuva ring?

Absolutely! You many use all forms of birth control while on the HCG Diet.

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Is it safe to use NuvaRing in the pool?

My dr. told me that it is safe to use in the pool. I'm a competitive diver so I spend a lot of time in the water, and in hot tubs between my dives. I was concerned not only about the pool water, but also the 100+ degree water in the tubs (you are supposed to use cool to lukewarm water to rinse your ring) and he said that neither would cause a problem

It's inside your body. Your body is pretty good at regulating its own temperature because we're mammals not frogs, so it's not like it goes up or down that much if you're in a hot tub or cold pool.
no, the chlorine in the pool does not effect nuvaring once you put it in yourself.

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Is it possible to skip a period using the NuvaRing?

I love the nuvaring :) i had been on the depo shot and it was killing me! all those side effects and i begin having pain in my side and kidneys my vaginal area became very sensitive to the rubbing during sex and when my partner ejaculated inside of me it burned! i began to worry and thought i had an std even though i was in a monogamous relationship and i have my pap smear and checkup every six months even urination after sex was stinging i only think i stayed with the depo for so long because i absolutely loved the fact i had no period so i switched to this snazzy new device i was seeing on all the television commercials the nuva ring i decided i should go for a combination birth control method with estrogen to reduce my side effects but i knew i would lose myself with the pill and i was afraid the patch would just fall off plus im very close to the weight limit on these products turns out that your weight could make them less effective! but i love my nuva ring with the continuous use that is another option i don't have to get my period for very long and when i do its no problem plus ive experienced steadier hormones no more mood swings like on the depo ive started losing weight my breast got larger my sex drive and want of my partner grew and in turn his sex drive grew as well i feel like i don't even know why i was waisting my time with basic barrier methods then the shot when i could have been flying by with this all the time something else to keep in mind is that your partner may be able to feel the ring with their penis even if you cant feel it so i always let him place it in and make it comfortable for himself makes it something we can both do together :)

I have been using the NuvaRing for several years after using the pill and OrthoEvra (the patch). It is by far the only thing I would recommend to anyone. I first went on the pill to avoid very painful cramps...then I was using it for more than just cramps. Slowly I figured out what was the best method for me...the NuvaRing. Recently I went to the doctor for my yearly appointment and mentioned I was having cramps again. She immediately told be to wear it every 3 weeks and then put a new one in

(I need to check out the 4 week thing everyone else is talking about) If you are using it every 4 weeks you would not need a different prescription since birth controls are written for 28 days supply) (If it is a 3 week in and out cycle then you need to talk to your doctor and most importantly your pharmacy to tell them to write it for 21 days supplies) Your pharmacy is what tells your insurance how often you are using it for it to be covered.

I know it sounds scary to not get your period. So I asked her questions up front. I always thought that during your cycle your body is building up a layer of blood tissue which if you got pregnant becomes the lining the egg inbeds in. (All of this is true...unless you are on birth control) Basically when you are on birth control you trick your body not to build up this lining. For me I take the ring out on Sunday and by Thursday I get my period. During those couple days your body is without the hormone it is able to build up this "wall" and then shed it thus you get your period. If you have continuous hormones your body doesn't know to build the lining. My doctor also said it can help with mood swings because you aren't messing with your bodies hormones so much. This all sounds great to me! The only thing that I know we all think about is what if I get pregnant...how will I know? After giving it much thought and research...this is my answer...Many girls get their periods through the beginning of their pregnancy if not all of it-so getting your period doesn't mean your not pregnant. And most girls I know that have been pregnant have known about it from the beginning from either sore breasts or not feeling well or just not feeling themselves. Good Luck with whatever method your choose...you should feel comfortable.

PS about taking it out during sex...If you can feel your ring inside you at anytime you aren't wearing it properly...and if your partner feels it...all I can say is my boyfriend has never complained it felt bad...aka it feels good...(and yes the directions do say you can take it out during sex...I would def. take it out during oral sex.

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Stated in the NuvaRing patient information included in the package, "If NuvaRing has been left in your vagina for an extra week or less (four weeks total or less) you will remain protected."

If you would like to skip having periods as much as I do, you can leave one ring in place for 4 weeks still have protection according to the manufacturer. There is no need to replace it after 3 weeks and run out of your prescription at the end of a year. This is especially important if you get your birth control through something like Family Pact in California as they will only cover you for one year's worth.

First, when you use a combination method like the Pill or NuvaRing, you don't have a menstrual period. At all. For the entire duration of use. [The hormones suppress ovulation and the fluctuations in body hormones necessary to cause the menses.]

What you do have is a monthly withdrawal bleeding episode.

The menstrual period and the withdrawal bleed are not one and the same thing.

The period is the shedding of a thickened uterine lining under the influence of body hormones at ~ regular 21 days intervals. The withdrawal bleed is a designer artifice; it's the destabilization of a thin uterine lining caused by the hormones in the birth control method at *arbitrarily* chosen intervals--monthly, q month and a half, 3 months, six months, etc.

Bottom line: Changing the regular regimen (3 weeks on/1 week off for NuvaRing) to an extended one (say, 12 weeks on/1 week off) has no effect on your menstrual period. It only shifts the frequency of your monthly withdrawal bleed.

Second, I've posted a link in the sidebar (Skip period Regimens) with details on extended regimens for the Pill (monophasic and triphasic), Ortho Evra, and NuvaRing.

Third, the following are incorrect:

It is important to make sure that you do have those quarterly periods....Having a period less than once every three months has been linked to a serious condition; I'm fairly sure it's endometrial cancer. If you think about it, it makes sense that you might not want the material that comes out during your period to stay there for more than three months at a time.

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why would you want to only have a period 4 times a year, when it can increase the chances of you harming your body. That blood builds up ,and eventually you are going to have severe bleeding, and you can pass a lot of clots, which isn't good.

There's no known medical reason to have quarterly withdrawal bleeding vs. say, yearly, or never.

Having an withdrawal bleed ("period") once q three months has *not* been linked to any medical problems, serious or otherwise.

Using a combination Pill [not having a menstrual period for an extended interval of time] *decreases* your risk of endometrial cancer by >50%. NuvaRing is a newer method [hence, lack of long-term data] so we don't know exactly if it offers a comparable protective effect against uterine cancer. What we do know is that theres' no evidence it has any deleterious effect on the uterine lining/risk of uterine cancer.

The material that comes out during your period [aka tissue/blood from the thickened uterine lining] does not exist while you're using a combination method. The lining of the uterus remains thin throughout the duration of use of the method. A thin lining = no excess tissue to shed.

Bottom line: There's no uterine lining tissue/blood build-up, hence no need to shed part of the lining on a regular basis.

Yes, it is, and my doctor wrote me a prescription to do just that.

Contrary to the previous person's answer, the NuvaRing is NOT a barrier method like a diaphragm or cervical cap. It is a hormonal birth control method, more comparable to birth control pills or Depo Provera than to diaphrams. Inserting the ring in your vagina is the way the hormones are dispensed, but it works because of the hormones it releases, not because it's physically there. In fact, you can take it out to have sex if you want to, as long as you put it back within 3 hours of when you took it out (after rinsing it in cool water).

Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription to replace it after three weeks. That way you can get enough of them for the year. If you just do it yourself, your prescription will not give you enough of them. (You should always ask your prescriber before modifying the way you use any drug, anyway.)

My doctor reccomended the nuvaring to me after I asked about Seasonale. Seasonale is the birth control pills that are taken to only allow you 4 periods a year. This is also true of the nuvaring. My doctor is a specialist and suggested nuvaring to me. I have been using it for almost 10 months. I wear one for 4 weeks, take it out put in another, after the 3rd 4th week, I take it out for a week, and have a very light period. Then I put another one in and repeat the 4 week process. I find it to be a GODSEND. I have no side effects from the nuvaring that I notice. I no longer have period cramping, migraines, or irritibility caused by my period, but the best part is NO BLEEDING. I love the nuvaring and I will continue to use it.

SO the answer is, wear it 4 weeks, take it out, put in another, wait 4 weeks take it out and put in another, wait 4 weeks take it out, and wait a week before putting in another, you might have your period, or light spotting. Then start over. Of course Im not a doctor, but that is how I was told I can use it.

It is important to make sure that you do have those quarterly periods - as your doctor should tell you when you are discussing using the Nuvaring to skip periods. Having a period less than once every three months has been linked to a serious condition; I'm fairly sure it's endometrial cancer. If you think about it, it makes sense that you might not want the material that comes out during your period to stay there for more than three months at a time.

That said, I've been using the Nuvaring to have quarterly periods for a couple of years, and I love it.

i am on nuva ring now. i have never missed a period, or have ever been told that it can be used for quarterly periods. I never knew that nuva ring could be used for that. why would you want to only have a period 4 times a year, when it can increase the chances of you harming your body. That blood builds up ,and eventually you are going to have severe bleeding, and you can pass a lot of clots, which isn't good.

Not true. When you are using NuvaRing you trick your body into thinking you are pregnant and therefore do not produce as much blood. In fact, many ObGyn's believe there is really no need to have any periods when you are on hormonal birth control.

Also, there is significant research demonstrating that modern women actually are having some problems because of the amount of periods. Consider the fact the average family contained over four children just a century ago. Women were pregnant or nursing for much more of their lifetimes and have FAR fewer periods.

Talk to your doctor and get educated

As a physician I want to emphasize it is NOT harmful to your body to not have periods! When you are taking hormonal birth control (the pill, patch or vaginal ring) your uterine lining is very thin and you will not have excessive bleeding when you stop. I plan to start the Nuva ring and there is no medical reason to stop even quarterly to have a period. I have been using birth control this way for years and am thrilled to not have periods! If men had periods they would have figured this out a long time ago-just my opinion. Talk to your ob/gyn or family doctor to get the correct information.

DO NOT TAKE OUT THE NUVA RING TO HAVE SEX! There is a reason that there are specific directions to follow. The reason you hear a lot of people saying they got pregnant on birth control is because they change the rules for themselves and do not use it correctly. If you have sex for close to 3 hours in a month, and take out the ring everytime than it no longer protects you. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. Leave in the ring during sex. It won't bother anybody.

you can feel the ring, and also, you can remove it for up to 3 hours w/out changes.

I've had 2 partners while on the ring they both said they couldn't feel anything

Actually, the package insert does say that it can be out for up to three continuous hours. Three continuous hours is the maximum amount of time it can be out and you would still be protected against pregnancy. Naturally, the less time it is out, the better, and three hours sounds (to me) like a pretty long sex session! if you take it out every time you have sex, say it's about an hour, you'll be fine.

I have been using Nuvaring for three years now with no complaints. At first I didn't know about the option to skip periods, but that 3-4 week length of use made it possible to adjust when my period occurred if desired. After I learned about it, I skipped it once in a while, especially if I wanted to shift the days of bleeding away from special occasions. Now I'm leaning toward skipping it all the time. I'm 36 now, and my doctor just told me that since I'm not a smoker, the blood clot risk is negligible and not increased significantly by keeping it in continuously.

As for keeping it in during sex, I always do. My partner can feel it, and he actually likes the goal of trying to get a ringer! (This happened once a couple years ago -- after he withdrew, there it was around the base of his penis! We enjoy laughing about that.) It has never fallen out on its own, and it never bothers me. I had been thinking about switching to Mirena (I have one child and am happy with him as an only.) but I've heard the ends of the strings poke some men uncomfortably. I might try it if I have to start paying for Nuvaring, because its cost without insurance is the only drawback I see.

My husband and I have been using the Nuva Ring on and off for almost five years and we love it. HOWEVER! The first two years of using it were troublesome, since I had a loss of sex drive for some time. It also made me nauseated and I had diarrhea for the first few days when I would switch out rings. I did get my sex drive back though; it could have been from stress too. My husband can't feel the ring during sex, but sometimes with foreplay I can feel it and it's uncomfortable, so I take it out right before the actual act of sex. It's not safe to take it out on a regular basis, because you will only increase your chances of unplanned pregnancy. I do recommend this for of BC to anyone who has had a history of mood swings on any kind of pill though. Since the ring distributes a low dose of hormones daily, less than many pills do, mood swings are less likely on the ring. I had horrible mood changes on the pill almost the entire time. But when I switched, the stopped completely. Well, until my period came(LOL). Oh, has anyone been on the ring and not gotten theor period during your week out? I'm kind of freaking out because i switched from the Depo-shot to the ring last month. I took my ring out after three weeks on Wednesday, and now on Sunday still no bleeding. I had moderate cramps throughout Friday and Saturday, and now nothing. Weird. Any input would be appreciated.

I would like to put some input on the length of time in taking the ring out and your period starting. I have been on the ring for a year and a half. I love it! It did get kind of scray when it started taking a while for my period to start, but it always did. So I would say just wait and it will come. As long as you use it correctly you should be fine. How ever does anyone notice pain during sex after putting a new ring in after having a period? I noticed it after a few months of using it? That's the only thing I don't like about it. But other than that this is a great BC.

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Thank you above reader for the input on easing my anxiety about how long it takes to get my period after stopping the ring between cycles. I have just swapped over from the pill to the ring and normally on the pill I take the sugar pill for a day or 2 and i get my period. So far on the nuvaring its been 3 days and no sign of my period. I will wait a few more days and hopefully it will come.

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Can stopping NuvaRing affect your period?

After you stop a hormonal birth control method like the pill, patch, or ring, you'll probably have your usual withdrawal bleeding, just as you had the month before. After that, you are likely to start ovulating in two to four weeks, and should get your next period in four to six weeks. If you had irregular periods before, they will probably go back to their previous habit. Otherwise, you can expect to settle back into your old pre-ring pattern within a couple of cycles.

Hormonal birth control makes your period lighter while you're on it, so you'll probably notice longer periods with more menstrual flow once you stop.

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How can you make your period shorter?

Lots of water will help excret some of the blood, as well as being active. Drinking green tea will help as well, if you use tampons it will absorb more and make it go away. You may also want to take the pill, which will shorten it dirastically

Put heat on your Uterus whether its a heating pad, an electric blanket or a warm bottle of water. Also stay away from salted foods.

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When was NuvaRing invented?

NuvaRing was first approved in The Netherlands on February 14, 2001, then by all 14 other countries then in the European Union on June 12, 2001, and in the United States by the FDA on October 3, 2001.[1] NuvaRing was first marketed in the United States in July 2002, followed by several other European countries in late 2002.[2] In March 2007, Organon announced the market launch of NuvaRing in Australia, bringing the total number of countries where NuvaRing is available to 32. NuvaRing is currently used by approximately 1.5 million women worldwide.

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NuvaRing

Who invented NuvaRing?

I can't answer your question exactly, but the company that invented it is Organon, and it first received FDA approval in 2001, so it is a relatively new contraceptive method. I can say that most of the women I have seen in clinic who have tried it do give it positive reviews, after getting over the initial stigma of how to place and use it properly. NuvaRing is the trade name for a vaginal ring prescription contraceptive sold by Organon. It is a flexible plastic ring that administers a low dose of a progestin and an estrogen over the course of 3-4 weeks. NuvaRing was first approved in The Netherlands on February 14, 2001, then by all 14 other countries then in the European Union on June 12, 2001, and in the United States by the FDA on October 3, 2001.[1] NuvaRing was first marketed in the United States in July 2002, followed by several other European countries in late 2002.[2] In March 2007, Organon announced the market launch of NuvaRing in Australia, bringing the total number of countries where NuvaRing is available to 32. NuvaRing is currently used by approximately 1.5 million women worldwide. Modern Inventions of 2001 * AbioCor artificial heart invented by Abiomed - the Abiocor represents groundbreaking medical miniaturization technology. * Nuvaring birth control invented by Organon.

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When do you get your period after stopping NuvaRing?

After stopping Nuva Ring, you'll probably have your usual withdrwal bleeding. In some women, it's just a little spotting, possibly so little that the don't even notice. After that, your next period is likely to come in four to six weeks, if your periods were regular before Nuva Ring. If they were irregular before, they will probably resume their irregular habit.

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What are the side effects of stopping NuvaRing?

I've used the nuva ring for about a year and I've been off it for about a month now. Some noticable side effects I am experiencing is having pregnancy like symptoms. Sore nipples/breast, headaches, fatigue, heartburn, nausea, sensitivity to certain odors, abdominal pain, late/missed period, and bleeding gums. I should have got my period this week but haven't yet, but occording to others experience I've read online some women are having the same side effects after stopping. It's pretty frustrating, because my husband and i wanted to start trying to have a baby and I've taken 3 pregnancy test because of the symptoms I was having, but they were all negative. But from reading others experiences of these same symptoms i feel better knowing i am not the only one who experienced these unfortunate symptoms.
I have had no physical side effects of quitting the nuva ring but my emotions are crazy!! I have felt extremely sad and anxious and confused(a lot of turmoil in my mind) The side effects are supposed to subside after 3 months of quitting any birth control...I can't wait to feel normal again.
I was three days late to put my ring in--two days later it must of come out- because I am pregnant!
After you take out Nuva Ring, you'll probably have your typical withdrawal bleeding. After that, your next period will probably arrive in 4-6 weeks, so it might be a little late, and you might have a bit of spotting that month. As ovulation returns, you might notice some ovulatory cramping and ovulatory cervical discharge, and you might notice that your periods are heavier than they were when on Nuva Ring.

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NuvaRing

Can you take a pregnancy test at 8 weeks?

Yes you can. Some tests are al little as two weeks. yes YES!

yes, a blood test will show results after 1 week

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Vinegar

Will drinking vinegar stop your period?

I have tried drinking vinegar plenty of times because I have painful cramps. It really does work in one day but the next period may be a little heavier. It only works for a couple hours and your stomach may feel funny.

No it shouldn't stop your period but it may make you feel very sick and give you a lot of heartburn, not to mention quite bad breath.

No

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Can NuvaRing cause spotting?

In the first three months, you may have irregular spotting or bleeding. It's less common on Nuva Ring than on the pill, but it can occur. After the three month "breaking in" period, you should see more regular periods and lighter flow.

Whatever bleeding you have, just keep using the ring on the schedule on your calendar, regardless of bleeding.
In the first three months, you may have irregular spotting or bleeding. It's less common on Nuva Ring than on the pill, but it can occur. After the three month "breaking in" period, you should see more regular periods and lighter flow.

Whatever bleeding you have, just keep using the ring on the schedule on your calendar, regardless of bleeding.
Unscheduled spotting or bleeding on the ring is most common in the first three months of use or if you left the ring out accidentally. If it is troublesome to you, or if you also have pain, painful urination, or unusual vaginal discharge, contact your health care provider for advice.

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Can you leave NuvaRing in for four weeks?

Check this associated website, or just Google NuvaRing

I just started the Nuva ring and leave it in for 4 weeks and then insert a new one. After talking to my doctor, she told me that the Nuva ring was approved by the FDA to be used continiously. The Nuva Ring is good for 34 days, if I remember correctly. So I have not had a period for the last 2 months. It has been great!

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NuvaRing

Does stopping the birth control pill cause bleeding?

Yes, stopping birth control pills will cause bleeding.

The hormonal birth control pill suppresses your menstrual cycles to stop ovulation, also stopping menstruation. When you stop taking the pills the drop in synthetic hormones triggers a withdrawal bleed, this is the bleed you normally get once per month on the placebo pills. If you miss a pill or stop the pills midway through the pack you will get a withdrawal bleed too.


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Back Neck and Spinal Pain
NuvaRing

Can NuvaRing cause back pain?

If you're experiencing discomfort due to NuvaRing, it's likely due to the ring rather than the hormones. Most women can use NuvaRing without noticing its presence. But we're all built differently, and some women can feel the ring whenever it's in. Women with frequent constipation may notice that problem more than others.

Before you give up, make sure that you've inserted the ring as high in your vagina as possible. If you're still experiencing discomfort when it's in, and no discomfort during the ring-free week, talk with your health care provider about other options.

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Can you change your birth control start day without the risk of getting pregnant?

Yes, you can change your start day without increasing the risk of pregnancy as long as you don't go more than seven days without an active pill. To do so, just start the next pack earlierthan scheduled, rather than later. So if you want to change your start day from Sunday to Wednesday, and you took your last active pill on Saturday, take the placebo/sugar pills for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, discard the old pack, and take the first active pill of the new pack on Wednesday.

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