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Can I use tampons with nuvaring

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Les Gurwitt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Back-up contraceptio: Use backup contraception or abstain until you obtain renewal of your nuvaring.

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: You can use tampons and the NuvaRing together if needed. Follow the normal safety rules for tampons--do not leave tampons in beyond normal maximal le... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hormone changes : It is important to use birth control methods as directed. Otherwise you expose yourself to unexpected hormonal changes which is what happened here. Ju... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Menorrhagia: The Nuvaring can help reduce the duration and the heaviness of your periods but it can take some time before it has its effect. If bleeding >2pads/... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Infection: First thing to rule out would be infection such as yeast, gonorrhea and chlamydia. You will need to see doc for that though.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Need an exam: To say for sure, but what you describe sounds a great deal like vaginismus. You'd need a doctor's exam to rule out other causes, but there is help fo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Shouldn't: It is an antifungal not an oral antibiotic!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
OK if < 3 hours: Nuvaring may slip out when having intercourse. As long it has been < 3 hours --it's ok! what to do: rinse NuvaRing with cool-to-lukewarm (not hot) w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not supposed to: Nuvaring is hormonal contraception, & primarily works by blocking ovulation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Perhaps not: As with birth control pills, some women may not have the withdrawal bleeding on occasion. This is due to the fact that NuvaRing contains both estroge... Read More

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