A 37-year-old female asked:
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happy new yr! i'm on the nuvaring. i'm getting pelvic pain but i also have sciatica right now and i think the pain may be traveling. is either possible? i worry about ov cancer too but that's a reach

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Symptoms of sciatica including pain, numbness or weakness radiating from the buttock down to the foot or ankle is unlikely to be caused by NuvaRing . Your pcp can examine you carefully and determine if it is indeed scistica and needs further work up.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubt OV CA: Especially if you have had a normal gyn exam within a reasonable time. If you have sciatica it could all be coming from your low back, had anyone done an MRI or even x-rays to see if they can see a problem? Physical therapy might help but it would be nice to know what the problem is!
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Speak with Doctor: your OB can discuss your issues with the nuvaring. Regarding the sciatica, it may need to be worked up. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to discuss your options for evaluation and treatments.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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Unlikely: If you used your unvarying correctly this chance is low. Getting a pregnancy test would answer your question.
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Yes: Yes, it is normal because NuvaRing doesn't cure it. It may control it to a degree.

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