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A 21-year-old female asked:

am using nuvaring and when i take it out and get my periods there always black/brown color is that normal?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Sometimes with the NuvaRing there is just such a slight build up of the lining that the discharge is very little and the bleeding represents what looks like old blood and can be darker like you describe.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the common side effects of the nuva ring?

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Effects of Nuva Ring: The nuval ring releases estrogen, and the side effects are the same as any woman taking extra Estrogens ie. The increased risk of increased blood clotting is the most serious, and can be seen in woman taking bcp. Other side effects can also be associated with extra estrogen such a spider veins, and slight defects of the liver's handing the excess estrogen.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to replace nuvaring every three weeks without leaving it out for a week?

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No it is not bad: This is perfectly safe and can be used to diminish the number of periods that you have. There is the risk of spotting and breakthrough bleeding at times, but overall it is a safe option.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Can the nuva ring be to far up?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
I don't C how?: There is a limit to how far up in the vagina and object can go. It the ring is at the farthest extent of the vagina, it has gone as far as it can go. If you have a concern, discuss with pcp/gyn or get examination. Contraception and total effectiveness is too important to ignore. The consequences are too great.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long does it take the nuvaring to get outta your system?

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Once removed: The hormones of a NuvaRing are cleared from your system relatively quickly once the device has been removed form your vagina.
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What to do if not sure if I used nuva ring incorrectly?

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