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A 39-year-old member asked:

how long do the effects of nuvaring last?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Variable: The ring itself lasts about 5 weeks. After discontinuing the ring, ovulation may return immediately or usually within three months.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the common side effects of the nuva ring?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
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.
MN
A 21-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehreranswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
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?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
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.
Wallkill, NY
A 22-year-old female asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Once removed: The hormones of a NuvaRing are cleared from your system relatively quickly once the device has been removed form your vagina.
TX
A 19-year-old male asked:

How long does the nuvaring have to be refrigerated before its considered to "work"?

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Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Never: The NuvaRing works upon placement in the vagina. The refrigeration extends the "usable life" of the ring. It is not required to keep if you are using them within the month. Let them warm to room temp by placing them in your pocket before removing the ring from the package. Less uncomfortable and slightly more pliable! no problem if you do keep them in the fridge, though!

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