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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to miss a period after a month of getting of nuvaring the birth control ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Miss period: Can certainly happen. Your cycle should resume shortly.
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
Pregnancy?: Is pregnancy a possibility? No birth control is perfect. It is also possible to skip a period and not be pregnant if you've used it perfectly. There are also other possible causes. Do a pregnancy test, and if negative, keep using the nuvaring.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

When first starting birth control, can you miss a period because of the birth control?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes : Yes you can but always check a pregnancy test too to make sure.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
I started my birth control can I start my period on second week ? I didn't take the pill on my period i just started off from taking out my nuvaring
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Some bleeding: Even while taking the pill, is not unusal for the first 3 months after intiation or when changing types of contraception. Hang in there, good luck.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Do i need a backup birth control method when switching from nuvaring to mononessa? I started my pack of pills the sunday after my period started.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: If there was no break except for your scheduled week off then no back up is required to prevent pregnancy. Condoms are still needed to prevent stds.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
I just finished my period (the 7 days of sugar pills) and was on a combination hormone birth control. I just started nuvaring today. Will I be protected from pregnancy immediately?
Dr. Andrew Villa
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: If you began the NuvaRing on the day you were supposed to start the new pack of birth control pills - you may be protected. If you started the Nuva... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
I'm on nuvaring birth control and the start of my last period was July 25th. On August 14th I experienced brown discharge and mild cramping. This has never happened to me before but I am sexually active. I was wondering what could have caused it?
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I have had sore nipples for about 3 days and frequent urination at night. i had my period in December and have not been active since then, 2 negative pregnancy tests after period. I also have started Nuvaring (birth control). Should i be concerned?
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormonal variation: and possibly sensitive to Nuvaring. If continues talk to your doctor and an exam.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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