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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more


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Is it safe to use tampons while you still have nuvaring inserted?

Is it safe to use tampons while you still have nuvaring inserted?

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 length of time. If you accidentally pull out the NuvaRing when removing your tampon, rinse off the NuvaRing in cool to lukewarm water (never hot water as you can damage it) and reinsert.

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On nuvaring.Insert on 1stevry month lost 1(removed by tampon, accident). Put new 1 in on the 7th(when noticed 1st gone) spotting on the 18th, why?

On nuvaring.Insert on 1stevry month lost 1(removed by tampon, accident). Put new 1 in on the 7th(when noticed 1st gone) spotting on the 18th, why?

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. Just leave the current ring in for three weeks and the out for a week as normal and the bleeding should correct itself over time. Spotting on birth control is very common.

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Just started nuvaring for Endo. I've been bleeding 14 so heavy going through pads and tampons, what's wrong?

Just started nuvaring for Endo. I've been bleeding 14 so heavy going through pads and tampons, what's wrong?

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/hr, go to the hospital for evaluation.

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Please i need help! I have horrible vaginal pain. It only hurts when it comes in contact with things, like my nuvaring, intercourse, or tampons. It is?

Please i need help! I have horrible vaginal pain. It only hurts when it comes in contact with things, like my nuvaring, intercourse, or tampons. It is?

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 for this if you choose to.

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Can I take my nuvaring out during sex?

Can I take my nuvaring out during sex?

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) water and reinsert it as soon as possible, at the latest within 3 hours. You should still be protected from pregnancy. Remember NuvaRing does not protect against std's, however.

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When do you ovulate while on nuvaring?

When do you ovulate while on nuvaring?

You don't: Nuvaring, like birth control pills, helps prevent pregnancy primarily by inhibiting ovulation (preventing your ovary from releasing an egg), by tricking your body into thinking it has already done so. Therefore, you do not ovulate while using nuvaring, provided you do so correctly.

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What are some of the side effects of nuvaring?

What are some of the side effects of nuvaring?

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 estrogen and progestin. Estrogen makes the uterine lining grow whereas the progestin makes it thinner. Progestin always dominates so most women will experience lighter periods. Sometimes the lining becomes so thin that no withdrawal bleeding occurs.

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Are there any unusual side effects of nuvaring?

Are there any unusual side effects of nuvaring?

No: The side effects are similar to any low dose ethinyl Estradiol birth control pill and are probably less with nuvaring.

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Does nuvaring have any effect on fibroadenomas?

Does nuvaring have any effect on fibroadenomas?

Nuvaring: Nuvaring contains hormones estrogen and so could affect breast fibroadenomas and also cause breast tenderness. see below. Note if you have breast fibroadenomas . Monitor for breast cancer as there is an increased risk(BC may decrease it ). F/U w/ doc. http://www.rxlist.com/nuvaring-drug/side-effects-interactions.htm http://www.rxlist.com/desogen-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm

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What are some side effects of using the nuvaring?

What are some side effects of using the nuvaring?

Mild: This is the lowest dose estrogen containing birth control on the market. Side effects include breast tenderness, mild weight gain (5#or less), irregular bleeding, dizziness, change in appetite, headache & bloating. Severe side effects include blood clots, stroke, pain, heart problems etc. As with most birth control estrogens, these are possible but rare.

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Will i bleed taking the nuvaring out 2 weeks early?

Will i bleed taking the nuvaring out 2 weeks early?

Ring removal/bleed: Most likely yes, because your uterine lining will shed.

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When does fertility return after removal of nuvaring?

When does fertility return after removal of nuvaring?

Almost immediate: I would wait until your first normal period. It can take up to 6 months. But, just because you arent menstruating, does not mean you arent ovulating.

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How to tell if I am ovulating first month on nuvaring?

How to tell if I am ovulating first month on nuvaring?

Check progesterone: Have your doctor check a progesterone level on the 21st day of your cycle. If it is low then you did not ovulate. Birth control uses Progestin, not progesterone. You can also check with an ultrasound.

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What happen if i insert the old nuvaring on by mistake?

Risk pregnancy: A used nuva ring will not provide adequate hormones for an additional month to prevent pregnancy.

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Do i take nuvaring out if i start bleeding while it is in?

Do i take nuvaring out if i start bleeding while it is in?

No: If you have just started using the ring, some spotting for 2 or 3 months will be normal. If you have been using the ring for over 5 months without breakthrough bleeding (btb) and then start having btb - see your doctor.

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