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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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Side effects of nuvaring birth control include what kinds of things?

Side effects of nuvaring birth control include what kinds of things?

The usual: Some people do not have any side effects, but possible ones are, break through spotting or bleeding, new or increased vaginal discharge, headaches, blood clot, stroke are more uncommon ones, bloating, weight gain, sore breasts. While anyone can have a side effect, I have many patients on it and the majority do quite well. If you punch up the web site you can read about some others. ...Read more

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Is nausea and extream fatigue side effects of nuvaring or should I be looking for other causes?

Is nausea and extream fatigue side effects of nuvaring or should I be looking for other causes?

Nausea: Products containing estrogen can cause nausea. Nuvaring usually causes less nausea than birth-control pills because the circulating levels are lower. Fatigue is not atypical side effect of Nuvaring ...Read more

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I want to try nuvaring, I've been on other birth control and had bad side effects. What are the side effects of nuvaring?

I want to try nuvaring, I've been on other birth control and had bad side effects. What are the side effects of nuvaring?

Same: Nuvaring is the same as a birth control pills except it is absorbed transvaginally rather than thru the stomach. Because of that difference, you may have less nausea and more consistent blood levels of the drug. If you had 'bad side effects' with the pill, I suspect you will have the same with the Nuvaring. Discuss with your doctor what those side effects are. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Have been using Nuvaring for many years, leave mine in for 4 weeks, is it ok to skip the week off for 1 month? Any ill side effects of doing so?

Have been using Nuvaring for many years, leave mine in for 4 weeks, is it ok to skip the week off for 1 month? Any ill side effects of doing so?

Ring removal: Can leave you unprotected unless using alternate double barrier techniques:condoms PLUS spermicidal foam, gel, sponge etc. Additionally, you may experience breakthrough heavy bleeding and cramping. ...Read more

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What can be side effects of the nuvaring birthcontrol?

What can be side effects of the nuvaring birthcontrol?

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. ...Read more

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I want to take the nuvaring out, I had intercourse 4 days ago. Is it safe to take it out now? Reason: side effects too much?

I want to take the nuvaring out, I had intercourse 4 days ago. Is it safe to take it out now? Reason: side effects too much?

Contact your GYN doc: Nuva ring is inserted into the vagina for a three-week period and then removed for one week, during which the user will experience a menstrual period. I would suggest that you wait for the date it is due to be removed or you may have failure of contraception.
Talk to your gyn if you have side effects and use barriers like condoms or oc pills. ...Read more

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With Nuvaring, do less hormones circulate through the bloodstream than with BC pills? Does this make it a safer alternative with fewer side effects?

With Nuvaring, do less hormones circulate through the bloodstream than with BC pills? Does this make it a safer alternative with fewer side effects?

No and yes: No, the therapeutic amount of blood stream hormones to suppress the pituitary are the same for the pill and the Nuva ring. However, since the Nuva ring is placed and absorbed vaginally, a lesser amount of hormone is need to achieve the therapeutic blood levels. The oral pill has more inert ingredients to be dissolved by the stomach acid before the active hormones are absorbed. ...Read more

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How do the NuvaRing and birth control patch compare to the pill in terms of safety risks and side effects?

How do the NuvaRing and birth control patch compare to the pill in terms of safety risks and side effects?

Birth control: safe: The NuvaRing and patch depend on creating a poor environment for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb. On occasions, both methods may fail. Both are "safe" but do not compare in efficacy to the low dose birth control pill taken properly in effectiveness. There are potentially fewer "side effects " with the NuvaRing and patch, however, excluding the failure rate for preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had nuvaring in 4days to long an feel overly sleepy an drained stomach hurt an temp 98.9 day before pain in leg all up to back o. Right side?

Had nuvaring in 4days to long an feel overly sleepy an drained stomach hurt an temp 98.9 day before pain in leg all up to back o. Right side?

Nuva-ring: This is not because you left your nuva ring in to long. The only problem leaving it in too long, is it has a reduced estrogen/progesterone contact, and thus risk for pregnancy is higher. I feel something else is occurring in your body causing fatigue, and pain. Get evaluated by your PCP. I would suggest base line labs first, CBC and BMP. ...Read more

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What are side effects of nuvaring and early signs of pregnancy?

What are side effects of nuvaring and early signs of pregnancy?

Note sure: Potential serious side effects with NuvaRing include blood clots & increased risk for stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, breast cancer, cancer of reproductive organs, liver tumors & elevated lipids. Common risks include headache, weight gain, nausea & vaginal irritation, infections with increase in secretions. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of nuvaring last?

How long do the effects of nuvaring last?

Variable: The ring itself lasts about 5 weeks. After discontinuing the ring, ovulation may return immediately or usually within three months. ...Read more

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How to tell if nuvaring side effects or early signs of pregnancy?

How to tell if nuvaring side effects or early signs of pregnancy?

Side effects: Potential serious side effects with NuvaRing include blood clots & increased risk for stroke, heart attack, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, breast cancer, cancer of reproductive organs, liver tumors & elevated lipids. Common risks include headache, weight gain, nausea & vaginal irritation, infections with increase in secretions. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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Is it safe to leave my nuvaring in for longer than 4 weeks?

You should not: Nuvaring is meant to be used for 3 weeks, removed for a week and then a new one placed. The hormone in the NuvaRing is only enough for 3 weeks. The presence of the ring for longer than 3 weeks may cause a vaginal discharge and other problems. It is best to use the ring as directed. ...Read more

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How long after discontinue nuvaring will I become fertile again?

How long after discontinue nuvaring will I become fertile again?

The next cycle: Full fertility may take some months after discontinuing therapy, but you should not rely on protection of NuvaRing the cycle following discontinuance of therapy. Other forms of birth control should begin if therapy is stopped unless conception is the desirable goal. ...Read more

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Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.

Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.

Conditional, yes: If the Nuvaring are kept in the refrigerator then they tend to remain active in preventing pregnancy for up to one year. However, I would use supplemental barrier contraceptive such as a condom to be certain that there is no failure with the "expired" Nuvaring. ...Read more

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How long can I leave my nuvaring out?

Leaving Nuvaring out: Well you can leave it out as long as you want! But if you want to continue using it as a contraceptive, I suggest that you leave it out no longer than 24 hrs. This may not be a wise idea considering the metabolism the hormones in the ring because you may have possible ovulation and risk the chance of an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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

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

Once removed: The hormones of a NuvaRing are cleared from your system relatively quickly once the device has been removed form your vagina. ...Read more

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My husband and I are trying for a baby and I've been on the nuvaring for 2 years and I wanted to know how long it takes to come outta your system?

My husband and I are trying for a baby and I've been on the nuvaring for 2 years and I wanted to know how long it takes to come outta your system?

Nuva ring: Generally I recommend that patients wait at least 3 months after stopping hormonal contraceptive before attempting to conceive. The longer time interval you wait - the less likely any issues will occur but I would wait at least 3 months. ...Read more