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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Nuvaring (Overview)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 weeks to prevent conception.


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Nuvaring (Overview)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 weeks to prevent conception.


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Does nuvaring have to be sitting exactly on the cervix to be effective?

Does nuvaring have to be sitting exactly on the cervix to be effective?

Nuvaring.: No it does not. Its contraceptive effectiveness is due to hormones not the position of the ring. ...Read more

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Can you please define nuvaring and how does it work?

Can you please define nuvaring and how does it work?

Hormones: Nuvaring is a flexible 2” diameter ring that is inserted in the vagina. It releases a continuous dose of estrogen and progestin to prevent the ovaries from developing mature eggs. It is 99% effective in reducing pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nuvaring?

Please describe the medication: nuvaring?

NuvaRing: Used for birth control. This medicine is a contraceptive. Nuvaring is the trade name for a combined hormonal contraceptive vaginal ring. ...Read more

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Are nuvaring and the patch more dangerous than birth control pills?

Are nuvaring and the patch more dangerous than birth control pills?

No: The nuva ring and the patch are both forms of birth control pills with the same two hormones. The only difference is with the ring the hormones are absorbed vaginally, and with the patch through the skin. Nuva ring is quite low dose in hormones. The patch is a little higher in hormone dose. ...Read more

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When is nuvaring effective? I am 4th day with second nuvaring and i had unprotected sex with ejaculation. My doctor said i can get plan b, should I ?

When is nuvaring effective? I am 4th day with second nuvaring and i had unprotected sex with ejaculation. My doctor said i can get plan b, should I ?

Probably working: Did you have the ring out for very long between the 2 nuva rings? If it was for y days or less, the chance of being pregnant is pretty low (very low, but not impossible). However, if it was for more than 7 days between the nuva rings, you should use the plan b, or ask your doctor a prescription for "ella" which can work a little better than Plan B depending on your weight. Also consider copper iud. ...Read more

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Will nuvaring work if it's being out for more than 3 hours? Can I put it back in?

Yes, it will work: Nuvaring normally can be taken out up to 2 hours for intercourse and put back in safely and still prevent pregnancy. If it is put back in 3 hours however, Plan B would be a safe "back up" method to prevent any sperm stragglers from making it to Nirvana(the spurious egg). ...Read more

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What are the most complications with the nuvaring besides puttin it "in"?

What are the most complications with the nuvaring besides puttin it "in"?

Nuvaring: Besides the discomfort of putting it in, some women may have discomfort during intercourse and a foreign object sensation. Vaginal irritation and inflammation can occur, some weight gain and nausea. Serious and more rare side effects include blood clots, but less likely for those under 35 and who don't smoke. ...Read more