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Doctor insights on: Nuvaring And Plan B

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I was starting nuvaring this week, but had an incident last night which caused me to take plan b. Would starting nuvaring this week still be okay?

I was starting nuvaring this week, but had an incident last night which caused me to take plan b. Would starting nuvaring this week still be okay?

Wait: Use condoms until your next menses (withdrawal bleed) after taking plan b. If you don't have a cycle within 2 weeks, take a pregnancy test or see your doc. Resume NuvaRing after your cycle as directed & take good care of yourself. ...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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Is it effective if I put in nuvaring after I had unprotected sex and used plan b?

Is it effective if I put in nuvaring after I had unprotected sex and used plan b?

Yes: That is perfectly acceptable. Plan b will decrease your risk of pregnancy from unprotected sex and then NuvaRing can help provide more effective long term contraception. ...Read more

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Condom broke, but I've been on nuvaring for the past 8 months. Should I consider taking a Plan B pill, or is the nuvaring enough protection?

Condom broke, but I've been on nuvaring for the past 8 months. Should I consider taking a Plan B pill, or is the nuvaring enough protection?

Nuvaring: Nuvaring is one of the most effective contraceptives on the market with a 98-99%/year efficacy vs 85-88%/year with condoms if used correctly. The extra protection you derive with the concurrent use of condoms is more against the transmission of stis than contraception where the benefit is only marginal. Talk to your obgyn immediately who may be more familiar with your specific situation to be sure. ...Read more

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First time on nuvaring, I am now on second ring but on fourth day I had unprotected sex with ejaculation, should I get plan b?

Plan B: You should be protected by the NuvaRing and should be ok. Plan b will probably add nothing to your protection since the NuvaRing is already supplying like hormones. ...Read more

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I am on second nuvaring, I inserted new one right on 7th day. However I had sex with ejaculation on fourth day should I take Plan B or no?

No If you use it: As instructed, 3 wks on and 1 wk off, NuvaRing is 98% effective, means even with proper uses 2% chance of getting pregnant. It appears you followed as recommended. Plan b is not effective wk after, you want to be sure get a pregnancy test done and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on second month of nuvaring, on day four of the new ring I had unprotected sex with ejaculation. Should I take plan b? When do I ovulate?

No ovulation: Most forms of birth control block ovulation, which prevents the pregnancy. As long as you have been using the NuvaRing as prescribed, you shouldn't need to use plan b. If you had a longer gap between rings than 7 days, you should use plan b. ...Read more

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I'm on the nuvaring and also ciprofloxacin. My boyfriend and I had sex last night and did not use a condom. Should I take the plan b pill?

I'm on the nuvaring and also ciprofloxacin. My boyfriend and I had sex last night and did not use a condom. Should I take the plan b pill?

There are: Rare Nuvaring "failures" however it's unlikely that you will conceive. ...the CIPRO has no effect on Pregnancy Prevention! A major question here is what part of your cycle were you??
If high risk. Plan B would add another "preventive""layer"
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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?

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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I placed Nuvaring on Mon 7/28 Had unprotected sex on Fri Aug, 1st. Ovulation calculator says 8/1-8/6. Took plan B on Sun 8/3. Could I get pregnant stil?

I placed Nuvaring on Mon 7/28 Had unprotected sex on Fri Aug, 1st. Ovulation calculator says 8/1-8/6. Took plan B on Sun 8/3. Could I get pregnant stil?

Pregnancy: Nuvaring is not guaranteed to be effective until 7 days after placement. Plan B is about 75-83% effective if used properly. Sex was during a time of higher pregnancy likelihood. So yes, in the above scenario it is possible to be pregnant, though unlikely. If the next period is missed, a pregnancy test should be taken to obtain status. ...Read more

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I had sex 12-8. The next day, I took Plan B. Then I had a gyno appt. On 12-12 and was prescribed NuvaRing. Nonstop bloating, cramping. Light brwn disc?

I had sex 12-8. The next day, I took Plan B. Then I had a gyno appt. On 12-12 and was prescribed NuvaRing. Nonstop bloating, cramping. Light brwn disc?

Patience: Most of the side effects from hormonal birth control will gradually resolve for the women who are patient and persistent. The Nuva ring is excellent birth control as well as cycle control - continue to use it. ...Read more

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Possible leak of semen from base of condom and into me. Been on nuvaring for over a year. Should I consider taking plan b? Possibility of pregnancy?

Maybe: Technically, it's still possible but unlikely. If you are concerned, you may want to take something like Plan B or get a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Plan b 12/8, period & nuvaring in 12/15, nr out 12/26, unprotected/no pulling out sex all thru jan. No period yet. What are the odds of pregnancy?

Plan b 12/8, period & nuvaring in 12/15, nr out 12/26, unprotected/no pulling out sex all thru jan. No period yet. What are the odds of pregnancy?

Hard to predict...: Can buy a home pregnancy test. The urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Took Plan B 12-8. Was then perscribed and started NuvaRing 12-13. Constant bloating, cramping, constipation, light brown discharge, lower back pains..

Could be...: It could be associated with the NuvaRing and symptoms usually get better after a couple of weeks on it. However, if symptoms are severe or persistent you should see your doctor for possible alternative contraceptive and also evaluation of other possible causes. ...Read more

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9 days ago I took planb (12 hrs. After sex) and then I started nuvaring later that day, this week my breasts have been really tender. Is this normal?

9 days ago I took planb (12 hrs. After sex) and then I started nuvaring later that day, this week my breasts have been really tender. Is this normal?

Plan b: I suggest you get a pregnancy test since there is about 20- 25% failure rate even after appropriate use of plan b. It is not well documented that nuva-ring will cause breast symptoms. If anything your breast symptoms may be related to the stage of your menstrual cycle. Presumption apart, I also suggest you see a doctor. Thanks and good luck. ...Read more

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I started nuvaring mar18 3 week took out apr8 got period apr11 put new ring in apr15 I had unprotected sex with ejaculation apr17. Should I get planb?

Nuva-ring: It sounds from your description that you've used the nuva-ring properly and are on your second ring. In this case, you can expect it to be working and Plan B is not necessary. ...Read more

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I started nuvaring march18 took out 3 weeks apr8, got period apr.11 inserted back apr.15 had unprotected sex with ejaculation apr17, should I take planb?

No: You should be protected. As long as you stick to three weeks in, one week out, and then insertion of a new ring for three weeks, you are protected. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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Took PlanB 6/15 NuvaRing was put in 6/10- took my ring out on time but no period; have gas nausea lower back pain-shld I put ring in as sched tomrw?

Took PlanB 6/15 NuvaRing was put in 6/10- took my ring out on time but no period; have gas nausea lower back pain-shld I put ring in as sched tomrw?

3 weeks in 1 out: Nuvaring should be used for 3 weeks straight then removed for 7 days. If you are using Nuvaring then you do not need to take Plan B as you are already protected against pregnancy. Do not leave Nuvaring out for more than 7 days. ...Read more

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Is Plan B safe?

Is Plan B safe?

Yes: But is does have potential side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.


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Plan B (Definition)

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