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I just was prescribed the nuvaring vaginal ring. During oral sex will my partner be able to feel it?

I just was prescribed the nuvaring vaginal ring. During oral sex will my partner be able to feel it?

Doubtful: The Nuvaring is typically inserted as far up as you can get it, as close to the cervix as possible. So, unless your partner has an incredibly long and "acrobatic" tongue, I doubt he/she will be able to feel it. Never say never, of course, but I think it's doubtful. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just was prescribed the nuvaring vaginal ring. During oral sex will my partner be able to feel it?

Doubtful: The Nuvaring is typically inserted as far up as you can get it, as close to the cervix as possible. So, unless your partner has an incredibly long and "acrobatic" tongue, I doubt he/she will be able to feel it. Never say never, of course, but I think it's doubtful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
Once
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Is the vaginal ring cause depression like the pills?

Is the vaginal ring cause depression like the pills?

Possible side effect: Mood changes, including depression symptoms, is a potential side effect of hormonal birth control - including the ring you mention, as well as birth control pills and patches. Would encourage you to talk with your provider if this is a concern and discuss options. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a vaginal estrogen ring put in when someone has a uti. Does that increase the risk of getting a vaginal infection also?

Is it safe to have a vaginal estrogen ring put in when someone has a uti.  Does that increase the risk of getting a vaginal infection also?

Opposite: It is safe to keep in while you have a uti. By promoting a healthy mucous lining with the estrogen ring, you might be decreasing the risk of infection in the vagina. ...Read more

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Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Would a physician prescribe me an estrogen ring for vaginal dryness?

Right to source: The estrogen ring puts estrogen right where you need it for vaginal dryness. There's no need to take a pill when it's your vaginal wall that needs some increased estrogen. In addition, the risks of vaginal estrogen are a lot lower than oral estrogen. The ring is a great idea for many women, as it's not as messy as some of the vaginal creams. ...Read more

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Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Can you experience vaginal dryness during intercourse because you are using the nuva ring?

Possible: While most women who use the NuvaRing have few side-effects, some do. The estrogen in the NuvaRing in theory should help improve vaginal lubrication, but rarely a woman will have discomfort from the ring. ...Read more

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I've had serious vaginal dryness since getting Depo-Provera shots. Going to switch to the nuva ring when the time comes, will this help?

Possibly: The depo may be decreasing the amount of cervical mucous you normally produce. The NuvaRing is the same compound but its physical presence might stimulate a little more mucous. ...Read more