Does the nuva ring cause more of a blood clot risk than other birth conrol?

No. All medications that contain Estrogens can increase the risk of forming blood clots in the veins. Estrogen increases the blood's tendancy to clot. Nuvaring has a very low dose of estrogen; risk of clots is similar to other estrogen-containing contraceptives.

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I've been on my period for 9 days now. I was using nuva ring and took it out two days ago. Small blood clots daily. What could be the cause?

Nuvaring. Nuvaring is not 100 % birth control. Pregnancy can occur, so get a serum HCG test (very accurate). Sometimes the progesterone in the Nuvaring can make your cycle irregular, but if pregnancy test is positive, see your healthcare provider to make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy. Read more...

Can the nuva ring affect urchances of getting pregnant? Its a horrible birth control. I had avery large blood clot the first time I took it off. Yrsago

Not a problem. The NuvaRing is similar to being on a low-dose birth control pill. There is not an affect on future ability to get pregnant in patients who have been using it for any period of time. It may be that there is something else going on if you are passing clots. This should warrant a workup that should include an ultrasound. Read more...
No. Nuvaring is simply the birth control pill packaged differently, and none of these products affect future fertility. Obviously the NuvaRing was not right for you, but that does not mean it is not a perfectly good choice for someone else. It sounds like you have some concerns which you need to discuss with your doctor. Read more...