Hi, I was supposed to take out my old nuvaring after my three week stint. As I didn't want a period for that week, I decided to insert a new ring straight away. Since then, about 10 days ago, I have had intercouse without any other protection ie condoms. I am now concerned that I may have become pregnant as I am feeling a bit off. Am I fully covered with continuing to use Nuvaring without a break? Would appreciate any answers. Thanks.
I was reading the specific instructions on the package and it says:
During week 3 of wearing time: If a Nuvaring has been out of the vagina for more than 3 hours, you may either insert a new ring and start a new 3-week cycle, or you may wait 7 days (and have a menstrual period) before you insert a new ring. You must use back-up birth control until the new or replaced ring has been in place for 7 days in a row.
So, as long as you put another one in within 3 hours, you SHOULD be ok. It could be that your body isn't used to not having a period or that there are extra hormones in your system and that's why you are feeling a little off. But if you doubt that at all, I would go straight to the DR., clinic, or drugstore and take a pregnancy test. You don't want to waste any time finding out if you accidentally got pregnant. You would need to discontinue taking the birth control immediately. Nobody else can tell you what you are feeling in your body, so trust your instincts.
- NuvaRing Information for Consumers
- NuvaRing Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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