... till time to actually put the next one in! What do I do???
Well for one thing, you are not protected, so use condoms and spermicide when you have sex until you can get established on the Ring again. You will need to wait for your next period and start over putting the Ring in on Day 1, the day you begin bleeding. If you take the Ring out for sex, you MUST put it back in within 3 hours. If it is out longer than 3 hours, you cant count on it as protection any longer and need back up. If this is inconvenient for you-you dont like the ring in for sex (and this I can understand because some men say they can feel it and the same with some women) and you keep forgetting to put it back in on time then this may not be the method for you and perhaps the Pill might be a better option for you. You can try setting an alarm on your cell to remind you to replace it after sex (in case you fall asleep or just plain forget) or just try to remember to put it back in as soon as you are finished. There is little you can do if sexual activity occurred in the time that it has been out other than hope that the timing was such that you didnt ovulate. It was a very chancy time to be late putting it back in and there is a good possibility for pregnancy. If the next period is a week late, go ahead and test.
- NuvaRing Information for Consumers
- NuvaRing Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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