I have had the nuva ring for anout 1 year and I have been taking it out on the 3rd week and putting a new one back in right away instead of having my period. i have been fine until 3 days ago. its not time for me to insert the new one but im bleeding. it stared out really dark then it got lighter. and it hasnt stopped yet!!! i dont know whats wrong with me?
NuvaRing - continuous bleeding, what's happening?
Question posted by lbritton03 on 17 Nov 2012
Last updated on 25 July 2019 by Ash3b
I have used nuvaring in the past for 3 years and had no physical bleeding from it. I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis and was advised I use it again after being off of it for 4 years. 3 weeks on and a new ring on the 4 week for 6 months straight and then a follow up appointment. I have currently been bleeding for 5 months straight since I started nuvaring again and it’s unfortunate. Hoping to have answers next month, but its affected how I live my day to day life physically and mentally in many ways. It’s a convenient method of birth control but it does have a lot of cons like any other method
That is an acceptable way to use nuva ring. My GYN suggested I use it that way, reinserting a new ring immediately after removing the last. I was told thay I would avoid a period all together that way. I'd used nuva ring succesfully for a number of years in the past, but I'd always taken it out after wk 3 and inserted a new one 7 days later. Recently I've begun using the ring again and decided to try the immediate reinsertion technique. I've now had my period 15 days and counting. I do not reccomend this technique at all!
As far as I know, you are not supposed to do that with the Nuva ring. You are supposed to leave it in a full 3 weeks, then take it out for 7 days so that you can get your period and then put a new one back in. Your body hasn't had time to get rid of all of the extra hormones and they have built up and it has messed yup your cycle. I would contact your GYN, and ask him or her what you should do, they would know better than anyone, but in the meantime, PLEASE use another form of birthcontrol if you don't want to get pregnant until you get your Nuva ring schedule worked out. good luck, I hope it all works out for you! :)
You haven't allowed your body to get rid of all that at all in the past year. You are just cleaning out, lol... leave the ring out a week, then replace it even if you are still bleeding. I'm really not sure what week you're on. If its not time to take out the one, then leave it there until it is, then leave it out a week and start over again.
- NuvaRing uses and safety info
- NuvaRing information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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