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?
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.
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! :)
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!
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