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Nuvaring fell out (another one of these questions)

By Anonymous August 26, 2012 - 11:17pm
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I know there are a lot of Nuvaring questions around, but I can't find the answers to my specific situation. I put a new ring in on Monday, 8/12, which was around the end of my last period. I know I had it in up until Thursday, 8/23 because I periodically check to make sure it's in place. My best estimate for when it fell out was sometime Saturday night 8/25. I'm not positive, but I was drinking and dancing that night, so if it came out I wouldn't have noticed. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex last night, 8/26. The only reason we knew it wasn't it is because there was some brown discharge (which was completely abnormal) and he asked me to double check to see if it was there. We're trying to figure out if it's even possible for me to be pregnant at this point. If there's bleeding and I'm in the middle of my cycle and my ring has been in place for almost two weeks, it's highly unlikely, right? I'm thinking there's no way I could even have ovulated. Any light shed on this situation would be greatly appreciated. Also, I know my insurance company won't do a lost medication override on the ring. Would it be possible to take a birth control pill for the next couple of weeks until my insurance will cover the ring again, just to make sure I'm protected?

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  According to Nuvaring, Your menstrual period will usually start 2 to 3 days after you remove NuvaRing. After a 1-week break, you insert a new ring. It is important that you insert a new ring on the same day of the week as it was removed in the last cycle, even if your menstrual period has not stopped.  If you had unprotected sex, you run a risk of pregnancy.  You will have to discuss with your doctor, as to taking birth control pills.



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