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Ah! My period has strangely light

By Anonymous February 2, 2015 - 7:55pm
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I recently stopped using NuvaRing after about 3 years of regular and proper use (in Oct 2014). In November I got my period only a week later than it would have been had I stayed with the ring, and it was much worse (pain, flow) than it had been on the ring. After an anxious December with no period, it showed up Jan 1 when I woke up. This past week (when it was due to come, but a few days early), it was very light for my usual 4 or 5 days, and I've been spotting for 2 or 3 days now. I'm nervous I could be pregnant, even though my boyfriend and I use condoms and still "pull out." Is it worth getting a test? Basically everything about light periods online said stuff about implantation bleeding so I'm kind of freaking myself out...

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Dear Anon,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community and sharing your question about Nuva Ring and your irregular periods. 

I don't think it is implantation bleeding as that only lasts a couple of hours and then goes away. Since you have been spotting for 2-3 days, it's very unlikely that it is implantation bleeding.

I doubt that you are pregnant, but taking a pregnancy test will ease your mind. Your body is probably just adjusting to the change in birth control. I am sure you are just fine-but a test will tell for sure.

Try not to freak out, irregular periods is a normal side effect after stopping birth control.

Hope this helps.



February 3, 2015 - 2:22pm
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