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Is it okay that i took nuvaring off a week early?and what could be wrong with me?

By Anonymous May 25, 2011 - 11:51pm
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Hi, i have been on nuvaring for about 5months. But i havent had intercourse with the ring the entire 4months until this month which is my 5th month. And i noticed a couple days later after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend and i did take the ring out during sex,but after i put it back in before 3hours. And every since i had sex with my boyfriend my stomach has been hurting and feeling bloated and i have had bad headaches and i was wondering could it be a side effect of the nuvaring? Because this is my 2nd week going on the 3rd week of the ring but i took it out a week early then i should be cause my stomach has been hurting really bad. I was wondering is that okay?and do you know what mayb wrong with me? HELP!!!

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Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question!
I'm a little confused as to why you removed the ring during sex and then put the same one back in? Nuva Ring is supposed to remain in place for 3 weeks, one week off, and then a new one inserted. When you re-insert an old nuva ring, you've put yourself at risk for an infection.

Common side effects of Nuva Ring include:
■Vaginal infections and irritation
■Vaginal secretion
■Weight gain

Although abdominal cramps is also a less common side effect reported with Nuva Ring, I would suggest you give your doctor a call-- just in case there's a chance of infection. I think you also did the right thing by removing the Nuva Ring.

May 26, 2011 - 6:09am
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