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Took nuvaring in the second week

By April 11, 2013 - 5:42pm
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Hello, I was feeling kind of pain by using the nuvaring and I decided to take it off is the second week, i was having sex in this week three days before and the past week. But i wasnt having sex today and i wont have sex later ( due to the fact that my bf went back to Germany) . I wonder if then there is still any risk of pregnancy. Should I insert it again? There exist the possibility that sperms survive that long? Thanks for the answers! (Sry for grammar errors the mobile isnt the best place where to type correctly)

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Hello Kathmoss,

NuvaRing is a flexible ring about two inches in diameter that is inserted vaginally once a month. NuvaRing releases a continuous low dose of hormone to prevent pregnancy. It is removed after three weeks and an new ring is inserted seven days later.

When you removed your NuvaRing early, did not use another form of birth control, and had sexual intercourse, you increased your risk for pregnancy.

Sperm can live inside a woman's body for up to five days. If you have unprotected sex even a few days before you ovulated, there is a chance of becoming pregnant.

Consult your gynecologist before you insert the NuvaRing . You may need a blood test to determine if you are pregnant before using it again.



April 11, 2013 - 5:58pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I was removing it earlier but i wasnt having intercourse after that, thats why I am just wondering if the risk is still there. Thanks so much for ur answer

April 11, 2013 - 8:37pm
Guide (reply to Kathmoss)

Hi Kathmoss,

Thanks for clarifying. If you did not have intercourse after removing NuvaRing, then there is no risk of pregnancy.


April 12, 2013 - 5:25pm
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