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Is pregnancy possible despite wearing NuvaRing?

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Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2015
Question: Hello! My last period first day was Jun 12th and it lasted around 5 days. I wear Nuva Ring for protection and put it back on the 16th (around 2hrs late than usual). I had 2 intercourses half unprotected (he took the condoms off in the last minute to ejaculate, but he ejaculated outside both of the times) on the 20th and 21st. After that, on the 22nd I found some brown stains in my underwear (similar to the end of the period blood). What does it mean? Can I be pregnant or have an ilness? I can't remember if I experienced that before, but I don't think so. My period is usually very regular.
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Answered by Dr. Srilatha Myaka (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chances of pregnancy are less

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,welcome to healthcare magic.I understand your concern.
In my opinion the nuvaring is used continuosly for 3 weeks and later ring free interval for a week during the time which period occurs.
It is usually placed on the same day after 4 weeks when the ring was placed in previous cycle.
Failure rate might occur if the delay in putting the ring for more than 48 hours or more.
Moreover the risk of pregnancy is less as ejaculation was done outside.So mostly the brown discharge might be due to infection.
Wash your hands during insertion or removal and maintain hygiene.
Pregnancy is suspected if the period is missed.So dont worry the discharge due to pregnancy if any will not be manifested that early.
So relax.
Hope this satisfies your query.
Feel free to discuss further.
Best regards....dr.srilatha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Srilatha Myaka (23 hours later)
Thanks for the answer! It makes me more comfortable. However, this morning I just checked and I really have a heavy period right now, even though I didn't take off my ring anytime and even had my period ended last week. What can it be according to my first question and this new inormation? f
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Answered by Dr. Srilatha Myaka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
it might be hormonal imbalance

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,I got your query.I understand your concern.
In my opinion the bleeding might not be related to menstruation or pregnancy.
It might be irregular bleeding caused due to hormonal imbalance which might be a less severe sideeffect of nuvaring.
Nuvaring is 95% effective if used correctly.
So dont worry.Relax.
You might need to consult doctor only if the period is missed.
Hope this satisfies your query.
Feel free to discuss further.
Best regards...Dr.srilatha
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Chances of pregnancy are less Detailed Answer: Hello dear,welcome to healthcare magic.I understand your concern. In my opinion the nuvaring is used continuosly for 3 weeks and later ring free interval for a week during the time which period occurs. It is usually placed on the same day after 4 weeks when the ring was placed in previous cycle. Failure rate might occur if the delay in putting the ring for more than 48 hours or more. Moreover the risk of pregnancy is less as ejaculation was done outside.So mostly the brown discharge might be due to infection. Wash your hands during insertion or removal and maintain hygiene. Pregnancy is suspected if the period is missed.So dont worry the discharge due to pregnancy if any will not be manifested that early. So relax. Hope this satisfies your query. Feel free to discuss further. Best regards....dr.srilatha