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Using Nuvaring. Heavy bleeding. Why am I bleeding with Nuvaring in?

Hi, I am a 21 year old who has been on nuvaring for around two years, and I love it. I use nuvaring continuously to only get my period every three months. A few days ago, I took the old nuvaring out and immedietely put a new one back in, and it has been in since then. However, tonight I have fairly heavy bleeding which I believe is my period. Why do I have my period with the nuvaring in? Is this okay? Should I leave nuvaring in?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thank you for posting your question here, I will try to answer it to the best of my abilities.

From what I can tell you arent using it right, you're supposed to keep it in for three weeks and then take it out for one week during your period.
Nuvaring doesnt stop periods, it is merely a contraceptive method which is somewhat similar to how birth control pills work.
As such, from now on, use it for three weeks, then pull it out for one week during your period and then once your period is over, place a new one.

I hope this answered your question.
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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