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I was wondering if I was allergic to what the nuvaring is made of and if someone could be allergic to it. I started taking it just under a week ago and have developed itching in my vagina. I have been on bc for most of my life and don't think I couldn't be allergic to the hormones. My mother has a latex allergy but I don't have problems with condoms. Could it be the ring?
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First Helper Willow58
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replied March 13th, 2010
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Willow,
I do not know that the make-up of the ring will be much help to you but here goes. The ring is a nonbiodegradable, flexible, transparent, colorless to almost colorless ring made of ethylene vinylacetate copolymers (28% and 9% vinylacetate) and magnesium stearate and contains 11.7 mg etonogestrel and 2.7 mg ethinyl estradiol. The ring is latex-free.

It is certainly not unknown for the ring to cause an allergic reaction or irritation. Is it possible that you got a yeast infection?

Best of luck!
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replied March 14th, 2010
It may be possible. I am not sure though because I am not prone to them. I have only ever had one. Also there is not burning during urination. I am going to give it a few more days and if it doesn't go away I will call my doctor.
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replied January 18th, 2011
Hi,

I've been doing research on this because I have used Nuvaring before over a year ago. I just started using it again and began getting hives. The hives were consistent, but I didn't relate them to the Nuvaring until the second month in. I just removed it because I was at my fourth week and the hives have gone away. I have never had a problem with latex. The previous post n this board says the Nuvaring is latex free anyway. Apparently people have reported reactions to ethylene vinyl acetate on other websites from other products. I'm going to look into it further.

What have you found since your last post?
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replied December 6th, 2011
nuvaring made me itch in the worst place
I have been on NR for 4m and the last 3 i have had a rash and the most iritating itch. My boyfriend is about to commit me for my crying spells during my much loved college football season "geaux tigers". But the side effects just keep getting worse. So i take out NR after day 2 in the 5th month and the itching stopped, hive went away, migraine gone, and mood swing w/ crying is gone too. Did i mention i got a full nights sleep in 5m.
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replied December 6th, 2011
I have been on NR for 4m and the last 3 i have had a rash and the most iritating itch. My boyfriend is about to commit me for my crying spells during my much loved college football season "geaux tigers". But the side effects just keep getting worse. So i take out NR after day 2 in the 5th month and the itching stopped, hive went away, migraine gone, and mood swing w/ crying is gone too. Did i mention i got a full nights sleep in 5m.
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replied July 18th, 2012
Nuba Ring hives
I was on the ring once before in my early 20's with no problems. Then very recentlyI was put back on the nuvaring for my PMDD', in less then 24 hours I began breaking out in severe hives and an all over body itch. I removed it immediately after I made the connection. It took 5 days for the hives to cease appearing and 7 days to fully stop itching.
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replied December 16th, 2012
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one of the possible signs of a serious problem

Urgent, frequent, burning and/or painful urination, and cannot locate the ring in the vagina (rarely, accidental placement of NuvaRing into the urinary bladder)
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