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I just started the Nuvaring on the 11th of May, I was suppossed to get my monthly on the 6th of June and it is not here yet. Me and my husband have unprotected sex just about every day, if we can in between the three kids that we have already. My question is should I be worried about being pregnant because of my monthly not showing up yet. I called the family doctor and she said to take the ring out just in case and to also take it out because it is due to come out. Should I make an appointment for a blood test on Friday if it is still not here?


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replied June 7th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A23864
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Nuvaring takes about 2-3 weeks to start giving you effective protection against pregnancy. If you were sexually active during the first 2-3 weeks after insertion of Nuvaring, then chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy. If periods do not start within next 7-10 days, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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