I accidentally left my NuvaRing in about a week extra. It has been about a week or more and I have not had a normal period. I have an off & on discharge of dark blood (looks like old blood, not fresh). It feels like I have been having occasional cramps but I can't tell because they are so light. I have also been a bit moody but I have been really stressed lately. I have been sexually active with no other protection than the NuvaRing. I am worried that I may be pregnant or something but I can't really find any information that helps me when I look online. Can anyone give me some helpful information?
The ring still contains enough hormones at the end of day 21 to protect you for another 7 days. Some women do this to delay their periods for 3 cycles in a row. As long as you start the next ring on day 29, it is perfectly fine. You will be 100% protected like every other day.