Medical Questions > Womens Health > Menstruation Forum

Suppression of menstruation and the Nuva ring

Must Read
Menstruation is a woman's normal monthly menstrual period. But what are the signs of abnormal periods? When is vaginal bleeding serious?...
Regular vaginal bleeding vagina is a sign of healthy menstruation. What signs and symptoms point to menstrual problems? Read on to learn the difference....
Menstrual irregularity means that something is wrong. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an irregular period to prevent larger problems later...
User Profile
This is my 3rd month on the Nuva Ring. The first month was normal, last month was extremely short but the flow was normal. I took the ring out on Monday 5/11, it's Friday 5/15 and still no period. I did not have any unprotected sex since my last period. Pregnancy test comes up negative. Can you please tell me what this could be??

Thanks


Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied May 18th, 2009
Menstruation Answer A6594
Your description of an absence of a period after the removal of your Nuva Ring is called suppression of menstruation. The combination of the two hormones in the Nuva Ring (estrogen and progestin) sometimes thins out the lining in the uterus (also known as endometrial atrophy) and there is no withdrawal bleeding or menstrual period. Research shows that 0.3 to 3.8 percent of women have this experience when using the Nuva Ring.

If you desire a menstrual period you might want to speak with your healthcare provider about changing your contraceptive method.

Thanks for asking your question.


|
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Menstruation , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.