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I've been on Nuvaring for 8 months now, and this month i accidently took it out a week early on 1/23 when i should have taken it out on 1/30. I had spotting that friday morning on /25 and had unprotected sex that night, then had what seemed to be a normal period but lasted only a few days. I realized on1/30 a week later that i had made a mistake and took a pregnancy test (which i realize now was useless) however am very scared now that i could be pregnant. Should i just wait until 2 weeks after I had sex to take the test? I am freaking out.


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replied February 1st, 2013
Birth Control Answer A41971
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If after removing the Nuvaring, you have had your withdrawal bleeding/periods, then chances of pregnancy are less. Put in the new Nuvaring as scheduled after 7 days of taking out the old one and be regular with its use (discard the old one). Use back-up protection if having further sexual contact. Look out for development of nay new symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance.
Take care.


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