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Help with birth control & nuvaring. I started Nuvaring & put it in on the last day of my period. it is now day 4 that nuvaring has been inside of me. I had unprotected sex today, but took plan B right after. I then had unprotected sex less than an hour after taking the plan B today. Also, both times my husband pulled out. Do you think i could possibly become pregnant? Should i take ANOTHER plan B pill?? Ive looked everywhere online and on the planned parenthood website it says that nuvaring is effective right when i put it in as long as its within 5 days of my period. Am i worrying too much? Please help. I dont want to regret not taking another plan B pill. I also calle many pharmacys & they all told me different things.

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replied June 13th, 2013
Birth Control Answer A43868
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Nuvaring usually starts giving you effective protection after about 2-3 week of regular use. The protective effect from the emergency contraceptive lasts for about 12 hours hence if your next intercourse was within 12 hours of taking the last ECP, there is no need for repeat dosage. If you have taken ECP within 24-48 hours of your unprotected sexual contact, it should help in preventing pregnancy (provided you have not been sexually active after taking ECP). Since the emergency contraceptives contain high doses of hormones, these can disrupt the normal hormonal and period pattern causing period/bleeding abnormalities and appearance of new symptoms (and if you take double or repeat dosage of ECP within a small time frame, the effects will be much pronounced). Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation, clarification and assistance. Treatment as indicated (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate your periods. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider using back-up protection during intercourse to have additional protection. Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy, and avoid repeat use of ECP. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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