Pregnant On NuvaRing

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sec84 - May 15

I started using NuvaRing in January and while I don't usually keep track of my cycles too closely I know that I should have gotten my period sometime during my "off week" which was May 5th to May 12th. My usual period lasts approx 4 days and is medium flow. This time it came on May 9th at night and was gone within 24 hours. It was also very light, it never did fill up a tampon even after leaving it in for the 8 hours max. I also had cramps before (which is normal for me) and after that day (def not normal for me), still today and it is May 15th. I'm also very tired and getting headaches a lot more often than normal, and I am getting pretty gassy and a little constipated (sorry, tmi!) which is also not normal for me. The reason that I'm concerned is because I had read that you can take NuvaRing out for up to 3 hours if you need too. (and i do because my husband doesn't like the feel of it). But I think 3 times I had forgotten to put the ring back in after because I fell asleep (stupid of me, i know)... So it was out for 7-10 hours each of the 3 times... Is this 24 hour thing something to really worry about? I'd like to avoid having to take a hpt especially because my husband and I are under a ton of stress and I'd like to avoid adding to it if possible... Thanks for all your opinions!

 

clindholm - May 15

I know you don't want to test, but I really think you should rather than driving yourself crazy with the "what if..." You can get a dollar store one so you don't have to put out all the extra cash. Since you are under alot of stress, I would think testing would at least let you decide if you need to be more stressed or not. Sorry I am not too much help. Your symptoms do sound like pg though. I hope you get the answer you want.

 

sec84 - May 15

Thanks for the reply... I was really hoping that someone would say "eh, don't worry about it, just a light period" but I guess that's not going to happen :( Well this would actually being my first time having to test so would this be too soon to do so? I looked back at when my last "off week" was and it was during the week of April 7th to April 14th. Thanks for the reply!

 

Teddyfinch - May 16

unfortunately, when you leave it out, especially before s_x, it allows the sperm to go by freely and once they're up where they need to be, putting the ring back won't help. i say take a test and let us know!

 

sec84 - May 16

Well I did buy the test but I'm too scared to take it... I'm a chicken. It's sitting on my desk in it's bag unopened. I don't even want to read the directions! Geez...

 

sec84 - May 16

So I got my nerve up and took the test... BFN. So I'm not sure if I should wait and take another later on or maybe I should have did as soon as I woke up. Any ideas?

 

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