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vixenchic42
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Hi!! I've been using nuvaring for quite a while, and I have never had problems until recently. Lately, the ring doesn't want to stay pushed up in my vag, which doesn't bother me when I'm sitting, standing, or sleeping, but when I'm walking around, I can feel it and it's a bit uncomfortable. It just comes down and sits right at the opening of my vag. I can push it back up, and it's comfortable agian for a couple of hours, the it's back to the opening.

When it sits for a while at the bottom of my vag (I'm sitting in class for example) It kind of irritates the skin right at the opening and outside of me. This is itchy and a but sore, but not nearly enough to make me think about switching birth controlls. As someone who routinely forgets pills, I LOVE the convenience of the nuvaring.

I've tried wiping with tucks wipes, which my mom recommended and which say they're safe for vaginal use, but they don't seem to help any. Anywhere else, my first thought would be cortisone cream, or something like that, but I'm leary to put anything on my vag that shouldn't go there.

Does anyone know of a solution for this little nuisance? I'd love something I could just slap on in the morning and not have to worry about it.

Thanks bunches!!!!!

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Alice
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The Nuvaring Website says that if it falls out repeatedly then you should see your doctor.

You'd definitely want to see the doc about the itching and soreness, too. You're right, you don't want to put anything down there (like creams) without knowing for sure they should go there. The tucks are great, but aren't meant for long term use anyway.

I know convenience is nice, but it's more important for it to work for you, KWIM? If you end up having to forgo the ring, you have other options that aren't the Pill. Check out Birth Control Bingo.

[ 09-03-2008, 09:55 PM: Message edited by: Alice ]

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