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I have been on the Nuvaring for a very long time now. Last week on Monday i removed the ring and had a normal period, but was unable to replace the ring with a new one, because the last one i had disconnected.

So on Wednesday this week i went ahead and got prescribed more rings. I still haven't put one in, because im so use to having to change and remove them on Monday and i don't want to get confused or forget about it.

Thursday, during the middle of the day, i went to the restroom, and there was some very light blood. Which has never happened before, after a while it stopped, but late in the afternoon I got dark bleeding not much just a bit. I have never had spotting? is that what this is?

I did have sex twice during this week, i have been with the same partner over two years now and we both are clean. I feel confused and somewhat worried why im bleeding.

I just want to have some idea of why this is happening, since it is the first time im having bleeding after a week of my menstrual.

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Robin Lee
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Hi Bombwuurdd and Welcome to Scarleteen,

Since your body is used to the routine of you putting your ring back in right away, it's possible that the hormonal shifts that are occurring since you did not do so resulted in this spotting.

Be aware that since you took a break from the ring (that is, didn't put it back in right away after your seven days off) you'll want to use a back-up method of birth control for at least the first week of using it again. we usually suggest using a back-up method of birth control for the entire first cycle when starting the ring for the first time, or starting it again after a break.

I think you're saying that both you and your partner have tested negative for STIs, correct? "Clean" really isn't an accurate or respectful term, as it implies that people with STIs are dirty, which couldn't be further from the truth.

Here's some more information on the Nuvaring:

the Vaginal Ring (Nuvaring)


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