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apples3
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So I was looking at the NuvaRing website for info on this but it wasn't very clear. I want to change the day i remove my ring from Thursday to Saturday. Should I just leave my current one in for two days longer, then do an off week as usual and just do it on Saturdays? The website says "If NuvaRing® has been left in for more than 3 weeks (but less than 4 weeks), remove it immediately and insert a new ring after a 1-week ring-free break." So is it okay to switch my days because my ring will be in for 3 weeks 2 days, which is less than 4 weeks? Or is that like, really really not recommended?
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If you shorten the time period you are using the ring for, then you may lose effectiveness in both the previous cycle and the next. So, ideally, you want to avoid that.

When is your next off-week?

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My next off-week is in two weeks. But i would be lengthening the time i used the ring for i thought? since it would be 2 days more...
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You can go ahead and lengthen the time you use the ring for, so that you can get on the schedule you want without compromising your effectiveness. Leaving the ring in a few extra days doesn't decrease your effectiveness: it's taking a ring out early that would.

In other words, leave the ring in until Saturday instead of Thursday, and then take it out Saturday like you want to.

If in doubt about any of this, call your pharmacist or prescribing physical, who can tell you how to do this.

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Ok thank you!
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