How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN Your Own Ques...
Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN, Nurse Practitioner
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 890
Experience:  Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Type Your Health Question Here...
Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I accidently left my nuvaring birth control in for 10 days

Resolved Question:

I accidently left my nuvaring birth control in for 10 days longer than I was suppose to. I had a very long period when it was due. The next month was normal. The most recent period I didn't have a normal flow I just spotted and it wasn't a normal color. Is this normal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN replied 7 years ago.


Thank you for writing in today. It is not uncommon for a woman to have some fluctuations in her menstrual cycle. The amount and characteristics (color) of the bleeding can fluctuate greatly. The menstrual cycle is actually sensitive to changes, such as failure to ovulate that month, illness, stress, or travel. However, as in your case, any change in hormones (birth control) can actually cause some irregularity in the cycle. When this happens, it can take a few cycles for the cycle to normalize again. At this point, this is probably some benign irregularity; however, it wouldn't hurt to discuss it with your Ob Gyn provider. You especially need to see your provider if your next cycle is still irregular or you develop any additional symptoms, such as abdominal pain. I hope this helps. If you have additional questions or concerns, please let me know. Lisa

Lisa, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN and 2 other Health Specialists are ready to help you