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Started using the Nuva Ring Two weeks ago. 5 days ago

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Started using the Nuva Ring Two weeks ago. 5 days ago started with what looked like contact dermatitis and increase in vaginal/rectal burning, very little to no itching. No foul smelling thick discharge. I did remove and discard the ring and it had some thick brown odorless discharge on it. Have been sexually active with the same partner x6months, also last pelvic exam (no Pap smear just chlymydia and ghonorrea) 03/2015 with normal results.also very poor appetite -extremely worried
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

The nuvaring can cause an allergic reaction. It may also cause spotting or bleeding which explains the thick brown discharge. This does sound like an allergic reaction. Your poor appetite is not related to this at all. Some women absorb a large quantity of estrogen from the nuvaring and do not absorb it normally. It sounds also that you are not tolerant of the ring and that you need to find a new method of birth control

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
treatment wise you feel this should clear on its own?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If I'm going to get charged extra money for an answer to that question, please don't respond.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

Yes this should clear on its own. You get charged only one time. There is never a fee for additional questions that are related and you can come back any time to the question for more help. No charge. Please consider a positive rating. Thanks!