What are the side effects of the ring birth control?

What are the side effects of the ring birth control?

The hormones in NuvaRing and Annovera birth control rings may cause side effects in some people….After starting the ring, some people may have:

  • Headaches.
  • Nausea.
  • Sore breasts.
  • Changes in your periods (early, late, or stopping altogether while on the ring)
  • Spotting (light bleeding or brown discharge)
  • More vaginal wetness.

How well do birth control rings work?

If you use it perfectly, the ring is 99% effective. But people aren’t perfect and it can be easy to make a mistake β€” so in reality the ring is about 91% effective. That means about 9 out of 100 ring users get pregnant each year.

Is the ring better than the pill?

Ring users had more vaginal irritation and discharge than pill users but less nausea, acne, irritability, depression, and emotional changes. Ring users often had fewer bleeding problems than pill users. The quality of information was classed as low for the patch trials and moderate for the ring studies.

Can I use tampons with NuvaRing?

It’s completely fine to use a tampon while you use your NuvaRing. It won’t make the ring less effective. Be aware, though, that you could accidentally take out your NuvaRing when removing a tampon. If the ring comes out, rinse it with lukewarm water and reinsert it right away.

Is the vaginal ring comfortable?

If the ring is correctly inserted and pushed up high enough, you shouldn’t feel anything at all. In fact, it’s only uncomfortable if it’s positioned wrong: β€œIt’s like a tampon, where if it’s half in and half out, it’s uncomfortable,” says Dr. Brant. Still, it might take you a try or two to insert it correctly.

Does vaginal ring have less hormones than the pill?

The vaginal ring is a type of contraception which you insert into your vagina, where it stays for three weeks. You then leave it out for a week before putting in a new one. It contains very similar hormones to the ones that are in the combined pill.