theholls (theholls) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Specific Question about Nuvaring and Cup

Hello all! 

So, I have read quite a few entries on here- this being my first submitted. I have a question about the Nuvaring, just something I've been thinking about. 

I'm no expert, but I've done a lot of paranoia-based reading on birth control, etc. From what I understand, birth control serves to suppress ovulation/the forming of an egg. I have also heard that it is not possible to form an egg while still menstruating. 

This being said, would the concerns of the cup being in the way of the Nuvaring's birth control be moot- or have I made a false assumption? I mean, I have read that most people say that their cup doesn't affect their ring. On the other hand, some people have said to put the ring in first, so that it is near the cervix; others have said to put the ring in second, so that it doesn't slip into the cup and become useless. But what I don't understand is this- can possible obstruction of the hormones from getting to the right place (be it the cervix or just the vaginal wall- whichever it is) lead to ovulation if I'm still on my period?

So I guess what I'm asking is this- is there a way that the cup could cause the Nuvaring to somehow fail in it's job of preventing ovulation if you have to use both in the last few days of menstruation? Is there a resource with a factual stance on this? (All I've seen are personal stories)

Anyways, I hope this wasn't too confusing- I'm just trying to decide if I should A: use liners from the day I put in the ring until menstruation stops B: Not worry about it. I would give my gynecologist a call, but to be honest I don't really feel comfortable with her, debating switching doctors entirely (unrelated rant)

Thanks for reading! 

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