Post # 1
Ok so today was the first day of “period” bleeding and my doctor told me on this day to go ahead and insert the nuva ring. Well, I tried and no matter what I could STILL feel it really close to the opening of my vagina. So I tried the “tampon dispenser” method and put it in like I would normally a tampon. However I felt this kinda “sharp pop into place”…? That freaked me out but I figured it was just settling in where it’s supposed to be but I better see if I can still feel it to pull it out when the time comes..I CAN’T FEEL IT WITH MY FINGER?! This is making me nervous because how on earth am I supposed to get it out? Did it go too far? How do I get it out now? Oh man.. :/
Post # 3
You’ll still be able to get it out. I don’t know if I’ve felt what you have but if I don’t have sex for a couple of days it will, like, work its way down closer to the entrance. Or something. But if I have sex it gets lost way up places where I really have to reach far in to get it. So I’d say don’t worry, or if you are going to worry, try really hard to get it or put a tampon in and see if you can feel it, and then take it out and put it back in.
Post # 4
Your vagina is a finite depth. You’re fine!
For me, nuvaring really never went “up” that far. I take it out for sex because it would just come out anyway. (You can take it out for up to 3 hours at a time.)
Again, your vagina is not so deep – I think the average is 4-5 inches – and may be just far enough inside for your finger to miss.
Post # 5
mine is always very close to the opening. almost to the point where i am convinced that it is going to fall out even though i know it won’t. when i do push it really far back, it eventually works its way down again. don’t worry.
Post # 6
Thank you guys…I’m hoping in a couple of days it might settle a little closer so I can feel it. I’m terrified that it will end up in my bladder because I read the little pamphlet that came with it and it said that SOME people have actually somehow inserted into their bladder. 🙁 I’m paranoid I’m sure but I just don’t like the thought of not knowing where it is lol.
Post # 7
@PinkMermaid: I think there’s more of a chance that the ring fails (breaks) than being inserted into the bladder. If you’re truly that concerned, you can schedule something with your gyno and they can help.
Post # 8
Considering you have a very long tube that goes to your bladder called your urethra, you cannot insert it into your bladder unless you have a disorder that causes you to have an enlarged urethra. I googled it, and that seems to be the entire reason why that clause has been entered into the phamplet.
Your vagina is in no way connected to your bladder. If you put it in your vagina, you don’t have to worry about inserting it into your urethra.