nuva ring/ hot water?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2007
nuva ring/ hot water?
Sun, 06-17-2007 - 8:37pm


I have a question about nuva ring. I have been on it for about two months now and so far things seem to be going well. However, a few weeks ago I was in the shower and it started to slip it so I took it out, rinsed it off, and put it back in. I was told when that happens to rinse it in warm or cool water. I am afraid that the water was too hot. So I was just wondering what actually happens if the water is too hot? Does that give me less protection against becoming pregnant? Any input would help! Thanks!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-30-2003
Sun, 06-17-2007 - 10:45pm

Hi bobcat1987, welcome!



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 06-18-2007 - 10:30pm

If it's on its way out and you catch it(with clean hands) and it doesn't hit any potentially nasty surface, you don't need to rinse it off.

Judie Cl for Birth Control