Does vaginal ring cause period like cramps?

How our community feel they have been impacted by period like cramps on vaginal ring

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

59%

A bit

24%

Quite a bit

9%

A lot

4%

A great deal

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Out of the 46 reviews for vaginal ring, 0 people (0%) reported period like cramps.

Reviewers that reported period like cramps as a side effect

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Used for 3 - 6 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Nov 23

  •  Still using

Things started out really well. No side effects and I didn't take ring breaks so no periods. My skin got less greasy so I got fewer spots, and I had 3 months blissfully free of painful period diarrhoea. Sadly after 3 months I started to get breakthrough bleeding every day and minor versions of my old period symptoms like back pain, cramps, and digestive upsets started to flare up. I tried removing my ring but that just made it worse and within 4 hours I was having a bad time on the loo and put a new ring in just to make it stop. The new ring helped, but now I feel kind of trapped having a constant mini period all the time with no alternative since the only pill that worked for me in the past has been discontinued, and progesterone only contraceptives have never agreed with me, so nothing else seems as convenient as the ring. All in all, bit of a mixed bag.

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th May 23

  •  Still using

I've been using NuvaRing in the past and I was most content, so when getting a new long term partner now it was my first choice. I'm currently on my 4th ring. 1st month was messy due to prolonged bleeding, but now I'm not having any side effects except vaginal dryness, which became pretty prominent and has very negative impact on my sex life. Aside of that, I'm very happy with this method (cumulative 5 years of experience)


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Feb 23

  •  Still using

Great not having to remember each day. Has made my periods regular even though they are still heavy


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Vaginal ring common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

54% of vaginal ring reviewers reported vaginal discharge

41% of vaginal ring reviewers reported period like cramps

37% of vaginal ring reviewers reported vaginal dryness

30% of vaginal ring reviewers reported breast enlargement

30% of vaginal ring reviewers reported tender breasts


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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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