Two rings ago, I accidentally left the ring in for 5 weeks, Sunday to Friday, a total of 34 days. I put a new ring in exactly one week later, left it in for 29 days, and replaced it immediately with a new one. This new one has been in for 19 days today, and for the past few days I've been having pretty heavy spotting and cramps like I get during my actual period.
Somewhere I've read that you can actually keep the ring in for up to 35 days - is this true? Why would I randomly start getting cramps/spotting over 2 years after starting the thing? For some reason I'm thinking that I threw everything off by accidentally keeping it in for 5 weeks. Y/N? What happens if you stick it in waaay late? I didn't keep track of the exact days my period started and ended the past few months, since some months I had it and some I didn't (because I didnt allow a ring-free week).
TL;DR - Ring can be left in for up to 5 weeks, y/n? What happens if you leave it in too long, can it throw you off for a while? I feel like I'm getting my period 19 days after having the ring in, when I usually don't start it until a few days after removing it. Have I just thrown everything off from going back and forth between 3 weeks, 4 weeks, etc.? TIA.