A 35-year-old female asked:
is it recommended to use the menstrual cup? how safe is it and which brand is better?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual cup use: The menstrual cup device is a flexible product that eliminates the use of paper and sanitary products by capturing the menstrual flow. It has to be emptied frequently to avoid "overflow" and is safe to use.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Why does menstrual fluid stink so much? Is there a way to reduce the stink?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Blood: Menstrual flow is actually deteriorating 1) fertilized eggs. 2)endometrial lining. 3) cervical mucous. 4) corpus luteum. This bloody discharge is high in iron in various
stages of breaking down. Frequent washing with clean warm soapy water is
the safest way of eliminating odors.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Having a friend complaining from menstrual delaying for 4 months, unknown reasons?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Periods stopped: Common cause of this is pregnancy. Many other possibilities. Ask your friend to see her family doctor for an examination to determine cause of periods stopping.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Why the menstrual cyclo can be completely unregulated?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Hormone imbalance: There are many causes for irregular periods, most commonly it is from ovarian dysfunction and/or hormone imbalance.
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Fall River, MA
A 20-year-old female asked:
Are menstrual cups safe?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Should be: There is no evidence to the contrary. The most important thing about menstrual cups is that you use them as directed and you follow closely the recommendations for cleaning and storage. They can generally be worn up to 12 hours before emptying, cleaning, and re-inserting. So far, there are no reported cases of toxic shock syndrome. They are an environmentally responsible alternative to tampons.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Why is my menstrual brown this is the second month it is brown?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 28 years experience
Brown Vag Discharge: This is most likely aged blood left over from either spotting, a cervical irritation or even old blood from previous menses.
In most cases this is normal and benign.
5196 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 23, 2018
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