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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 answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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 20-year-old female asked:

Are menstrual cups safe?

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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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Why is my menstrual brown this is the second month it is brown?

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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.

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