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Are Menstrual Cups Safe
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Good morning. I made a Conization in the cervix in 2008, because i had a carcinoma in situ. I wonder if it is safe to use tampons or menstrual cup?
Safe, and get PAP: You should continue getting PAP smears, as recommended by your doctor. Tampons or cup is safe. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Catches flow...: A menstrual cup is a soft, flexible device that a woman inserts in the vagina to catch her menstrual flow. She empties, rinses, and replaces it as often as needed. It's sort of like a diaphragm in appearance. (please note that you wouldn't use a menstrual cup as a contraceptive; a woman must be fit for the proper diaphragm size, and use the diaphragm with a spermicide for it to be effective!). ...Read more
Yes: The cup that I am most familiar with is the diva cup. It comes in two sizes - model 1 is for women who are under 30 and who have never delivered a baby, either vaginally or by cesarean section. Model 2 is for women who are over 30 or who have delivered a baby. Diva cup has a great website with answers to many menstrual cup questions: http://www.Divacup.Com/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Would ensure that you get an appropriate size and flexibility/ firmness. ...Read more
I don't have much: Experience with mesntrual cups...Very few if any patients I have seen use them. I would probably not leave one in any longer than one would leave a tampon in = 12-24 hours max, but I am not sure and i would talk with your obgyn. ...Read more
For menstruation: A menstrual cup is a flexible cup worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual flow. Unlike tampons and pads, the cup collects menstrual fluid instead of absorbing it. They are usually made from medical silicone which is a safe and hypoallergenic material. Menstrual cups are cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly than tampons, since they are reusable for several years. ...Read more
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