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Are menstrual cups safe?

Are menstrual cups safe?

Yes: Yes, they are safe to use, and even "may save a few trees". ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How to use a menstrual cup?

How to use a menstrual cup?

See this Mayo Clinic: article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/expert-answers/menstrual-cup/faq-20058249

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What is a menstrual cup for?

A menstrual cup: catches blood during menstrual period. They can be used during sports and swimming. They can be kept in considerably longer than a tampon. ...Read more

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Is menstrual cup good to use?

In one study: 91% of women who had a trial with the menstrual cup indicated that they would continue to use them & would recommend them to others. ...Read more

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How do you use a menstrual cup?

Insert vaginally: Used rarely today the cup is inserted vaginally and removed and emptied periodically and then reinserted. ...Read more

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How do you put in a menstrual cup?

Menstrual cup: See this Mayo Clinic article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/expert-answers/menstrual-cup/faq-20058249

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How can I ask for a menstrual cup?

Menstrual cups: can be purchased on line or at stores that sell feminine hygiene products. Prescription is not required. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a menstrual cup?

Anyone know what is a menstrual cup?

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

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Can you recommend the best menstrual cup?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on the menstrual cup?

Viable option: They can be used during sports and swimming. They can be kept in considerably longer than a tampon. ...Read more

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Can I use a menstrual cup if I have had a child?

Can I use a menstrual cup if I have had a child?

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 more

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Help please? What is it like to use a menstrual cup?

My understanding: is that they are convenient. They can be used during sports and swimming. They can be kept in considerably longer than a tampon. You may opt to purchase disposable or one that can be reused for years. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which menstrual cup should I get?

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

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What kind of wipes should I buy for my menstrual cup?

Goggle or Bing: 'wipes for menstrual cup' and you will find brand names for a number of disinfecting wipes that can be used with a menstrual cup. Healthtap doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best type of menstrual cup?

One that fits you: well. Check: http://www.breastsizeguide.com/menstrual-cup-sizes/ Next determine the level of firmness / flexibility (depending on brand). Healthtap doctors Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you leave in a menstrual cup?

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

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Could someone please give me information on menstrual cups?

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