Menstrual Cup Side Effects and Disadvantages

Menstrual Cup is one of the popular feminine hygiene products that ensure safety and hygiene in the vaginal area of women’s. Generally, they are made of silicone and rubber and come in a cup shape. Like other hygiene products, this is also used for collecting period fluid and bacteria and keeps you away from leakage spots.

Have you ever think is the menstrual cup is safe for the vaginal area as compared to pads? Yes, you heard right! Sometimes, the build-quality of the cup may cause rash, itchiness and allergies. According to medical experts, using a menstrual cup may cause unusual vaginal discharge, soreness or vaginal pain after menstruation days. Moreover, they can face some other issues like burning during intercourse, bad odour from the vagina, etc.  Therefore, we have come with common side effects which have faced by women on using a menstrual cup

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Menstrual Cup Side Effects

  • Itchiness and Irritation

There is a various reason for having irritation and itchiness. Let’s understand by example when inserting a cup for the first time without any guidance can cause discomfort and irritation. To avoid such issues, you can read the manufacturer’s recommendations and choose the right size cup before use.

  • Infection

Having an infection after the use of a menstrual cup is a serious issue. It does occur when hands are not washed properly and disinfected. The bacteria may transfer from hands to cup easily. The intimate area will be infected by bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections if bacteria have already existed in the vaginal area. It may also imbalanced the pH of the intimate part. To avoid these types of issues, you can use antibacterial soap and clean & warm water to wash your hands while inserting the cup. Make sure the cup is clean well with warm and soapy water before use.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

This syndrome can cause by bacterial infections. This disease or infection is generally caused just because of carrying a more absorbent tampon or tampon installing for longer than recommended.

To reduce the risk of TSS, you can consult to doctor or nurse. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap and warm water before inserting and pulling your cup. The cup should be clean well with fragrance-free soap and warm water. As per the manufacturer’s guidance, you can add a small amount of water to the external area of the cup to help in installation.

Menstrual Cup Disadvantages

  1. The cup removal can be discomfort and chaotic especially when you are far away from home and difficult to remove the cup.
  2. To find the right fit for the cup, you can try a few brands. Sometimes the right fit of cup may not help to get away from discomfort and stress.
  3. Without manufacturer instruction or the help of an expert, you can understand to insert or remove the cup. It is hard to pull the cup down and out.
  4. The material may cause different allergies.
  5. It may cause vaginal irritation and infection.

Note: After using the menstrual cup not only rinse with water it but also wash it with liquid soap to maintain the hygiene.

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