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Menstrual Cup Health Risks

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Menstrual Cup Health Risks

Nothing is ideally good in this world and menstrual cups are not an exception. There are few things which are considered to be dangers and possess a potential risk to human health. This article will look-see the nitty-gritty of the risks associated with menstrual cups. Keep reading to know which is what.

Menstrual cups risk factors

Irritation

A study in 2011 confirmed that menstrual cup users had experienced irritations than those who used tampons. The irritation is predominantly due to not maintaining proper hygiene. To avoid the irritation, make sure you wash your cup and hands thoroughly before reinserting. Cleaning the cup with fragrant soaps might also cause irritation. Because this will change the pH of the vagina and consequently, results in irritation. Always wash the cup with warm water. Store your cup in a breathable bag.

Hindrance for IUD

If you use IUD (Intrauterine Device) as birth control, then apparently some menstrual cup manufacturers don't recommend to use it. The main reason for this is due to the fact it could dislodge or pull the string of the IUD. But if you insist on using a menstrual cup with IUD, then seek your doctor's advice before using it.

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome is a fatal disease caused by bacteria called Staph. Although the Toxic Shock Syndrome associated with the menstrual cup is quite low around the globe, failing to clean the cup regularly will definitely cause Toxic Shock Syndrome. However, the menstrual cups can be used up to 12 hours without cleaning. But make sure to clean your menstrual cup every 12 hours during your periods.

Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome - Vomiting, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Rashes on feet and hands and High fever.

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Modified on 16 Apr, 2019

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