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How Safe Are Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are generally safe and effective to use. They are made of medical-grade silicone or other materials and can be reused for several years with proper care and maintenance. However, there is a small risk of infection or other complications if the menstrual cup is not cleaned or used properly. It is essential to follow the instruction given by manufacturer for use and to clean the cup regularly with soap and water or a specialized menstrual cup cleaner.

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I am an 18-year-old female who recently began using a menstrual cup for my periods. Please guide.

Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old female who recently began using a menstrual cup for my periods. I tried it for several days and have not had the best experience. The insertion part was not bad, but the removal has been horrible. I have looked up tips, but the main problem is that I cannot reach the to...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. First of all, try to have complete hygiene and clean your hands and local area as well. Do not tighten your local muscles to make things more complicated. Sometimes it moves inside the vaginal canal and is unable to catch. Try to bear down wi...  Read Full »

I want to switch to menstrual cups from sanitary pads. Is it advisable and a good option?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and got to know about menstrual cups from my friends. I was using sanitary pads. Will switching to a menstrual cup be helpful? Are menstrual cups a good option for teenagers? If yes, how to convince my mother to let me use menstrual cups?  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We recommend starting with the light or medium-flow cup for teenagers and beginners who are just starting with a menstrual cup. This is because it has a slightly smaller diameter and, therefore, can create a smaller insertion point. Any teenager can use a menstrual c...  Read Full »

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