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Menstrual Cup

Menstrual cups are reusable cups that are used by women during menstruation. These are small and flexible and are inserted into the vagina to collect the blood. The advantage of menstrual cups is that they can hold more blood than other feminine hygiene products and are more eco-friendly. Thus, these are used as an alternative to sanitary pads and tampons during menstruation.

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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

My wife is worried about UTIs from tampons. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,My wife has never used a tampon or menstrual cup before, and we have heard people saying it is the best alternative to pads. Now she wants to try both a tampon and menstrual cup. She researched a lot about the right way to use tampons and menstrual cups, but she could not find a promising ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. She can use both tampons and menstrual cups, and there is no problem at all. Usually, tampons can be used for 6 - 8 hours, and cups can be used for a more extended period. You have to wash it with warm water, boil it, and keep it in water...  Read Full »

I found that menstrual cups are eco-friendly. Are they more effective than sanitary pads?

Query: Hello doctor, I found that menstrual cups are eco-friendly as they can be reused. There are so many posts that make my mind switch to a menstrual cup. Are they more effective than sanitary pads? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. Happy to see someone thinking of eco-friendly products. Indeed menstrual cups should be preferred, especially by those using tampons. Menstrual cups can avoid a rare, dangerous toxic shock syndrome in people using tampons. It can be reused. Menstrual cup use should be e...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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