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Are menstrual cups more effective than sanitary pads?

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Dr. J. N. Naidu

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Published At August 4, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 3, 2023

Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. J. N. Naidu


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 encouraged as they are eco-friendly and reusable.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. J. N. Naidu
Dr. J. N. Naidu

General Practitioner

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