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Menstrual Cups UK at a Glance

by Helen Carter (2016-09-28)

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Menstrual Cups UK are also known as period cups. These are to be used when you are "having your period" Just like Menstruation is a normal, healthy part of a woman's life so is the menstrual cup. Some women experience discomfort before or during menstruation Your UK menstrual health care provider can help you manage period cup - related problems.

At a Glance Problems with your period? Find a Menstrual Cup Online

Every healthy woman needs a menstrual cup when she menstruates, or has a period. But every woman's period is different and may require a specific size of cup. And a woman's period can change throughout her lifetime.

Menstruation usually begins when a girl is between 10 and 17 years old and continues until she is 44 to 54. Even if you have had your period for a while, you may still have questions about menstrual cups in the UK and what's normal. Here are some answers to common questions about menstruation, menstrual cups, the menstrual cycle, and period-related symptoms, like PMS.

 Should I Use A Menstrual Cup, Pads, or Tampons?

The choice is yours. Women can use sanitary pads, tampons, or menstrual cups to absorb their menstrual flow. Many women use different ones at different times during menstruation. There are a wide variety of pads and tampons. Some are for lighter flows. Some are for heavier flows. Some are made of cotton or organic cotton. Some are made of rayon or a blend of cotton and rayon. The best way to choose what is best for you is to try different products or ask a friend or family member what works best for her. Menstrual cups are the very newest feminine hygiene product and a great alternative to Tampons and towels. Order online in the UK.

Many pads stay in place by sticking inside the underwear. You should change the pad every few hours, or when it is soaked with fluid. You may want to use a thicker pad at night when you sleep.

Usually Tampons and menstrual cups fit inside the vagina. They are held in place by the walls of the vagina. Putting a tampon or menstrual cup in your vagina shouldn't be painful. But it may take some practice. Many tampons come with applicators that are inserted into the vagina to help put the tampon in the right place. Menstrual cups and certain types of tampons are inserted with the fingers.

Tampons have a string that hangs out of the vagina. Pulling the string gently removes the tampon. Some menstrual cups have a "stem" that can be pulled for removal. Others are removed by hooking a finger around the rim. Some cups are emptied, washed, and used again. Other cups are thrown away. You should empty or change your cup a few times a day.

It's important to change your tampon every 3 to 4 hours. It's safest to use the least absorbent tampon you need. If a tampon is left in place for a long time it can cause a rare illness called toxic shock syndrome. If you vomit and develop a high fever, diarrhea, muscle aches, sore throat, dizziness, faintness or weakness, and a sunburn-type rash while using a tampon, take it out and see your health care provider immediately.



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