Is it OK to use a Diva Cup with an IUD?
“Yes, you can use a menstrual cup if you have an IUD,” says Dr. Eleanor Rayner, an obstetrician, gynecologist, and founder of The Maternity Collective. “Similar to a tampon, a menstrual cup sits inside the vagina, whereas your IUD sits inside the uterus,” explains Rayner. “It won’t interfere with your IUD working.”
Can menstrual cup suction pull out IUD?
Dean said though it isn’t common, menstrual cups can remove IUDs partially or fully because they use suction to anchor themselves in the vagina. The suction can pull out the IUD when the cup is removed. DivaCup’s website suggests people wait three months after they’ve gotten their IUD inserted before using the product.
Why can’t I use tampons after IUD insertion?
In the first few weeks after IUD insertion, “there’s a slight increased risk of vaginal infections,” Rayner says. To reduce the risk of infection, many experts advise avoiding tampons for the first month.
What should you avoid after getting an IUD?
Immediately after insertion, it is important not to insert anything into the vagina for 48 hours (i.e. no tampons, bath, swimming, hot tub, sexual intercourse). There is about 1% chance of the IUD slipping or being expelled, and the chance is highest in the first few weeks.
Who Cannot use a menstrual cup?
A person may need to try several cups before they find the right one for them. Some people have difficulty using menstrual cups. In some cases, this is due to differences in anatomy or to conditions such as vaginismus, which causes pain when a person tries to insert items into the vagina.
Can I use a tampon The same day I get an IUD?
You must wait 24 hours after your IUD is put in before you can use tampons, take a bath, or have vaginal sex. You may have more cramps or heavier bleeding with your periods, or spotting between your periods. This is normal.