All Questions

All Questions

Does the MCUK hold more than a tampon?

The MCUK menstrual cup holds 3 times more liquid than a regular tampon.* The size A MCUK can hold 29.3 millilitres, and the size B MCUK can hold 28.8 millilitres to the rim. However, you will still need to empty your menstrual cup every…

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Can I use the MCUK after I’ve given birth?

It is not recommended to use internal protection such as a menstrual cup for the first six weeks after giving birth. This is because of the greater risk of infection at this time. We suggest you use external protection (such as…

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Will the MCUK affect my hymen?

The hymen is a thin membrane which in some cases can partially cover the opening to the vagina. If you have strong personal or cultural feelings about the hymen, we would not advise that you use any internal sanitary protection…

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Can I use the MCUK alongside my Nuvaring?

It is possible to use a menstrual cup during your Nuvaring-free week. However, if your period continues after the ring-free seven days, we do not recommend you continue to use the MCUK alongside your Nuvaring, as the two devices may…

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Can I swim while wearing the MCUK?

Yes, you can go swimming while wearing the MCUK. You wear a menstrual cup completely internally, so you don’t need to worry about a string hanging out, and it holds more than a tampon, so you may be able to swim for…

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Can I use a MCUK if I’ve had a prolapse?

The severity of this condition varies, so if you have a prolapse we would advise you to discuss with your doctor or gynecologist whether a menstrual cup is going to be suitable for you.  Our Advice Team can send you a copy…

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Will the MCUK help with painful periods?

You can use the MCUK safely with painful periods and many women report that using a menstrual cup reduces their pain. One reason for this could be that the MCUK is worn lower down in the vagina than a tampon and…

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