Medical & Health Queries
If you’re uncertain about whether you can use a MCUK menstrual cup with a particular medical condition, we hope you find the answers you need here. However, if you have any doubts at all, make sure you see your doctor or another medical professional for advice before using your MCUK.
Can I use a menstrual cup when I have a yeast infection?
We do not advise that you use your MCUK menstrual cup during a yeast (Candida) infection, or while you’re being treated. You can start to use your MCUK again once all treatment is completed and you are clear of symptoms….Read more »
Can I use the MCUK if I have a retroverted uterus?
If you have a retroverted (or “tipped”) uterus it is usually fine to use a MCUK menstrual cup. You may need to use a pad at first, while you find the best position for you to collect the blood. There are a small…Read more »
Can I use the MCUK if I have endometriosis?
If you have endometriosis, we recommend – as we would for any gynecological condition – that you check with your doctor or gynecologist before buying a menstrual cup to see if it is suitable for you. That said, we have had positive feedback from…Read more »
Can the MCUK cause a yeast infection (Candida)?
No, the MCUK menstrual cup will not give you a yeast infection, thrush, or Candida. We often hear from MCUK users who previously suffered with yeast infections and Candida troubles when they used tampons. This may be because tampons not only absorb…Read more »
Is it safe to use the MCUK if I have a latex allergy?
The MCUK menstrual cup is latex-free so it is safe to use if you have a latex allergy. The MCUK is made from soft, medical grade silicone, is hypoallergenic and contains no dyes, BPA, bleaches, phthalates, plastic, or toxins.Read more »
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…Read more »
Can I get Toxic Shock Syndrome while using a menstrual cup?
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) affects both men and women. TSS has been associated with individuals who have recently had surgery, soft tissue and bone infections, and insect bites, as well as people who have menstruated, used intra-uterine contraceptive devices, and used…Read more »
Can I pee/poop with my MCUK menstrual cup in?
The simple answer is yes, you should not need to remove the MCUK menstrual cup before passing urine (peeing) or opening your bowels (pooping). If you have any discomfort or difficulty using the bathroom while wearing your MCUK®, take…Read more »
Can I use a MCUK® if I have a gynaecological condition?
If you have or suspect you have a gynaecological condition, please consult your medical professional before use. Please contact us if you would like one of our usage guides to take to your appointment.Read more »