4:08 pm - 06/23/2013

Menstural cups and Bacterial Vaginosis

I was recently diagnosed and treated for Bacterial vaginosis and I figure it's something I'll be dealing with for the rest of my life. When I was at the doctors office getting examend for the BV my doctor asked me if I used tampons. I do use them, but this cycle I have decided not use them at all. I'm intrigued by the idea of a cup, I think using tampons that were not getting filled up couldn't possibly be good for my body (I use the lightest absorbency and they never fill much after the second day of my cycle) . If I were to use a menstrual cup would I run the risk of infecting myself again? I know I can use things like hydrogen peroxide and boiling but would that completely get rid of any risks of re-infection of minimize them.
What steps should I take to prevent re-occurring BV with cups or am I doomed to suffer with pads for the rest of my life?

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patchworkorange 24th-Jun-2013 07:30 am (UTC)
I think using a cup would be ideal for those who suffer BV. Menstrual blood is a common thing that changes vaginal pH and they even sell tampons infused with lactic acid to help regulate pH during your period.

Since the blood won't be sitting against your vaginal walls as in a tampon, it may be better!
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