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  • Can a menstrual cup exacerbate hemorrhoids?

SckoonCup sits low in the vagina, and when inserted properly, it is comfortable and cannot be felt. Please consult your physician prior to using a menstrual cup if you have any gynecological/medical concerns or conditions. Use pursuant to directions. If you experience any discomfort, discontinue use and contact your physician.

  • Can the cervix get irritated by using SckoonCup?

Because SckoonCup sits low in the vaginal canal (approximately two inches below the cervix) it usually doesn’t touch the cervix nor is menstrual fluid held near to the cervix.

  • What is the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)?

SckoonCup has never been associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (T.S.S), which is linked with bacteria, high absorbency tampons and prolonged use. If you have suffered from T.S.S, it is recommended that you do not use any internal form of sanitary products.

  • How soon after childbirth can I use SckoonCup?

Because every woman is different, we suggest you consult your health care practitioner before using menstrual cups after childbirth.

  • Are menstrual cups associated with an increased risk of bacterial or yeast infections?

Menstrual cups have undergone rigorous reviews for over 30 years, and SckoonCup is a medical device approved by FDA for its safety. There is no evidence that menstrual cups increase the risk of yeast or bacterial infections, but for your own health, we recommend you to read our User Guide carefully and follow the guidelines carefully. If you have any health conditions or concerns, we recommend to consult your physician.

  • Will I have an allergic reaction to SckoonCup?

Although many women are allergic to latex, it is extremely rare to have a sensitivity to silicone. Studies indicate that medical grade silicone is biocompatible with the body. This is why it is important to select medical grade silicone such as SckoonCup for your menstrual cup. If you experience a skin sensitivity, we suggest that you not wear the cup for a full 24 hours. Instead use SckoonPads; they are made of certified organic cotton and even if you have very sensitive skin, they are gentle, safe and comfortable.

  • I am allergic to latex. Can I use SckoonCup?

You can use SckoonCup even if you are allergic to latex. SckoonCup is made of FDA approved, medical grade silicone which is hypoallergenic, odorless, and latex free.

  • Can you use menstrual cups if diagnosed with HIV?

es, you can use a menstrual cup. If you need to empty the cup somewhere there are no toilets (for example, when camping), make sure to cover the blood with some soil, to prevent anyone else from coming into contact with it.

  • Can I use SckoonCup while using vaginally-administered medication to clear up an infection?

If you have a vaginal infection, we recommend you do not use any internally worn hygiene products such as tampons or menstrual cups. Should you have any concerns, we suggest that you check with your physician or dermatologist.

  • Is there is any connection between SckoonCup and cervicitis?

Menstrual cups have NOT been associated with increased risk of cervicitis. As with all gynecological concerns, please consult your physician.

  • In addition to health benefits and positive impact on the environment, how much money will I save by switching to SckoonCup from tampons?

Organic tampons are safer than conventional plastic tampons and would cost approximately $6.00 [EUR €4.61] for 16 tampons. If you have an average flow, and use one and half boxes of tampons in each cycle it will cost you approximately $117.00 [EUR €89.85] each year. SckoonCup is an occasional purchase of $33.90 [EUR €26.03], and will last many years. Now you do the math!