November 28th, 2015

Menstrual Cups and Bacterial Vaginosis?

Hey guys!

I was recently diagnosed with BV and was given the antibiotics in the form of a vaginal gel (Metrogel). While using the medication, I started my period. Currently I am using pads, but I was wondering if there are any problems using my cup instead? i.e. Will the materials of the cup be corroded from the gel? I've googled this and haven't found any answers. I'm not planning to use my cup right after using the gel, but I'm done with the treatment tonight and I was considering putting my cup back in tomorrow (since I drive back to college tomorrow and I HATE pads).

Any thoughts? Or experiences with this? Thanks in advance :)

Note: I've boiled all my cups to prevent possible reinfection as a precaution.