the next big thing (no2ndtroy) wrote in menstrual_cups,
the next big thing


Hey everyone! So, gross question: I left my DivaCup in waaay too long by accident (light flow, busy couple of days). I'm not even sure how long it was in, something like 24-36 hours. I've been using the things for like 6 years and this is the only time I've ever forgotten one was in there for more than about 12 hours. The smell was appalling. I'm wondering if anyone knows if there's a risk of TSS with this? Or if I'm more likely to get something nasty like bacterial vaginosis? I'll definitely get checked out if I notice any weird smell or have any worrying symptoms in the coming days, I'd just like to know if anyone has experience with this. I'm also concerned because I have a Paraguard IUD and I don't know if that makes it more risky or not. Any input appreciated! :)

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