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17 October 2013 @ 09:01 pm
Hi everybody. I've tried to find the answer to my question to no avail. I recently was diagnosed with PID but haven't yet found out the cause. My doctor ran standard tests for all the typical offenders (BV, STDs, etc.) but all were negative. My question is that since the culprit was around long enough to make it up my IUD and into my uterus I have no idea how LONG I had the infection. I know that my last three or four periods...well, smelled different... I'm wondering if I should replace my diva cup since I used it for several months with the mystery infection. It's been in a sunny window for a few weeks to get rid of the smell but will this and boiling it be enough? I know it's medical grade silicone which isn't supposed to be able to harbor bacteria but PID seems kind of serious, especially since we don't even know the cause. I've had my cup for almost 2 years so I won't be heartbroken if I need to replace it. I'd rather be safe than reinfect myself! Does anyone have a similar experience? Suggestions?
lux_roark on October 18th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
I had PID back in July. My doctor told me to just boil my cup but that I can still use it because it is medical grade silicone and should be fine with a 5 minute boil.
Jupitermy_hostage on October 18th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Ok, great! Thanks so much for your help!
nemesis27nemesis27 on October 18th, 2013 09:21 am (UTC)
is not neccesary replace the cup, only boil the cup, or use a sterilising solution, vinager..

Jupitermy_hostage on October 18th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! :)