Emmy Mallow (emmy_mallow) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Emmy Mallow

Cups, UTI and Yeast Infection Avoidance


I'm a new member here and I'm new to menstrual cups too.
I wondered if anyone would be able to give me some advice.

I recently picked up a UTI and I'm now on my third set of antibiotics to try and make it go away. A side effect of antibiotics can be yeast infection which I don't yet have but I'd really like to avoid.

My period is due next week.

Should I revert back to disposable tampons and pads for this month or would sticking with my cup(s) be a better option since it's less likely to harbour nasty bacteria?

If it makes any difference, I'm using a mooncup for heavy flow days and a meluna shorty for light flow days. I've bought a new meluna classic large to try out this month to see if I can improve time between emptying on my heaviest days since the mooncup fills up to overflowing in two hours or less. Plus I don't like the stem on the mooncup, it's poky.

Any advice gratefully received.
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