EvaCup FAQsWhether you’re new to menstrual cups or just the EvaCup, you’re bound to have questions about it. Here are a few FAQs we can help you with.
Is the EvaCup safe?
The EvaCup is perfectly safe to use. It is made of high-quality medical grade silicone, contains no chemicals or heavy metals, and is highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. Make sure to clean it properly and sanitize it before and after every use to avoid any infections. Also, wash your hand when handling the product.
Can it get Stuck?
Always make sure you choose the right sized cup. If you feel like the menstrual cup is lodged in there and does not come out after several attempts, try these tips:
- Stay calm and relaxed.
- Wait a while for the unit to settle if it's too high to reach. Squat to ease the cup out, (gravity should help a little), and spread your legs wide enough to open the vagina and try to remove the cup.
- If it’s still in there try using your bowel muscles to push the cup downwards, then try to extract the unit.
- You could also try inserting your forefinger parallel to the cup and pinching it with your thumb. Now gently try to pull it out.
- It is very unlikely that after trying everything above and you still can't get it out. But if it still gets stuck after trying all tricks please go to your OB/doctor to have them remove it for you within the 12 hours period.
How would I know if my EvaCup is an original?
Unfortunately, there are many imitations of various brands including menstrual cup brands. To make sure your product is not a knock off, always purchase EvaCups from trusted stores or Anigan online.
Who can use an EvaCup?
- For new mothers, internal sanitary protection, like menstrual cups, should not be used within 6 weeks from the day of delivery. Please consult with your doctor about using a menstrual cup after giving birth to baby.
- A menstrual cup can be used by women with retroverted or tilted uteruses. All you need to do is insert the unit at an angle that’s comfortable for you.
- Females who have not had anything vaginally inserted can use a menstrual cup comfortably. However, start out with the small sized cup. Note that the hymen can tear with the use of menstrual cups, but it does not mean you have lost your virginity.
- Women with prolapse (caused by pelvic floor weakness) must consult with a doctor before using EvaCup.
- Women going through menopause can also use EvaCup.
- EvaCup can be used during light flows as well as heavy flows.
Can you use EvaCup if you have internal birth control device such as IUD or NuvaRing®?
The EvaCup is worn low at the base of the vagina and away from the cervix. This means that it should not interfere with an internal birth control device. However, please use caution when using any internal feminine hygiene product with an IUD as there is the possibility that they can be dislodged. When using EvaCup, it is important to break the suction before removal. Check out How to Use a Menstrual Cup page to learn more about inserting and removal steps.
As with any gynecological concerns, please consult your physician prior to using any kind of internal feminine hygiene product, including a menstrual cup.
How long can the EvaCup be used?
The EvaCup can be used for 12 continuous hours a day. You need to remove, empty and clean before reinserting.
Do not panic if you cannot reach the stem and are unable to remove it. Gravity will naturally bring it down as the cup fills up. Follow removal instructions. In the rare case that you are unable to remove the EvaCup® after 12 hours, seek medical advice from a physician.