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Is this a good time to bust out the menstrual cup that I bought a few weeks ago? I was reading the back and it said to consult your doc before trying it if you have an IUD–which I do. Is that REALLY necessary?
Great question! Yes we typically recommend not to use a menstrual cup if you have an IUD. The reason behind this is the menstrual cup works as a suction cup which allows it to stay securely in the vaginal vault. This suction can pull on the strings of the IUD and in some people the IUD can be pulled out. If you are considering the cup I would talk further with your primary care doctor about your birth control options.