HOW TO REMOVE A MEDFEM MENSTRUAL CUP?

WASH

 

Again, start out by washing your hands with warm water and a mild soap

 

RELAX

Stress can tighten your muscles and make for a more difficult experience. So, relax, you’ll get the hang of this in no time.

GET COMFORTABLE

Sit on the toilet or stand with one leg on the bathtub and gently separate your labia with your fingers. With your forefinger and thumb, gently pull on the stem until you can feel the base of the cup.

PINCH AND PULL (Remove)

Pinch the base of the cup, not the stem, and gently move the cup from side to side while pulling down

EMPTY AND WASH

Once you have removed your menstrual cup, empty the collected flow into the toilet or sink and rinse the cup with water (remember the air holes) and re-insert.If you’re in a bathroom without access to clean water, you can use a Wipe or toilet paper to clean your cup and rinse it with water at a later time.

RE-INSERT AND STORE

However, if your period has ended: Boil the cup for 3-5 minutes in water or simply use an Wipe to disinfect it and store your cup in the Medfem Menstrual Cup cotton bag.

Removal FAQ:

1) How will I know when it’s time to empty my MedFem Menstrual Cup?

It takes a couple of cycles to understand your flow pattern, which varies for each user.  During the initial cycles, we recommend to check the cup every 6 hours to monitor the flow. After a couple of cycles, users know when to empty the cup.

 But even on days with less bleeding, do not wear the cup for more than 12 hours without washing.

2) How often do I have to empty the cup while using it?

You have to empty the cup on a regular basis depending on your flow. Do not wear the cup for more than 12 hours without emptying cup.

3) How to remove the MedFem Menstrual Cup?

Thoroughly wash your hands as recommended. In a comfortable position, either standing, sitting on the toilet, or squatting with your buttocks resting on your heels, bear down in a series of gentle downward pushes with your abdominal/pelvic floor muscles (as if you are having a bowel movement).

 Insert your thumb and index finger until you can reach the stem. Firmly pinch the base of the cup. Squeeze the cup gently to release the seal. As you remove it, angle it sideways while moving it from side to side. Once removed, hold the Cup upright so the contents remain inside the cup.

 NOTE: For first time users, remain calm if you cannot reach the stem and are unable to remove it. Follow removal instructions. Contract and flex your vaginal muscles in such a way like you are pushing a baby at the time of vaginal birth.

 Do not use any foreign object to assist with removal as this may cause damage to the cup or vaginal canal. In a rare case scenarios, if you are unable to remove the Menstrual Cup at all, seek medical advice from a physician.

4) Can MedFem Menstrual Cup move up inside the body?

Yes… MedFem Menstrual Cup can move up inside the body. The vaginal cavity is about 4 inches deep with the Cervix on the top. The opening of the cervix is very small (only a few millimeters). So even if MedFem Menstrual Cup moves up it cannot go beyond the Cervix.

5) How to remove MedFem Menstrual Cup if it moves up inside?

This can only happen if the user has a longer than usual vaginal canal. In case if it happens,

  • First of all – do not panic… It cannot go beyond the Cervix and disappear inside the body because the opening of the cervix is very small (only a few millimeters).
  • Sit in a squatting position. Then take a few deep breathes to relax your vaginal muscles.
  • Then contract and expand your vaginal muscles in order to push the cup down.

 This will push the MedFem Menstrual Cup down, and you will be able to reach it easily.

6) Will it spill or make a mess when I remove it?

It does not unless one in unable to remove the cup properly. It might take a couple of cycles to master the art. With practice, users are able to remove the cup with zero mess.

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