Ouch! UTIs can cause such discomfort that no one can forget. They’re common, annoying and they can be hard to kill. Many of us have been there. An estimate of 1 in 3 adult experiences UTI annually, while the rest will experience UTI at least once in their lifetime.
WHAT IS UTI?
A Urinary Tract Infection (also called a “UTI”) can be any infection that occurs along the urinary tract. It happens when bacteria get into the urinary system and overgrow. It results in redness, pain, and swelling in the urinary tract. You can sense burning pain while peeing.
In order to avoid UTI, one must take proper care of their vaginal hygiene. Among all menstrual products, menstrual cups are considered as a safest option. The risks of getting an infection is minimal and mostly they’re all preventable.
SYMPTOMS OF UTI
- Cloudy or dark urine.
- Blood in Urine.
- Pain in Pelvis Area.
- Burning sensation as you urinate.
- Urine has strong odour
- Increased urgency to urinate.
MENSTRUALl CUPS AND FEMALE ANATOMY
The Vagina and Female Urinary system are very closely related but are completely separate. A menstrual cup in the vagina cannot interfere with urination, but front wall of the vagina is intimately associated with the bladder. Therefore, a poorly or wrong sized placed menstrual cup can result in bladder pressure symptoms. Try reinserting the cup a little higher or try a smaller size if you experience this.
Getting familiar with your anatomy and feeling comfortable inserting the cup is key. After inserting the cup if you aren’t confident that you have it fully sealed, try again. With practice you will gain confidence and feel like and expert in no time.
CAN A MENSTRUAL CUP CAUSE UTI?
DOES IMASAFE RECOMMENDS USING A MENSTRUAL CUP DURING UTI?
If you have recurrent UTIs, we advise you to head straight to your doctor and consult him on using a menstrual cup.
Jyoti Kumavat, Digital Marketing Officer