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What To Do When A Menstrual Cup Gets Stuck Inside You

Getting a menstrual cup out can be a hassle. Here are tips to ensure safe and swift extraction. 
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -07 Aug 2022, 13:00 ISTUpdated -07 Aug 2022, 13:01 IST
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While the menstrual cup is an efficient and one of the most popular sanitary products, it can get a little uncomfortable to insert or eject it. You might have mastered the art of using a cup, but it is quite common that it might get inside your vaginal canal.

However, you do not have to fret about it. We are here to tell you what to do when a menstrual cup gets stuck inside you. 

How Can A Menstrual Cup Get Stuck Inside

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Menstrual cups have been among the most sought-after sanitary product in the last few years. It is made of silicone that you insert inside the vaginal canal to collect blood during periods. 

However, sometimes, it can get stuck to the wall of the vagina. It can become a little difficult to extract. In such a case, you must not hurry but relax. The quest to get it out quickly can cause damage to the canal.

How To Extract A Menstrual Cup Stuck To Your Vagina


You might feel uncomfortable about the cup stuck inside you, but the best way to deal with this situation is to relax. Panic and anxious moves can make it worse for you to extract the product. 

It will also help your muscles to relax. Calming down will make it easier to find the cup and eject it. Take deep breaths to calm yourself and start locating the cup with your finger.


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Squatting is the befitting position you should be trying to get the menstrual cup out of your vagina. It relieves the pelvic floor muscles, opening the gateway for the product to come out of your vaginal canal.

Once you are relaxed and squatting, try to explore the inside of the vagina. You should be able to locate the stem of the menstrual cup. Gently break its seal and eject it.

Put Pressure

If squatting did not help you, don’t fret and try to put pressure like you are pooping or mothers giving birth to their babies. However, in this case, you will be giving birth to a menstrual cup instead.

When you put pressure, the cup will slide down south. Once you feel the product slipping, insert your finger again trying to locate its stem. This should help you get a hold of the product and eject it out safely without damaging the lining of the canal.

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Things To Keep In Mind

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  • The first thing to consider is washing your hands before you begin to extract the cup. It will ensure no foreign germs get inside your vagina (vaginal health).
  • Take deep breaths to allow the muscles to relax. If none of the above processes works out, just take a break and distract your mind. It will relax the muscles, and you can again try the extraction process.

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  • Once you have located the stem, do not just pull it right away. It will tear the vaginal wall lining and cause pain. The best way is to pinch the cup or squeeze its wall inside to relieve the negative pressure. It will help to extract the cup with ease.


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