Menstrual cup device

Case contributed by Vikas Shah

Presentation

Follow up of distal ureteric calculus seen previously on CT. Asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female
x-ray

There is a cup-shaped foreign body in the pelvis with the open part facing superiorly. It lies in the midline. No renal stones. Umbilical piercing noted. No other abnormalities.

Photograph of menstrual cup

Photo

Menstrual cup device. CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1172348

Case Discussion

This is a silicone menstrual cup designed to be an alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. Various different brands are available but they all have the same shape.

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