Recently, a post about women using vacuum cleaners to end their period went viral on social media. After the post became mainstream, a lot of women decided to give this method a try, only to suffer from horrible consequences.
A nurse tweeted how two women wound up at the hospital she works at this week. “Ladies... Please stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early. You're gonna wind up sucking out a lot more than blood! There were 2 cases of this so far this week and both women had to be admitted. Just... STOP!” Her tweet read.
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There are a lot of things wrong with using a vacuum to suck out your menstrual fluid. For starters, a vacuum is used to suck up dirt and dust. A vacuum hose is a place where countless varieties of bacteria and micro-organisms thrive and putting it anywhere close to your vagina can lead to serious infections.
A vacuum is designed to suck up the toughest of dirt and dust particles and the intensity of the suction that a standard vacuum has is too high. If you remember the scene from the film 3 Idiots, you might remember how the guys used a pressure control valve to reduce the suction of the vacuum cleaner to deliver the baby.
Using a conventional vacuum to drain period blood can cause physical trauma to the vagina ranging from scratches, bruising on the vaginal wall and serious damage to your cervix! You could end up in excruciating pain if you turn a vacuum on in your vagina.
In worse cases, you can also end up perforating or tearing your uterus, ripping apart the wall between the anal passage and the vagina, which would allow a rush of bacteria to come in. The sudden loss of blood and the extreme suction in your vagina could cause shock and loss of consciousness.
We are shocked that so many women didn’t think twice after looking at a social media post and shoved a vacuum hose up their vagina!