Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications, experience, or professional qualifications of anyone posting on Mumsnet Talk and cannot be held responsible for any advice given on the site. If you have any serious medical concerns we would urge you to consult your GP.

mooncup problems *TMI *

(19 Posts)

btw - i've noticed that my cup fits better at the end so i suspect it's quite normal to change shape. i think my womb gets a bit swollen at the beginning.

i would try a smaller size for the last days. also try a meluna - different brand.

valiumredhead Thu 26-Sep-13 13:27:41

Squatting wouldn't help add that makes the vagina shorter.

GreggsOnLegs Thu 26-Sep-13 13:20:23

Also I've tried squatting or putting my leg up on the bath but it's still really tight to get in

GreggsOnLegs Thu 26-Sep-13 13:19:00

Maybe I could try the smaller size for those days

GreggsOnLegs Thu 26-Sep-13 13:15:34

First and second day, goes in easily, I can easily position it, pings out, when I put my finger up I can feel all around and it's not pushed in on the sides at all. Get to third or fourth day and no matter how I fold it I can barely get it in, I'm really really tight, when I do manage it, I put my finger up and can feel that it's pressed in on the sides by my insides and I twist but it doesn't make a jot of difference.

WaspInTheHouse Thu 26-Sep-13 12:58:14

I would have suggested making sure it's not bone dry when putting it in and trying a different fold, but if you do that already I'm pretty clueless.

WaspInTheHouse Thu 26-Sep-13 12:56:48

Does the twang not hurt?! Mine does!

valiumredhead Thu 26-Sep-13 12:48:06

Mine pings open with a twang!grin

blueshoes Thu 26-Sep-13 12:43:23

It is because you are dryer on your third day hence you feel tighter and have problems getting it in? Menstrual blood is a good lubricant. Have you tried the origami fold? scroll down to about mid-way

Mine used to someimes stay squished and not catch everything and I also had a nightmare with leakage. Someone on here gave me the tip to sort of run a finger around it when it's in to make sure it's fully open and suctioned into place iyswim.

valiumredhead Thu 26-Sep-13 11:31:12

Maybe you'd get on with a sponge better?

GreggsOnLegs Thu 26-Sep-13 10:20:30

I think I will have to make an appt to see what's up, if anything. Or maybe that's just the way I am.
Not placed too high up and yes I rinse everytime before reinserting.
I really want it to work, I persevere month after month but I'm getting nowhere. Maybe I'll have to look at an alternative.

valiumredhead Wed 25-Sep-13 21:17:49

Do you rinse it first before inserting it?

valiumredhead Wed 25-Sep-13 21:17:12

Are you pushing it up too far? It needs to sit low in the vagina.

JohFlow Wed 25-Sep-13 20:55:18

Its quite normal for your cervix to change diameter at different stages of your cycle. For many women it tends to start off narrower, open to full width during full flow and then gradually close up again as menstruation ends. It is worth getting yourself checked out to reassure yourself that everything is the way it should be. Does not mean anything is wrong with you. Maybe the mooncup is not best form of sanity protection for you. I would seek advice if it bothers you.

GreggsOnLegs Tue 24-Sep-13 17:48:31

The thing is, it does fit on the first couple of days, it's the third day and after when the issues arise which leave me perplexed, what is going on inside me?

JohFlow Tue 24-Sep-13 15:18:14

Sometimes these things are measured on a standard size only. It sounds like yours does not fit properly from your description. I would approach a doctor/family planning nurse to have some measurements done and check that you internally are the right shape to hold one. They may be able to advise from there

GreggsOnLegs Tue 24-Sep-13 11:50:49

I have been using a mooncup for about a year now but still having some problems.
At the start of AF, I have no problems but on day 3 the troubles begin, it feels tighter down there and I have trouble getting it in, then when I do manage to get it in, it doesn't pop out. If I put my finger up I can feel it pushed in on the sides by my insides iyswim, like it's being squashed. Then the leakages start because I'm not catching it all.
I have got the correct size as I'm over 30 and have had a vaginal delivery.
What can I do, if anything to resolve this?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now