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Menstrual cup

(9 Posts)
JuniperTisane Tue 11-Mar-14 22:12:39

On period number 3, menstrual cup number 2 and its just so uncomfortable! It naturally settles so low down that I can feel it all the time when I'm walking about and I have a constant urge to poke it back up again. The only time I forget about it is sitting or lying down. I'm on the verge of buying tampons again, at least I could forget I was wearing them.

I've given it 3 months. Shall I just give up?

GotMyGoat Wed 12-Mar-14 11:05:28

I've had similar issues to you - but just realised that on day 2-3 of my period my cervix drops down reaaaallly low and meant it was pushing my moon cup out, caused leaking and discomfort whenever i sat.

I've just ordered a meluna mini cup which is about half the length of the mooncup, and am hoping this will fit a little higher up.

MrsCakesPremonition Wed 12-Mar-14 11:13:51

Did you snip the little stick on the bottom right off?
Is it comfy to start with, but then settle down too low? I only notice mine at certains days/times, so I only use it for the heaviest part of my period.

I guess that, like any sort of sanpro, different solutions work for different people and if it isn't working for you then there is no point being uncomfortable.

JuniperTisane Wed 12-Mar-14 12:36:38

Ooh replies! Thank you smile

I bought a mooncup and snipped the stem off, even to the point of shaving off a bit of the thick bottom bit of the cup, it was ok but not desperately comfortable. I managed to flush it down the loo two days into the next period blush so I ordered a stemless meluna cup which is what I'm using now.

There may be something in the cervix sitting lower on heavier days, that is when its worst. I suspect there is a slight degree of prolapse inside too which surely can't help too much. Maybe the mini is what I need. let me know if you get on with it GotMyGoat.

GotMyGoat Wed 12-Mar-14 12:56:13

I will update! I was a bit dissapointed that my meluna mini didn't arrive until the day after my last period finished, so have to wait a whole month to test it out now. Yes - day 2 and 3 are my heaviest days so makes sense.

MrsHoolie Wed 12-Mar-14 13:03:37

I had the opposite problem with the Mooncup.
Somehow my fanjo sucked it back up too high....cue lots of leakage.
Are the other makes any good?

JuniperTisane Wed 12-Mar-14 15:15:06

envy too high. Mind you, I've never had a problem with leakage. They all seem to work about the same to me MrsHoolie. It all seems to come down to how they fit.

MrsHoolie Wed 12-Mar-14 23:29:53

I'm going to have a look at the Meluna...

MrsHoolie Wed 12-Mar-14 23:55:58

No idea what size I would need. Maybe a large?
I'm 37,two C section births,tall. Any ideas?!

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