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Mooncup is my cervix meant to be inside it? (TMI)

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Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 21:42:36

I used a mooncup before DC (1&1/2) no problem. I finally decided to go back to them today and got the bigger size.

I had a bit of a leak earlier so I decided to stick a finger up and check the seal. It seems my cervix is really low (about 1cm in) so the cervix is now hanging over the side into the cup IYSWIM. Am I doing it wrong?

Somerville Fri 28-Oct-16 21:47:38

Your cervix is only 1 cm up your vulva? or have I misunderstood?

Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 21:50:16

That's correct. About half a finger tip before I can feel it. Is that really weird?

Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 21:52:13

Now I'm not sure. This is so embarrassing but the vulva is the outside and the vagina is the hole right? So it's 1cm up the vagina.

NickNacks Fri 28-Oct-16 21:52:15

Do you have a prolapse?

idontlikealdi Fri 28-Oct-16 21:52:39

I do t have any experience with mooncup but 1cm up your vagina sounds like a prolapse of some sort.

mudandmayhem01 Fri 28-Oct-16 21:52:52

That doesn't sound right, it might be worth getting that checked, not an expert but that sounds like a prolapse.

Somerville Fri 28-Oct-16 21:52:53

I'm only an expert in my own anatomy. So wouldn't like to say if it's weird. It's certainly not something I've ever experienced.

How old is your youngest child?

Lovelybangers Fri 28-Oct-16 21:54:37

I use a mooncup. Mine goes up much further than that.

Are you sure it's your cervix?

Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 21:55:21

Oh shock. I have 1 child. 18 months old. The nurse checked my stitches after and never mentioned anything. It's not always so low, but I thought it was normal for them to move higher and lower throughout the month.

RNBrie Fri 28-Oct-16 21:55:29

If it's like that now and it wasn't like that before, you need to get thee to the GP. Sounds like a prolapse of some variety.

Don't despair. I had one after dc3 and it went away after a few months and lots of pelvic floor exercises.

Qwerdy1234 Fri 28-Oct-16 21:56:31

I have a big sort of lump at the entrance of my vagina I didn't have previous kids. Is it something like that that you are feeling? Can you go deeper in or has your actual cervix come down?

NickNacks Fri 28-Oct-16 21:57:05

Even when it's at its lowest it's still a fair way up. (3 inches?)

Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 22:03:36

I just went back to the bathroom and I think you're right. I'm pretty confident it's my cervix. I used to check my dilation in the late stages of pregnancy. I can't do pelvic floor exercises they make me feel faint (I do realise how ridiculous that makes me sound) I've had bladder incontinence since being a very young child.

What would happen if I just ignored it?

Somerville Fri 28-Oct-16 22:11:13

Please don't just ignore it.

It could prolapse so far that it protrudes beyond your vagina. Then you'd get all sorts of infections and ulcers - as well as pain from rubbing against it.

NickNacks Fri 28-Oct-16 22:11:37

It will get worse. It's very common, please see you GP. They will have seen it before and can help.

Whoknowswhoknows Fri 28-Oct-16 22:11:39

Please don't ignore it. Try and get help with your pelvic floor exercises - are you holding your breath while doing them, is that what makes you feel faint? A prolapse can be vastly improved if you can strengthen your pelvic floor or can cause life-long problems, OP, I'm sorry. I don't want to frighten you but please do try to get some advice. You can ask your GP for a referral to a women's physio who specialises in this problem.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 28-Oct-16 22:13:13

OP, my cervix sits inside my cup too, it's a PITA as it takes up space so I have to empty more frequently.

If you just ignore it it may get worse/better/or stay the same. If you are really uncomfortable with going to the could monitor for a few cycles. My cervix is way lower since DD but seems stable IYSWIM.

colouringinagain Fri 28-Oct-16 22:17:01

Please don't ignore it. It does sound like a prolapse and the sooner you speak to a GP the better in my experience. Take care.

CaptainMorgansMistress Fri 28-Oct-16 22:17:23

There are loads of options to help do your pelvic floors - an electrical stimulator, a weighted thing to 'hold', a tube that you squeeze, all sorts.

However before you do anything like that you need to go to your GP and figure out if there's a problem an drew if so, what. Then you can plan what to do

Rolocookies Fri 28-Oct-16 22:21:27

Thank you for all your advice. I can't face a GP at the best of times but I'll keep an eye on it.

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