worm 18 (spamanda77) wrote in menstrual_cups,
worm 18

Murphy's Law of IUDs & Cups

I have an IUD and I have experienced odd spotting (and lots of bleeding) for the 16 months that I've had it.  So this past week I THINK I'm getting my period.  I go and buy a Diva Cup.  I love it.  I wore it for three days, I have no problem getting it in, I can't feel it at all and it's great.
However, I've hardly bled this time.  I suppose I'm finally done with the spotting and bleeding, and that I'm going to be like all the other Mirena users and stop menstruating. 
So here's my  question:
Since I am still experiencing extremely light periods for a few days, is there any reason I can't wear my cup, even if I end up not bleeding into it?  Personally it feels a LOT better than using tampons (and pulling them out dry, ugh) or using pantiliners.  I really like not having to worry about it at work.  I can't think of a reason why it's bad to use it if my period is fairly non-existant... can anyone?

Thanks for having such a great, informative place!  You all are the ones who encouraged me to buy my cup and I'm SO pleased I did. I was really concerned since I do have an IUD, but it doesn't seem to be an issue at all.
Tags: divacup, first time use, iud
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