lizthefizz (lizthefizz) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Stagnant Period

I have what my gyno calls a "stagnant period." What happens is I have a pretty heavy flow for about three days, then absolutely nothing for 12-48 hours, then two or three more days of a light flow. Can I wear my Diva Cup during the stagnant time, even if it's around two days?

Also... this is my first attempt at using a cup, and I don't know how to tell if I have a seal. I'm on day two of my period, and had a little leakage last night, but a lot less than I usually get with tampons. I have a compressed spinal cord between my L4 and L5 vertebrae in my lower back, so I don't have a lot of muscle control below that area, but my doctor said that I should have "nearly" full sensation. I don't know if the "nearly" means that I'm getting a seal, but I just can't feel it or what.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

Edit: Thanks for all the info guys! I feel better about using my Diva now.
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