paliele (paliele) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Normal flow

 Ok, so I did a couple of quick searches and didn't really find what I was looking for.  I have had my Diva for a couple of years now and I love it!  It took quite a bit of getting used to at first, but now that I am used to it I find it much easier than tampons and pads.  This period I had something very odd happen to me that has never happened before.  I can only assume that my cup overflowed.  I was going about my normal business and all of a sudden there was this sudden whoosh and I had blood everywhere.  Usually I have a bit of an inkling when I need to empty my cup and if I ignore the feeling it leaks, but nothing like this.  This happened more than once, unfortunately.  Does this happen to anyone else?

My main question, however, has to do with normal flow.  A couple of months ago I measured my flow using the mL marks inside my Diva.  It was a normal period for me, and I totaled 345 mL.  This month I'm up to 120 mL and it's only the middle of the second day.   I've done some research and it seems that the average flow is 30-40 mL with anything up to 80 mL being normal.  This doesn't seem right to me.  I get up to 30-40 mL DAILY.  So my question is--what is your normal flow?  Am I really as abnormal as my research seems to indicate?  Or is the data I found wrong?
Tags: heavy blood flow
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