I'm new to this site and also new to the use of the "DivaCup" (menstrual cup). This post could be considered TMI so...Viewer discretion is advised!! lol Please read at your own risk.
I'm 31 years old and have had a regular 28 day cycle for as long as I've had my period (started at 12 yrs old). My mother didn't allow me to use tampons until I was a bit older but be assured that as soon as I was able..I DID!!! I absolutely HATE pads! Ok, so...long story shorter, I was introduced to the DivaCup menstrual cup and have to say I absolutely LOVE it and recommend it big time!! Question is this (you'd think that having my period as long as I have and 2 vaginal births I'd know a little more about my girly region) Is an equal amount of mucus (along with the menstrual blood) a normal thing??? I never noticed it before because I was using tampons, now I'm actually SEEING my menstrual flow collected in a cup and I just have to know...is something wrong with me? I was under the impression for YEARS that menstrual blood was just THAT....blood! But mine isn't, it's equally mixed with a thin "mucusy" substance. Even when my flow is heavy and the cup is more than 2/3 full that stuff is there. I'm real sorry for the graphic nature of this post, but didn't know where else to ask such a question. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!