January 13th, 2015

Dangly cervix

So I'm fairly new to menstrual cups (still in my first cycle), but fairly comfortable with my own body. I've purchased a Small Classic Meluna that I'm currently using (I used the sizing thing on their website) but have been experiencing a couple of problems with it and would love some advice as to how to proceed!

The premise: Fits great, pops right open, no problems inserting or removing. But, it leaks halfway through, and when I remove the cup it's barely even half full. It also seems to leak if I'm sitting in a weird position with my knees up high (but not sure if this is related).

Anyway, I got my finger up there and lo and behold, my cervix is the most dangly thing I have ever noticed on my own body. It's so incredibly dangly on my period I'm surprised I've had problems feeling for it before. At any rate, I've noticed that when I insert my Meluna it goes entirely around my cervix, and it sits snugly inside, probably taking up space.

Now, I'm really enjoying my Small Meluna (until it leaks, ugh) but I can't help but feel that it's not the right size for me just because of my extremely dangly cervix.

I have a couple of questions:
1) Should I not make assumptions and continue with my learning-curve to see if the leaking stops?
2) If not, how should I go about buying a different cup? Do you think a Large Meluna will be too wide for me, and should I go for a Medium instead? Or perhaps some other brand? Do I need something wider or something longer/more capacity, or both, and do you have any suggestions? Length is not a problem I think, I have a long vaginal canal (but with the aforementioned dangly cervix). I've been looking at comparison photos - maybe the Small Divacup may work, as it is tall?

Thanks so much in advance!!

P.S. Not sure if this has anything to do with anything, but if it helps any, I'm a small 5'4", 121 lbs athletic build (I lift weights), 25 years old, never been pregnant, currently have a Mirena IUD.

What cups can be used with a prolapse?

Hi, I'm new here, I was recommended through another forum as apparently this is the best place for advice, here's my problem:

I've wanted to try menstrual cups for a few years but have always been too worried, I have a prolapse and I don't know how using a cup will affect it, or even if it's possible to use one. I have had 2 children vaginally and one by c-section. I have a rectocele and a cervix prolapse (it sits quite low, around 2-3cm from the vagina opening) when I'm on my period my cervix can be quite tender and my period for the first 2 days is heavy (soaks a super plus tampon in 2-3 hours) what would you advise for me, if I can even use one?

P.s. Not sure if it makes a difference but I'm im the UK.

Thanks.

Experienced cup user suddenly experiencing leakage--why???

And just when I thought I had this whole cup thing figured out...

I've been using menstrual cups for about 5 years, and this particular cup (Shecup) for about 3. I recently had my Mirena IUD removed and suddenly I'm having major leakage. I'm not over-filling the cup, my cervix is definitely (o) in the cup, and from what I can tell, the position of my cervix/general internal orientation have not changed. The only thing that has changed is that I'm getting a much larger volume of red, liquid blood (compared to more mucus-like brown discharge before IUD removal).

Has anyone ever had a similar problem? Any ideas on how to fix it? I'd have no issue going with a larger cup, but shecup is definitely not a small model, especially for a 25 year old with no births.