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Tracie Tackett-Penrod
19 February 2012 @ 12:41 am
Hey all, I just ordered my first fleurcup and I'm hoping it will be here before my next cycle.  I had a copper IUD placed a few weeks ago and my cycle is still wonky and heavier than usual (but not terrible).  My strings seem to be pretty darn long.  My dr curled them up around my cervix after she trimmed them and they are still curled up and slightly bent down my wall.  My question is, is it better to have longer strings that are tucked up or to have short strings that kind of just poke out of the cervical opening?  My partner is, um, well...er uh he's not likely to get stabbed to death.  ;-p
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spunky_chikn on February 20th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I've had a paragard for 2 years. The doc left the strings longer and they curled behind my cervix nicely. Actually I never felt the end of my string until yesterday. I just started using my new large fleur this cycle and I pulled my paragard part way out! This cup was big enough for my cervix to sit in and I must have snaged my string pulling it out. Never had a problem with my small lunette but it sat lower. Have an appointment to get it pulled the rest of the way out tomorrow :(
Tracie Tackett-Penrodpenrodtlt on February 23rd, 2012 01:56 am (UTC)
AAAAACCCCKKKKK!!! I am so afraid of that! I've had 4 kids, so I don't think I could get away with a small of anything. Shoot!
fireaphidfireaphid on February 24th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Theoretically, I would guess that short strings are safest for cup use. That being said, my strings are about medium length, and I've been using a cup (a small Lunette; I don't intend to switch to a different cup any time soon, though I sometimes pine for more capacity) with the IUD without any problems for over two years. I just check for signs of expulsion each time I remove my cup and can reliably reach my super-high cervix on at least one day of every cycle even if I sometimes can't feel anything when I check after removing the cup.
thelittleredfoxthelittleredfox on March 5th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
I told the doctor that fitted my IUD that I used a cup, which is I think why she left my strings short and poking out. They don't bother me, but they do occasionally 'poke' my boyfriend, when my cervix is low for whatever reason. My boyfriend is also not likely to get stabbed to death lol, and my cervix is quite high (I use a Diva) but the end of the string did draw blood once, which he didn't appreciate :-S ...on the other hand, it means I don't worry about accidentally pulling out my IUD.