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27 April 2012 @ 12:42 am
I have been thinking more and more about looking into getting a menstrual cup, after dealing with pads for 10 annoying, messy years (and I never did figure out tampons). But there is an issue I thought about recently and I wondered if it may be a problem if I bought a cup. I thought this would be the best place to ask.

My cervix seems to be much lower than it's supposed to, usually. Sometimes if I sit with a handmirror and look at my stuff, I can see what I think is my cervix just inside my vagina. o__O I dunno if that's even healthy, lol. But I was wondering if that might be a problem if I were to try using a cup.

Has anyone else had this problem?

edit: now that i'm reading more closely, I see right here on the front page there's someone else with a problem like mine. d'oh! I should read it all first...
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on April 27th, 2012 09:47 am (UTC)
if you can see it, i don't think it's your cervix.
how old are you? is there a possibility that you might have prolapse?

if it's your cervix there should be a hole in it. i knew there's a hole in the hymen so when i found my cervix at the age of 14 i thought it was my hymen XDDDDDD
AmandaTheStampedevermillionlove on April 27th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not certain on what it is. but i'm pretty sure it is my cervix. I have went to a gyno once and forgot to ask about it, and the doctor didn't say anything about anything being unusual. I'm 21... not entirely sure what a prolapse is but it sounds horrifying o__o
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on April 27th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
If your cervix were down low enough to see it from the outside, the gyno would have been quite concerned.
chen_a on April 30th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
It's really rare to have even a partial prolapse at 21, but not impossible - mine prolapsed (not all the way; it was maybe 1/2" up from my introitus) at 23. AND my GYN didn't catch it (it's conventional wisdom that a woman my age with 0 pregnancies could never have a prolapse, so she didn't believe me when I told her that's what was going on, even after examining me. I ended up having surgery for it, so it was definitely prolapsed). So if you feel it, and it feels firm like your cervix, it COULD be your cervix.

In my experience, with a prolapse, the cup acts like a pessary and helps hold things up. Before surgery, I had to take my cup out to pee - but I also had to take tampons out, and pulling out a dry tampon was way more painful.

Short answer: Yes, a cup can work even if your cervix is low. Go for small and soft. I like the MINI Meluna, as well.
m03m on May 1st, 2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Or wide and soft. Wider cups will fit around your cervix more easily than narrower ones, so they do not require as much room lengthwise.

My cervix is fairly low (less than one inch in) and my cup of choice is a large Fleurcup with the stem and grip rings removed.

Edited at 2012-05-01 07:54 am (UTC)