Amanda (Autoclave239) wrote in menstrual_cups,

Using the Diva Cup post-surgery

Well, you guys were so helpful before, I was hoping someone else is in a similar situation that I am.

A month ago, I totes got the hang of using this cup.  It went in, popped, and did not leak.

Then, right after that cycle, I had to go get a LEEP done.  For those who don't know the gross details, they removed about 10% of my cervix that was pre-cancerous cells.  SUPER fun.  I specifically asked if i would be able to use my cup and the doc seemed to think so because i would be all healed up by then.  Well, now that time has come again and I can't get the damn thing to work now!

I do everything I did before.  The first time this cycle I put it in, I noticed it was kinda pokey/painful and tried to push the cup in a better place, but it still leaked.  Second time, much better insertion and didn't feel it at all, so I thought I'd done it correctly this time.  Nope, still leaking.  I've taken it out now, kind of stumped.  I've tried turning the cup, pushing it in further, just messing with it, hoping it will seal.  I guess my big question is, do you think this has to do with the surgery?  Do I need to think about a different cup?  What techniques can I use to do better?  Thanks!
Tags: cervix position, divacup

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