kaw (kaw2) wrote in menstrual_cups,
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Selecting a menstrual cup to use with an IUD

I'm looking for advice on using a menstrual cup with my ParaGard IUD.  

My doctor recommended against using my Diva Cup with my IUD as she thinks it could dislodge it.  This seems to be a subjective opinion rather than a documented fact, so I'm exploring other menstrual cups that are shorter/smaller, which seems less likely to affect the IUD strings.  (She didn't seem to know what one was and had me bring mine in.  Then she said that it's designed for your cervix to sit inside it, which would make string interaction more likely.)


I'm late-20s, nulliparous, and I do exercise, so my pelvic floor muscle tone is pretty good.  I'm an experienced Diva Cup user.  

I've had the IUD for a month and am on my first period.  It's about the same flow thus far as when I was on the pill, which equates to about .25 oz or so in a 12 hour period.  My cervix is anywhere from 2-3" from my vaginal opening, with it being lower during my period.  My strings are cut to about 1" past my cervix and I don't plan to have them cut shorter.

I loved my Diva Cup, but I did feel it was the maximum size I could fit comfortably.  The only problem I ever had was urine leakage with a very full bladder and a sneeze or the like and a feeling like it was partially blocking my urine flow.  I now think that perhaps it was too large for me.


I'm considering the following cups in the following order:
Meluna Classic small - 40 mm long
Lady Cup small - 46 mm long
Lunette small - 47 mm long

Also, the Meluna and am on my first period.  It's about the same flow thus far as when I was on the pill, which equates to about .25 oz or so in a 12 hour period.  My cervix is anywhere from 2-3" from my vaginal opening, with it being lower during my period.  My strings are cut to about 1" past my cervix and I don't plan to have them cut shorter.

I loved my Diva Cup, but I did feel it was the maximum size I could fit comfortably.  The only problem I ever had was urine leakage with a very full bladder and a sneeze or the like and a feeling li
Tags: buying decisions, divacup, iud, lady cup, lunette, meluna
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