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21 August 2012 @ 03:54 pm
Dear All

I posted on 20 July and this is an update.  Essentially it worked one month, the following month I leaked like a seive.

Now on my third month of trying with Mooncup A and I am finding that I am having exactly the same problem as last time. 

I use my Mooncup a couple of days before I am due on because I am always 'hit and miss' as to when I start.  I was late by a couple of days this month, but no problems as the Mooncup was working well catching everything.  I then noticed a tiny bit of blood in the bottom of the cup when I checked and realised I had come on.  No problem, re-inserted and straight away, almost immediately, I started leaking blood everywhere. It was as if I had missed the cervix completely but how can that be when five minutes before it was fine.   There was no blood in the cup it was all round the sides.  This is exactly what happened last time and I had to stop using it.

Like last time, I stopped using the cup for the first three days that I was heavy because the cup was leaking, no blood in the cup (unless by a miracle) and all round the outside again.  Day four, now using the cup again, no problems and no leaking!

Am I resigned to using the cup leading up to my period, using tampons for the first three days when I am at my heaviest and then returning back to the cup afterwards.  Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions.

Please don't say 'tuck the cervix back in' because I cannot feel or see it and I just can't see myself doing that every 2 or 3 hours because I bleed so heavily.  Not only would it be inconvenient but 'bloody messy' - excuse the pun! 

Just seems odd that its exactly the same as last time!

Current Location: United Kingdom, London
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 21st, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
The Mooncup isn't a very high capacity cup to begin with. If your cervix is dangling into it, there's even less room for flow. And that would be a problem with your heavy flow. Check out the various size and capacity charts http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to see if maybe another cup would suit your needs better.
teacupcake89 on August 21st, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
it sounds to me like your cervix is lower and takes up some cup capacity on your heavier days.

as the Mooncup has a fairly low capacity to begin with, a round-bottomed cup with higher holes (and therefore higher capcity) like a large Fleurcup might be a better match :) it's shape also means that it can sit around your cervix rather than under it, with plenty capacity even if cervix is taking up some. :)

Edited at 2012-08-21 04:19 pm (UTC)
juliiie87juliiie87 on August 21st, 2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
This is also my opinion, if you can't "tuck your cervix back in" then one can only hope a wide, bell-shaped, high capacity cup would deal with it better on its own. I'm thinking XL Meluna or large Fleurcup. Compare them here : http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/t224-meluna-comparison-photos

Are you certain the cup successfully unfolded every time ? Make sure to unfold it as low as you can, so it doesn't get squished past your cervix.
rafflescat on August 22nd, 2012 10:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comments.

I just can't understand how it works one minute and not the next.

In answer to your comments I have no problem 'popping it open'and I always do it as low as possible although it travels wherever it likes. There is no blood in the cup just on the outside. If my cervix took up the space in the cup would that happen - just all squished out?

Many thanks for your help.

juliiie87juliiie87 on August 22nd, 2012 11:21 am (UTC)
If there really isn't any blood inside, I'm thinking your cervix must be off to one side and the cup is just missing it... hum try angling it differently ? And maybe on your next pelvic exam you could try asking the gyno where the heck it is ? :/