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15 November 2012 @ 10:21 pm
I successfully used my divacup (model 2) for over 2 years. However, after having myomectomy surgery my cup no longer worked! I tried for months but I could never get a seal and it leaked like crazy every single time I used it no matter what I did. I my surgery was outside of my vagina but the fibroids did distort my shape a little so that may be contributing to the divacup not being a good match for me anymore. I finally tossed it and I'm going to try another brand. I'm wondering if I need to get a smaller size this time...any recommendations?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on November 16th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Try flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it. See if it fits you better that way.

Compare your Diva's dimensions to other cups at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ to see if you think another cup might fit/suit you better. Also compare side-by-side photos to see if maybe a different shape would work better for you.
teacupcake89 on November 17th, 2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
If you liked the length of your Diva then get a cup with a similar body length (see the size charts) http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ have a look at the side by side comparisons aswell http://menstrualcups.friendhood.net/f52-moderator-s-photo-library
as the size charts don't include the stem length. :)

Have you checked where your cervix is on your period post surgery? it may be higher/lower/to one side than before which may mean you were missing it/causing leaking if the cp wasn't aiming in the right direction or directly under it.

If it's lower than before a round-bottomed cup like a large fleurcup would have more capacity than the 'pointy' bottomed Diva shaped cups, even if you're cervix is low enough to take up some cup capacity.

Does your vagina feel 'smaller/narrower' than it used to before the surgery? Are your vaginal/pelvic floor muscles stronger than they were before the surgery? if yes, then a long, narrower cup may work for you.

The Diva is a medium stiffness cup, did you like the stiffness/softness? a softer cup like a large fleurcup might be good if you think your muscles aren't as strong as they were before. but if you think your muscles are very strong and squashing the cup and causing it to leak a stiffer long cup like a large Yuuki or a Classic XL Meluna.

kissyface79 on November 20th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
It hard to say what it was like before...I was really distorted down there because of the fibroids but I definitely feel like my vagina is smaller and I believe that my cervix may be higher up-I couldn't really touch it.
I have the feeling that most of the time the cup isn't opening all the way or that the cup is isn't allowed to open fully. I rarely feel the 'pop' of the cup opening like I used.
I had the abdominal myomectomy so I think that my pelvic muscles are as strong as they were before.