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Hi all,
I am new here, so if this topic is discussed and I missed it during my search, please steer me in the right direction. I went to have an IUD put in by my obgyn and she ended up doing biopsies for what she was fairly certain was HPV. She didn't put the IUD in at that time because my cervix was horribly irritated and bleeding at minimal touch. She ran tests and they all came back negative for HPV and my Pap was regular. So, we began trying to figure out what could be irritating my cervix to the point of lesions and bleeding. The only item that frequents those parts these days is my Diva Cup. I have used this brand since 2006 and have never had problems. The thought of switching back to tampons was almost as bad (if not worse) as having HPV.

Has anyone experienced similar diagnosis, or irritations. Have you found anything that has allowed your cervix to heal and still use a cup? I really dread using tampons after such a long run without them, and can't honestly imagine they irritate less, but am willing to give it a shot if thats what the doc orders.

Thanks for your help in advance!
mood_swinger23 on February 27th, 2013 06:21 am (UTC)
I haven't had any problems myself but understand the "no more disposables!" plea. Have you considered taking a break from your cup and using cloth for a cycle or two, to see if that makes any difference?
teacupcake89 on February 27th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
perhaps the Diva (being one of the longest brands body wise) is slightly too long for you and causing the irritation? or perhaps it's too narrow and rubbing against it? perhaps your cervix is slghtly lower/more dangly than it used to be?

I don't really see how the cup could have caused it and i'm sure tampons would be worse as they'll be squashed right against your cervix. perhaps an email to Diva cup might help rule it out?
anna battistaannabattista on February 27th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
I had this problem before I started using my cup and it turned out to be cervical erosion. It's hormone-led, and for me it bled any time anything came in contact with my cervix. I was treated with cautery: a chemical was applied to my cervix and 'burned off' the eroded tissue. I waited a couple of months before using my cup again just in case, and, 'touch wood', so far I haven't had any bleeding! It seems to be healed for good.