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10 August 2013 @ 02:23 pm
So I have been using my Lunette cup for about 3 periods now, and just got my IUD inserted yesterday. I should be ending my period today, so I will probably not try to use my cup again till next time. I was wondering though if anyone has tips for using my cup with an IUD? I hope the strings will curl before then, but I am afraid of the strings getting in the way of the cup! My original IUD attempt last year failed and had expelled instantly because the doctor yanked on the strings, so I am super paranoid about the IUD expelling again. Any tips would be appreciated greatly! Thanks!
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Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on August 10th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
I would actually suggest waiting a few months to make sure your strings have softened and curled (you or your partner should be able to tell); it's most likely that the IUD will expel within the first few months to a year.
kkulakkula on August 11th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the response! I will definitely be waiting for the strings to soften, I am too paranoid to risk it.
elephantus45elephantus45 on August 11th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
I've had two iuds and used cups the whole time, except the first period I had with the paragard iud (first) they said no tampons or cups for the first cycle.

I never once had any sort of issue, I never accidentally got the strings, or suctioned the iud out. I've never been pregnant but I do have a perfectly average sized uterus (that's required to get an iud anyway). I never even had to worry about it.
kkulakkula on August 11th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
That's definitely reassuring! I know that many women use a cup with an IUD, but there are always those warnings against it, which is ridiculous. Thanks you!
fluffmyflamingofluffmyflamingo on August 12th, 2013 07:33 am (UTC)
I've been using a cup (meluna xl classic ring type) with my iud for over 12 months with (touch wood) no problems. My technique is to let the cup open when just inside, then push up to my cervix once opened, this way I figure the cup would push my strings up and out of the way if anything with no risk of opening up on them - I do have a high cervix though too which I'm guessing helps as they're naturally more out of the way! Good luck :-)
kkulakkula on August 13th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! That seems like a good technique to try! I will definitely try, but my cervix isn't that high. Hopefully it helps keep the strings out of the way!