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jennusmi
13 January 2014 @ 10:06 am
Cup stretched cervix??
January 13, 2014, 09:56

I am a cup newbie. After reading some reviews I decided to get a large Sckoon cup. I will add some history here so it may help. 39 with 3 vaginal births. I have a low cervix on my 2nd and 3rd day of my cycle, with a very heavy flow. I had no problems with insertion, I did have some trouble getting it to fully open at first. The rim was not a problem and I was able to get it to fully "inflate" after spending more time in my lady parts. The problem was that the cup seemed to deflate, or squish down a bit and causing the cup to suction inside of me rather than seal. This is after checking the cup after an hour of going about my day of house cleaning. All seemed well and I was happy. I emptied the cup probably more often than needed because I had no idea how fast it would fill. At the end of the day I figured I would check my cervix position and what I felt FREAKED me out! My cervix was no longer a round "o" it was in a weird shape and the best I can describe it is that half of my cervix stretched and pulled down so like the normal "o" shape was now slanted. Like if you cut a carrot on a mad angle. I laid off the cup for the rest of my cycle and it took my cervix 24 hours to return to normal and it felt slightly swollen for another 24 hrs. All things did return to normal. So having said all of that, I felt I was able to get the cup to fully inflate, but maybe it is to soft the when I am active and more about that it is squishing down and creating a suction love affair with my cervix?? Not sure this is my first go at a cup so any suggestions?? I am very familiar with the pre cup cervix shape and feel and post cup cervix shape and feel. It was definitely messed up. I am extremely familiar with my parts.
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 13th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
Insert the cup and make sure it is fully open (filled with air) when you insert so there's no suction. http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/2091967.html Otherwise, maybe you never noticed before that you have what we call a "dangly" cervix. They're not unusual.
jennusmijennusmi on January 13th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
It was fully filled with air, when I would check up on it after about an hour of wear it would seemed to have squished back down a bit I would empty reinsert and be sure it was fully opened. Sure enough it would seemed to have some air squished out of it. Is the sckoon cup to soft? I have no other experiences to compare it to? Dangly cervix or not it was definitely jacked up!

Edited at 2014-01-13 03:29 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 13th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Despite what the instructions and illustrations say, try inserting the cup up higher so it doesn't get squished en route. The strong part is your pelvic floor (PCs) and that forms the "hammock" that holds your cup up/in. If you insert your cup too low, those muscles can squish the cup before it settles-in above them. Above them, your vaginal muscles "shouldn't be" (unlikely to be) strong enough to squish a cup so if it's getting squished up there, something else is doing it -- and that would be unusual enough to mention to your Dr/Gyno next time you see him/her.
jennusmijennusmi on January 13th, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
I will try it next cycle which will be about a week away and try that. I will see if that does the trick, thank you for the extra info:)