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Hi, I posted a few months ago and really thought I had my Fleurcup sussed with putting it in low, letting it open up and then nudging it upwards.

Last night I woke up and, sorry for tmi, found that I'd bled all over the pad I still wear as back up and over the sides and on my sheets too. Not good. Found I'd passed a large clot (sorry) so can sort of understand why that happened. Since then though although there's not been any major clotting I am finding it is still leaking, even though I am doing what I said in my first paragraph. I know it is opened up because when I check with my finger you can feel it's inflated iykwim. The leaking isn't a bit of residual slobber either, it's full on leaks.

Any ideas please?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 14th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
Well... you're not going to like what I'm about to say, but there's really no way for us to know. We could keep suggesting things until you say, "Yeah, that might have been it." But it's really something that you need to figure out both how to diagnose and to avoid.

Full on leaking means that flow didn't get into your cup. Why not? Did you miss your cervix? Did it shift off? Or did it fill up and overflow? Only you know the answers to these questions.
pipsmum on May 14th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well I think it overflowed last night because it was full up. As for this morning I really don't know. Tweaked it more again after lunch and so far no problem so once again it looks like I might have resolved it myself. Sorry to bother you by asking these silly questions - guess I want it to work so much (hate tampons and pads etc) that I panicked!

Thanks for your help.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 14th, 2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
Great! You figured it out! Unfortunately, if it's full, it's full. And that might mean setting a secondary alarm for the middle of the night to avoid overflowing. If I remember correctly, yours is a large Fleur -- already one of the highest capacity cups. So you're in a bit of a "grin and bear it" situation to deal with more frequent emptyings during your heaviest flow.

I vaguely remember you saying that you've always had a heavy flow. So this should be nothing new to you -- especially because disposables generally hold less than cups. I imagine you had to get up more often to deal with them than the cup.
pipsmum on May 14th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Gosh, you've got a good memory! You're right in that I have a large Fleurcup and that I do tend towards heavy flow - not helped by taking Warfarin which makes my blood even thinner and more of it. I tend to wake up about 3ish most nights anyhow so that'll be a good time to check; tonight should be my last heavy night (fingers crossed).

Thanks again.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 14th, 2014 04:47 pm (UTC)
The large Fleur is a good "Mommy sized" cup for many -- and your ID kinda put the two together. And I GUESSED that you might have said that.

Yeah, figure out how long you can go before you reach a critical stage and plan ahead to get up before then. Phone alarm, etc. I've "been there, done that." It sucks. But it beats cleaning up the messy alternative. ;oP

Many medical supply stores sell waterproof hospital pads in various sizes that might come in handy as added protection for your bedding from leakage. Cheaper online.