c1rca (Louice Johansson) wrote in menstrual_cups,
Louice Johansson

Troubles with leakage due to missing my cervix?

So I am nearly 21 (two weeks until my birthday, yay!) and sexually active. I got my first menstrual cup a little less than a year ago, a medium Meluna classic. I've never been able to get tampons to work because they seem to irritate my insides, so I've mostly used pads for my entire life. Anyway, I tried the classic Meluna for maybe three or four periods but never really managed to get it to properly open, no matter what fold I used. When I did get it to open it would always seem to "collapse" after a while even if I was certain that I had gotten the seal alright and everything.

A few months ago I decided to purchase a new cup, and ended up getting the Meluna sport in a size large instead. I've had much more success with it than I had with my other cup, so that's great news. Except for the fact that I pulled my copper IUD out with the cup?! That was a crazy story to tell my gyno... I'm pretty sure that the copper threads got stuck between the vaginal walls and the rim of the cup and somehow just followed along when I removed the cup. Quite traumatizing! Anyway, I am still experiencing some leakage that is most definitely not left over slobber on the vaginal walls. I think I might be missing my cervix? Because the leaks "feel" like they're just completely missing the cup altogether. I am pretty sure that I have an all over high cervix that doesn't seem to move around that much, even when I'm on my period. Off my period I can barely reach it when I push my middle finger all the way in (sitting down on the toilet). When I'm on my period it's still very high, although I can reach it much easier with my middle finger I still have to have my entire finger inside. It also seems to shift a bit to the left.

Any tips on how to make sure the cup is really around the cervix? I've been trying to feel around the base of the cup, but because my cervix seems to be so high I can't really feel anything at all. I try to aim towards where I know my cervix is, but I still seem to miss it. I also sometimes get the feeling the cup is trying to escape, if you know what I mean. Maybe the cup is a bit too long for me? I don't feel like it should be though, since my cervix is very high up? I've been trying to read through posts on here pertaining to my problem, and the FAQ but I can't really get any answers that helped me out much.

I recently got the Nexplanon bc implant in my upper arm, if that makes any difference. Hopefully it will make my period a bit lighter so maybe it will reduce leakage. I was just in no way or shape ready to go through the dreadful process of putting in another IUD after my experience!

Thanks everyone :-)
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