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For reference, I'm the person who tried a dry run and couldn't get the cup out for two days (thread here.)

Trying to remove the cup put huge suction on my cervix, to the point of pain/discomfort when pulling. When I finally got the cup out, there was some blood, but I figured it was just a one-time tissue trauma thing. However, since then, I've noticed blood on the tissue paper a few times when I wiped after using the toilet. My period isn't supposed to arrive yet, and I don't normally spot in between. Should I be concerned about this?
 
elisamba on July 10th, 2014 07:15 am (UTC)
If you're a virgin, your hymen may have torn. The cup should not be painful on its way out (or at any point, actually). You can fold it into a smaller C fold to make it smaller and avoid the pubic bone. This is a good vid with tips http://youtu.be/LljkmNl8qdc

Why did you do another dry run? They are *really* not a good idea for beginners, even experienced cup users can find them difficult. Please wait for your period! We don't want you to get super stressed about the whole cup thing and give up.

You will see it is a totally different cup of tea (no pun intended) when it's actually full of blood. Imagine a suction thing on a bathroom wall. Now imagine that same thing if water somehow gets behind it. Now imagine it completely full of water. What happens to the suction? :)
Kumara: L manic smilekumaradosha on July 10th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)
Oh no, I didn't do another dry run; I'm still referring to the first one, haha. I will definitely wait for my period, or possibly the one after next, to try a cup again.
Kumara: Mello bizarre starekumaradosha on July 10th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC)
Update:

It's been several days at least once a day when I wipe that this is occurring. The fluid is always pinkish, and this time, I checked and...it smells like the sour-smelling fluid that came out when I first removed the cup. It's not as pungent a smell, but it's definitely similar. It's only after the first wipe after a while; I don't see any further fluid when I wipe a second time. It's like the fluid is very slowly leaking...from my cervix? I wouldn't expect a torn hymen to be doing this sort of thing... I've also been experiencing abdominal cramps, as if I were on my period. But my period isn't due yet, and the blood hasn't escalated into full-on period.

I also have a side question that I feel isn't worthy for a new post (considering it isn't DIRECTLY related to menstrual cups)... Whenever I am about to have my period or have just started, my abdominal cramps often feel also like bowel cramps. I feel the urge to defecate, and when I do, the stool is black and tarry and foul-smelling. This is a common pattern with my period. Could it be an indication of endometriosis?
adult child of alien invaderspinkminx on July 10th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
I can't help you re: stool consistency and potential endometriosis but being on the rag gives me the shits in a huge way. I think this is pretty normal!

Also second not doing another dry run, it's SO MUCH EASIER to deal with a cup when you're bleeding.
I'm with the band: Charlie Bird by txvoodooserendipity8791 on July 10th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
Black and tarry stools can depend on what you've been eating (blueberries are a huge culprit on that), medication (Pepto Bismol, I am looking at you!), and it can indicate the presence of intestinal bleeding, among other things.

I would get both that and the pinkish, foul-smelling discharge checked out by a doctor, honestly.
Ashatenlegspider on July 10th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's normal for your bowels to be more active during your period (the signals that make your uterus push blood out aren't very specific), and I find mine sometimes smell worse (like anxiety poo). I'm not a doctor but since it goes away when your period's done I don't think it would worry me.

Edit: although actually, regularly having black poo does deserve a visit to the doctor if you can't attribute it to something in your diet, unfortunately.

Edited at 2014-07-10 09:09 pm (UTC)
Kathlynekathlyne on July 10th, 2014 07:13 pm (UTC)
You had a cup, your fingers, and a spoon up there. I imagine there was some trauma--hence the bleeding.

Black tarry stools are a concern. They could signal blood in the stool. I would go to a doctor to get that sorted out--and while you are there you could have the spotting checked out if it continues.