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Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a while and wanted to say thanks for all the helpful information. I had my DivaCup (the smaller size) for about 2 years and couldn't figure it out before I found this community. When I finally was able to start using it last month, I fell in love.

However: I got scared today. I kept my DivaCup in for the week following my period because I was having that white, mucous-y discharge. Today I noticed some minor discomfort in my belly and the area where my cup was seemed to feel tight. I thought it might be cup-related. I removed the cup, and my fingers came out bloodstained and there was blood when I wiped. My period ended a week ago and I haven't ever spotted this far afterward. I did notice the cup was kind of high. Is this normal? I'm scared that something could be wrong. My mom recently passed away from colon cancer that spread to her ovaries and she had a lot of female problems before the diagnosis, so my mind immediately jumps there. I have a doctor appointment (not related, just for a checkup) next week but I'm wondering if it's something I need to get checked out sooner, or if it's not really a concern at all.

In case it helps, I'm 27, not a virgin, never had kids. Thanks.
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 18th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
It's probably "nothing" but considering your family history, it's something worth mentioning to your Dr next time you go.

As for how high the cup migrated, ANY cup will settle (O) around the cervix and the height of the base of the cup will be relative to the length of the cup and the height of the cervix/length of the vagina. Apparently yours is long enough to fit a long cup such as the Diva and longer (not unusual) when you're not having your period.

Bleeding and cramping/discomfort mid-cycle is not unusual. "Mittelschmerz." You can see photo galleries at http://www.beautifulcervix.com/


dancinglampy on August 18th, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. That helps. The bleeding really scared me but I haven't seen any more since then, so maybe that was all. Planning to tell my doctor about it when I go next week.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on August 18th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
Did you leave the cup in all week or were you emptying it at least twice a day during that week? If you left it in, yeah, I would suspect that your body would not be happy with that (though things can't grow on silicone--it is an inert substance--anything left in for a full week might cause irritation)
dancinglampy on August 19th, 2014 01:48 am (UTC)
I emptied and rinsed it at least twice a day as long as I wore it. I wonder if maybe it rode too high and I didn't break the seal properly when I removed it?