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19 October 2014 @ 01:30 pm
I successfully used my Divacup for the first time last month. I had it in from when I got up until 3-4ish then I put pads on because I'm not yet comfortable sleeping with it in.

Anyways, I generally have a moderate-heavy flow. With the Divacup, there was barely any in there after about 8-9 hours! And even when I woke up, my pads were hardly even soiled... This was even on the first day..
And my period was light the entire cycle-- which is VERY unusual!!

I was a bit worried, but figured it might pick up this month (btw, my eating habits hadn't changed or anything, I was leading the same life as I had been-- still applicable to now, haven't changed anything).

I should have gotten it last week, and I've been waiting for it to come but it hasn't!!

Also fyi, I have NOT had sex or any sexual encounters at all, so I am 100% definitely NOT pregnant.

Now I had missed a period, for I had had 2 in one month but that was when I had very firstly started my period-- I have never missed a period since then, unless I have had it twice in one month, missing the next month...

I'm concerned! I haven't even had any pains or cramps, but I have broken out on my face very little under my chin, but there is a reasonable answer for this (I had gotten horse poop on my face there... long story) since I don't usually tend to break out on my period anyways...

Anyhow, I am worried, and was wondering if the cup could have had something to do this? And please don't say this is a coincidence without giving a VERY reasonable defense, because I am 100% sure this is NOT coincidental.

I am 15, would it be advisable to visit the doctor? I'm worried about endometriosis or something like that
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 19th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
At your age your cycles are probably still ironing themselves out--so despite your disclaimer--it is probably coincidental. Nonetheless, it's always good to develop a relationship with a gyno while you're still young, and if it will make you feel better to have everything checked out, by all means do! If irregularity continues to be a problem your gyno may offer the option of going on a BC pill to regulate everything (many of my friends were 14-15 when they started the pill just because their periods were unpredictable or they were bleeding way too much for their own good)
strawberrymussistrawberrymussi on October 21st, 2014 03:43 pm (UTC)
(doctor here)
The Divacup has absolutely nothing to do with missing your period.
Seems to me like you have a hormonal problem, probably just something to do with your age (immature hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis), as you said that you're not completely regular (having 2 periods on the same month and missing the next). Some women end up having very regular cycles, others do not. Could also be PCOS, thyroid dysfunction... but definitely not the first hypothesis. I wouldn't be worried if I were you.
Endometriosis does not cause missed cycles, it mainly just causes a lot of cramps and pain (and infertility), and you don't have that.
As the poster above said, it would be nice to start developing a relationship with a gynecologist, so he/she can answer your questions, investigate if he/she thinks it's appropriate, be there for when you decide to start your sex life...