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Hi, I have looked but couldn't find any other posts about this. I'm currently using a Mooncup for the first time and I have a pretty heavy flow. I think blood is collecting in the u-bend of the toilet. When I go to use the toilet the water in there has discoloured to a reddish brown since my last visit - and its not due to lack of flushing - I'm flushing multiple times with each visit, and sticking toilet cleaner down, to try and clear it all away.

Has anyone else had this problem? & can I stop it happening?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 18th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
I think it's a problem with your toilet, not what you put into it.

Edited at 2014-12-18 02:50 pm (UTC)
sweetrumbellesweetrumbelle on December 18th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
Agree with kuradi, I don't have a problem like that.

Maybe, before you dump the blood you can put a little bit of toilet paper so that the paper catches the blood and takes it away when you flush.
Stefaninastefanina on December 19th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
Sounds more like there's iron deposits causing problems with your toilet.
evil_jennius on December 19th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the responses. If it is the toilet i'll just have to find a way round it - I'll try using sweetrumbelle's suggestion. Its not an option to replace it - it's less than 5 years old & we've never had any problems with it prior to my using a mooncup. It's not iron deposits, none of the other toilets in the house have ever had discoloured water -and we've replaced the pipes throughout so there can't be any buildup. (I can't use a different toilet because I'm disabled and need to use that bathroom)
tobilei on December 19th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
Mine doesn't seem to flush it properly after emptying my cup either. It takes 2-3 FULL flushes to get it to all wash away. Could be lack of water pressure or something or maybe like you said, different toilet shape. It bugs me too.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 20th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if this would be an option due to your disability, but could you empty it into the shower/tub? As it happens, I need to go into a full squat to even attempt to remove my cups (crazy high cervix/tight/etc) so I just empty them into the tub drain.
evil_jennius on December 20th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, the sink is right next to the toilet - I'll try and empty it in there next month. I guess I was just worried blood would get stuck in the sink waste & get all smelly but it's worth a try.
sammi_j1234 on December 31st, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
Whenever I empty my cup I always put a layer of tp down (because of the surface tension it doesn't sink down) and it will catch the blood and pull it away in the flush.

Also if I need to go to the toilet (for a... uh... pee or poo :P) I'll do that first and wipe and everything and then empty my cup - it always seems to work better, and it carries away the blood!

Another technique is while the flush is still going on and water is still swirling around, get the brush in there and push it around. It seems to push any 'stuck' blood out :)