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29 December 2014 @ 02:17 am
Help! My cervix is 1.25" up during my cycle. I tried the diva cup-post birth (I didn't know about anything at the time) and couldn't figure out why it was hanging out and stabbing my legs lol. Did research, found out about low cervix, figured the FemmeCycle Low Cervix was best option. Bought one and had a great first try. But then it went VERY WRONG. The next couple of times I inserted it... It suctioned to my cervix and I had a terrible time getting it off. If I squeezed the bowl it pushed air into my cervix (very painful!) and didn't break the seal. I tried to hook my finger around rim to break the seal from my cervix with no luck. So I tried a combination of small twisting, light pulling, and light squeezing to get it out. It finally broke the seal and came out. It HURT bad and my cervix was pulled almost to my vagina opening after!!! That scared me so bad. I couldn't even try to put a tampon (no applicator) in after! I had to use pads and was scared for days. What a terrible experience. I haven't tried since. Since I don't have experience with other "low cervix" cups I don't know how they can possibly work if my cervix is 1.25" up? Does my cervix sit inside of them, how else will it fit without sticking out of my vagina? will it hurt like the FemmeCycle? Please tell me there is a solution, I really want a cup to work. I'm 32 and have had 1 vaginal birth, medium flow, weakened pelvic floor. Please suggest cups that might fit me!?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on December 29th, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read this http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ to answer some of your questions. The FemmyCycle is a unique design that does not have anti-suction holes. Would adding some help or hurt it? I don't know. In the mean time, try flipping your Diva inside out to shorten it and see how that works for you. It's perfectly OK to wear it that way if it works.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on December 29th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'd recommend some of the new Meluna Shortys or, if you want to shop secondhand, the Meluna Minis. Get a wider one so it will sit around, rather than under, your cervix...you'll be able to wear a slightly longer cup that way. Kuradi is correct about the Femmy's unique design--looks like you might prefer a more traditional cup.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on December 29th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
my cervix is extremely low, maybe 1cm in. this post might help maybe? http://menstrual-cups.livejournal.com/3317047.html
ironically, the low cervix option might not be the best for a really low cervix :) i'm curious but not daring to try it. consider selling it maybe?
fwiw, my goldilocks cup is a medium meluna mini, although i'm also going to try out the new "shorty" ones that probably have a highercapacity. also, i can wear relatively long cups (ladycup and green donna) if i wear them inside out. but i wear even my tiny melunas inside out haha.
also, avoid narrow cups since they will sit too close to your cervix. at least i've not had much luck with them, though if i accidentally only had a narrow short cup i'd use it. hm, i've always thought that it's the new meluna's shape that makes me feel like i need to do #2, but maybe it's the diameter actually (i got a meluna small, 38x45mm). i've heard that cervical pain can be interpreted as anal so maybe it's more due to this. basically, get any of the short but wide melunas. if you buy from resellers they may have the mini too.