tallulah78 (tallulah78) wrote in menstrual_cups,
tallulah78
tallulah78
menstrual_cups

Heavy bleeding / clots - can I use a cup?

Hi,

Long time listener, first time caller.

My first cup arrived today - a Ruby Cup - and I have already tried it. It only took a few minutes to insert, but after 30 minutes I had leakage so had to remove it. I probably didn't insert it correctly, but it did feel open and very comfortable. It took slightly longer to remove but wasn't as bad as I was expecting. It was already close to 5ml in the cup, and lots of blood was lost in the bathtub during the removal process. Having read some of the experiences on this forum, I have some anxiety about removal after leaving it to it's own devices for a longer time!

Anyway, to my question: I have several fibroids and they cause very heavy bleeding. On my heaviest days I change my tampon every 1-2 hours, and I also get a lot of clots. I don't think I'll be able to use the cup on these days because of the clots, but wondering if anyone else has any thoughts or experience on this?

So far, I have no basis for comparison about the Ruby Cup, e.g. size, length, feel or capacity to any other cups. However, it was quite comfortable once it was in.

Thanks
T
Tags: heavy blood flow, leakage & spotting, ruby cup
Subscribe

  • Menstrual Cup Nightmare

    To preface this, I am 14 year old virgin trans man on testosterone. I have extremely heavy flow and so I decided to try a diva cup. It was mildly…

  • Help please?! EXTREMELY difficult to get diva cup out

    So the story is I recently invested in a Diva cup because I'll be moving to Japan in August and really don't want to have to deal with the whole…

  • Looking for a new cup

    Hi everyone! I've been using the DivaCup for about 3 years now and am starting to look into getting a new cup. The DivaCup has worked OK for the past…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 9 comments