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06 January 2015 @ 10:24 pm

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.

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 6th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC)
Most cups hold appx 2x what tampons and pads do so start by emptying it as often as you changed disposables and judge how much longer you can go from there. Cups are more likely to catch clots than tampons so I think they are the better tool for the job. As suggested, use pads as back-up while you learn to trust your cup and figure out the timing. And welcome to the wonderful world of cups. You're well on your way to success with them already.