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13 January 2015 @ 07:22 pm
Hi, I'm new here, I was recommended through another forum as apparently this is the best place for advice, here's my problem:

I've wanted to try menstrual cups for a few years but have always been too worried, I have a prolapse and I don't know how using a cup will affect it, or even if it's possible to use one. I have had 2 children vaginally and one by c-section. I have a rectocele and a cervix prolapse (it sits quite low, around 2-3cm from the vagina opening) when I'm on my period my cervix can be quite tender and my period for the first 2 days is heavy (soaks a super plus tampon in 2-3 hours) what would you advise for me, if I can even use one?

P.s. Not sure if it makes a difference but I'm im the UK.

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 13th, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
I also have age (and other) -related prolapse and find my large Lunette to be about the maximum comfortable length. So yes, you most likely CAN wear a cup. If I had it to do over, I wonder if I wouldn't have liked the large Fleur cup better. It has the same dimensions but it's squishier, it has a blunt (versus pointy) base and has a slightly higher capacity. Compare those two against the other brands using the size and capacity charts at http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ (or any of the other ones at the Community FAQ) and see what brand (those two or another) you think would fit and suit you best.

As you can see by my user-pic, I also have an (old style yellow) UK Mooncup. I think it's very comfortable but it doesn't have a very high capacity so I consider it a light-days cup.
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on January 13th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
i don't have prolapse, i think, but my cervix is naturally low. it was like that even when i found it at the age of 14.

my best cups are my tiny melunas. however, i can wear even a large ladycup inside out. the width is really important.

the default choice for a low cervix+heavy flow is a large fleurcup, but i'm not sure it would work for me because it doesn't get shorter when you flip it inside out. in your case, it depends on how far you can reach around your cervix. mine is perhaps even closer to the opening, maybe just 1-2 cm, but i can reach 4-5 cm inside.

can you actually soak a full tampon or do you mean the bottom part gets all saturated and it starts leaking although the top still has some capacity? i've never tried tampons and i don't think they would work for me tbh.
staceys1990 on January 14th, 2015 07:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for the replys, yes it soaks the whole tampon, I have about the same sort of spacing around my cervix, there's less space at the front of my cervix than there is at the back though.