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And just when I thought I had this whole cup thing figured out...

I've been using menstrual cups for about 5 years, and this particular cup (Shecup) for about 3. I recently had my Mirena IUD removed and suddenly I'm having major leakage. I'm not over-filling the cup, my cervix is definitely (o) in the cup, and from what I can tell, the position of my cervix/general internal orientation have not changed. The only thing that has changed is that I'm getting a much larger volume of red, liquid blood (compared to more mucus-like brown discharge before IUD removal).

Has anyone ever had a similar problem? Any ideas on how to fix it? I'd have no issue going with a larger cup, but shecup is definitely not a small model, especially for a 25 year old with no births.
 
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on January 14th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
Could it be that your cervix is now dangling (due to the change in hormone levels) and stealing so much capacity from the cup that you're leaking all over the place? Or perhaps that the blood is now a bit thicker and clogging up the suction release holes, so any air in the cup bubbles out through the top and takes blood splashing out with it?
gluestick05 on January 15th, 2015 06:39 am (UTC)
I hadn't even thought about suction issues. Might look into widening the holes. Thanks!