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21 February 2015 @ 10:17 pm
Okay, So I am BRAND NEW(currently still on the first cycle) to menstrual cups. I just got the Lily cup (classic) size 2, I am 28 and I have had one child, and a supremely high cervix (no idea where that thing is). Insertion- was super easy the first day, no leaks, no trouble getting it out. Then overnight it was a blood bath and so was day two. I got the hang of it again on day three but throughout this experience I've been having an uncomfortable pressure, similar to light cramping, right on my uterus/bladder. I have taken the cup out for the end of my cycle (it had become very light) and I STILL have that same pressure/pain sensation as if the cup were still there. It almost feels like gas, and there is a very faint pulsing feeling. The sensation is not debilitating but it is uncomfortable. I've read a few other posts, Some people said it may be the length of the cup or the pressure from the suction or air inside, or no air inside. I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue and found a solution to it. Do I need another cup? Is it something that will go away? Do I need a less suction-y cup? The lily cup classic does form a very strong seal (no suction release holes). I'll include dimensions incase that helps with my question. Oh one more thing the cramping sensation becomes worst when laying down or sitting slouched, almost disappears while I'm standing.
Diameter: 43.5 mm
Length: 78 mm
Capacity: 28 ml

Thank you!!!!! and HELP!!!!
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on February 22nd, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
It could be what I also felt with my Lily--the inner rim fit just right around my cervix--like Cinderella's slipper--that it was grabbing onto my cervix and causing light cramping. Since your cervix will be a bit wider after having a child it might have widened to exactly the diameter of the inner rim. I'm not actually sure if punching suction holes would be helpful since the rim itself could still grab your cervix. It might be that you need the smaller size, so your cervix won't fit inside the rim.
mondabomb on February 23rd, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Huh, I'll have to check my cervix to see if its dropping down on the next round. I do have a very high cervix and my cup didn't seem to migrate any higher then when I had originally placed it. I May have to try a smaller cup, I'm just concerned with sizing guides since I have had a child. Is it possible, I'm not sure if you would know or not for a woman to have had a child and wear the size cup for women who have not.
trejoytrejoy on February 24th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
I experienced similar cramping with the Diva (when I had it). I remember the pulsing feeling, too, though this was six years ago! It was definitely related to length and suction. I didn't know, then, to push against the vaginal walls to let as much air in the cup as possible. I also didn't realize just how low my cervix traveled! So, if I were you, I would try to get more air into the cup, if you can.

Some post-childbirth women use smaller sized cups successfully. I don't have statistics or links to offer though.
mondabomb on February 25th, 2015 01:17 pm (UTC)
Lol, I'm so happy that someone has experienced this I thought this can't be just me. I'll try letting air in the cup, on my next cycle. Thanks for the help.