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Okay so for starters forgive me if I am posting this in the weirdest place possible. Not only is this my first time posting in the mestrual_cup group, it is my first time using live journal.

I am new to menstrual cups, but since I have sarted using mine I have noticed that I always feel "wet". When I check there is no blood in the discharge, just clear liquid. I fell like my body produced 10xs more fluids after I started using menstrual cups. I keep running to the bathroom because I think I am leaking but no... I am so wet throughout my entire period that I feel like I should wear a panty liner anyway.

Sorry if that was just too much info, but I am wondering if this is normal?

 
freyjarilo on March 27th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC)

Oh and here is a little back story.


So I am 24, I have had one child via vaginal birth. I am very active and have a pretty firm uterus wall though. durring my cycle I would say I have a regular-high cervix. I have to position my body weird to feel it, but I can reach it. This is my first cycle using a "real" menstural cup. My last cycle I headed to Fred Meyer's to buy some tampons, but saw those disposable cups. My life was changed. I bought a pack of disposables and one of the cups that was "reusable" for one entire cycle. I forget the brand but they are those oval deals.


Meanwhile I read, and read and read. Feeling a little silly for not having had discovered menstural cups earlier. Even my husband knew about them. Haha. Well anyway I decided to buy a Meluna size medium and regular firmness. This is only my second day using it but I am already getting a pretty good seal. I was able to sleep all night with out leakage! Best night ever. I do wish it was a little firmer. They length seems to be perfect. I am probably going to order a second cup soon but I am waiting to see what I want different from this cup. I am leaning towards either a Meluna Sport or a Luv Ur Body at the moment.


I might have a titled uterus, I don't really have any of the symptoms other than heavy period, cramps and a back ache. However my cervix is so far to the left I cant reach it if I feel straight up, I have to feel towards the left and I have a hard time getting a good seal with my cup and when I do the cup tries to sit diaganol in my vagina.


When I was pregnant my OB said my cervix was tiled, but she didn't mention my uterus not sure if that translates to the same thing. She didn't say it like it might be a issue and I had the easiest childbirth ever.

yeb90 on March 27th, 2015 11:41 pm (UTC)
What were you using before a cup? Tampons are quite drying so if you switched from tampons to a menstrual cup that is likely the reason for the change.
freyjarilo on March 27th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)

Yes I used tampons, that was my indicator to change the tampon. When I felt "wet" but it was just menstrual blood on the string.


However now I feel really wet, and it is not menstural blood. It is regularl fluid but way more than I feel when I am off my period. I mean I am always regularly moist, but the moistness never leaves my vagina.


It was really embarrassing, I was wearing leggings and had to change them because I had leaked so much fluid on them. That has never happened to me before, it always stays inside me.


Is is normal to produce more regular fluid when on your cycle?

curlydevacurlydeva on March 27th, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
I have extra fluid around that time of the month so much that I have to wear a cloth liner. My OBGYN said that this is very normal and common. My body does that a week and half prior to my cycle and than balances back out after my cycle is over. Hope that helps.
yeb90 on March 28th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
I definitely do as well. I don't think you need to be too worried about it.

Edited at 2015-03-28 12:04 am (UTC)
eyaf_lemeyaf_lem on March 28th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm the same - never used tampons due to low cervix making them useless so nothing to do with that. I often think I'm leaking and feel bubbling but it's just clear fluid
perigrine: cupsperigrine on April 5th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
I'm 'leaking' now and its not my period. (That should start in earnest tomorrow morning). When the blood is over I will 'leak' for a few days after as well. I've made some cloth pads to deal with it, not being a fan of soggy knickers.