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19 October 2015 @ 11:17 pm
Hello! I've just recently purchased a menstrual cup, specifically a Lena cup. I wanted to try it out before my period starts. I've gotten the hang of inserting and removal mostly, especially with the help of coconut oil, but what concerns me is that when I remove the cup, there is blood in it. This has happened three times. The first time, I thought I might have cut myself with my nails though there was no pain. So I made sure I trimmed them before my second attempt. Still, I pulled it out with little spots of blood.

This third time i did it was by far the easiest time I had inserting and removing. When I took it out though, there was significantly more discharge (I'm around my ovulation time) but it was definitely bloody, with darker spots of blood than before.

I didn't continue bleeding after the removal, and there was never any noticeable pain (other than the general slight soreness I get from sticking my fingers in my vagina. I'm a virgin).

I was only really concerned because there was more blood than the last time.

Should I be worried? Is it just because maybe I've bumped my cervix and some old blood got through (I read that was possible somewhere)?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on October 20th, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Don't worry. It's perfectly normal.

Somewhere online is a series of photos that someone took of their cervix on every day of their cycle and there are a few drops of blood on many of the non-period days. Get your Google on and find it if you're interested. Possibly called "My Beautiful Cervix Project." But don't trust my memory.
bluemoon79bluemoon79 on October 21st, 2015 04:51 am (UTC)
I am having the same thing happen to me on dry runs. I have been wondering why there is blood, (usually brown), if I bothered something inserting the cups or if I am starting my period early, etc. I have not noticed it between periods when I haven't done a dry run with a cup. I am not going to worry about it, it's probably nothing.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on October 22nd, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
The Lena did the same thing to me. I think it's because the Lena is firmer than any cups I've used regularly and I'm used to just being able to pull a cup out because the ones I wear are too soft to form suction. Tried that with the Lena and I had a few drops of bright red blood.
alloverxx on October 22nd, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Should I just keep using it then? There isn't pain or anything, and I don't keep bleeding... I thought of just waiting until my actual period comes since I sort of already got the hang of insertion and removal, but the fact that there was blood during my dry run at all has me freaked
Gluppit the prawling strangles, there: Sloth debaucheryelettaria on October 24th, 2015 12:59 pm (UTC)
It's normal to have a bit of spotting around ovulation.