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01 May 2016 @ 03:12 am
Hello there everyone, I'm a long time lurker but a first time poster. Here's a little background just in case it helps. I'm 25, no children, and I've got PCOS with a heavy period that lasts anywhere from 8-12 days. I've read all of the FAQs and beginner posts like gospel, but I still am having a bit of trouble with a particular aspect. My issue is that my cervix is very high. As in I can't reach it at all normally and can only occasionally just barely touch it (with a LOT of effort) during my period. I also think it moves around, as I've noticed the different angles my cup settles at sometimes when it is working for me. I'm on my third cycle with my large iCare (which has been quite comfortable as far as the stiffness, width, length, and stem go) and while I've mostly gotten the hang of it, I've noticed that there are some days where I must be getting the cup stuck next to my cervix instead of around it. I say that because there will be copious amounts of leakage with little or no blood in the cup. I run my finger around the cup and give it a little half twist to make sure everything is open the best I can, but is there any way I can help to make sure I get my cervix in the cup as well since I can't reach it? Or any pointers to help make sure I'm orienting it right? Or is this just something I'll eventually get the hang of? Thanks in advance for any help!
 
 
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Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 1st, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
Skim/Read http://kuradi8.livejournal.com/ especially the paragraph about insertion.
..::bella vita::..por_que_no on May 1st, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
I feel you on the high cervix--though it's been sitting lower lately, it's still considered high, and since it's off to one side I have to be super picky about stems that won't poke me on the other side! (the iCare's or any other flat tab stem is too pokey for me though I otherwise like that cup)

Rather than doing the "twist" and running your finger around it, you might try just pulling the cup down a little bit as I do (I don't usually have room to twist or run my finger around my cup). When it settles back up from where you pulled it down (not past the pubic bone! just down a little bit) it should settle up around your cervix unless your cervix is in a really strange place...

A wider cup may also help--since there'd be less space for it to shift around in--but with your cervix height restrictions you're already a little limited to cups you can actually reach.