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30 July 2016 @ 11:25 am
So.. Ive been using menstrual cups for about a year now but i dont really get them yet.
When i first started (Small Lunette)everything was fine and suddenly three months later, what in the beginning would last me 6 hours, lasted me 2. I purchased then a bigger menstrual cup (Ruby Cup 2) but it still doesnt work. Some months it'll last me 6-7 hours on my heaviest day and other months it'll only last me 2-3 which i dont understand.
If i use a tampon it takes the same amount of time to get full no matter the month.
Does someone have a solution? I have the feeling I have a high cervix but also need a high capacity menstrual cup that can definitely last me longer than 2 hours, since thats what a tampon lasts me.
Any ideas please?
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 30th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
It could be that your heavy days have gotten heavier. Or it could be that your cervix has gotten danglier, taking up room where flow should go (perfectly normal.)

Compare the dimensions and capacity of the cups you have to other brands using http://sizecharts.livejournal.com/ or any of the other charts found online. You might want a higher capacity cup for your heavy days.
Selmamarsianka_selma on July 30th, 2016 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'd probably went for a medical check-up to see if everything is alright down there.

Edited at 2016-07-30 12:43 pm (UTC)
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 30th, 2016 02:20 pm (UTC)
A little variation is normal but a lot could be a sign that something is amiss -- especially if your months alternate heavy and light. You probably don't need to make a special appointment but it's something you might want to mention next time you go to your doctor.

The good thing about cups is that they can be used to measure flow. If your cups don't have measuring lines (I think your Lunette has subtle markings) then put in 10, 20, 30 ml of water. (Or use teaspoons or tablespoons as measurements.) And then keep track of how much is in your cup each time you empty it. Tally it up at the end of the day and write it on a calendar or something. That's really good quantitative information to give your doctor.

Keep track for a few months to see if you really are having surges or if it just seems that way.

From anecdotal evidence here, the most common cause of variable or heavy bleeding seems to be fibroids. They're more of a PITA than a problem -- but they could cause difficulties if/when you decide to have children.