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16 July 2017 @ 05:00 pm
I am pretty freaked out right now. I went to remove my menstrual cup last night and my IUD came right out with it!

I'm honestly not sure how it happened. I've had the Paraguard since last August, 12 weeks post-partum, and it's been in place every time I've checked since then. This is my fourth period since then, but my first using a new cup. I had used a cup + IUD, before I got pregnant, for over two years with no problems.

I used my normal method: push a finger up beside and press till I break the suction, then pull the stem. I felt a little twinge but I assumed it was from pressing on my cervix, since the new cup (size A Mooncup UK) is firmer than my old one (small DivaCup), with a thicker rim, and I'm still getting the hang of it. And then the IUD was just SITTING IN THE CUP!

I will be calling the gyno first thing tomorrow morning, and I kept the IUD to take in and check to make sure it wasn't a mechanical failure, so to speak. What else can I do to figure out what happened? How likely is this to happen again?

Thank you in advance for any responses or advice; I'm just not sure what to do about this! I'm also posting to the iud_divas community, so apologies for any f-list duplicates.
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on July 17th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
Bummer that you spat out your coil. Just because it happened once doesn't mean it will happen again. Or you might be prone to expulsion. There's no way to tell yet. It's up to you whether you'll want another. Or whether you'll continue to use a cup. If you blame your cup for the expulsion, your gyno will tell you not to use it. (Old joke: "Doctor, it hurt when I do this." "So don't do that.")

If you think you'd like another cup better than your new MCUK, I also have a large MCUK and I think it's very comfy but it has a very low capacity so it's for light days. Compare the large Lunette and the large Fleurcup. They are each only 2mm longer but different shapes -- and both have significantly higher capacities. The Lunette is a moderately stiff bodied cup, the Fleur is squishy soft.
mousebebe: pic#79453723mousebebe on July 18th, 2017 12:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm debating right now. It depends on if the doctor finds a definite reason and if the insurance company will pay for a replacement.

I did look at the Lunette, but I hadn't considered the Fleurcup. Thank you for the recommendation!