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ever so slightly obsessed
29 November 2005 @ 01:07 pm
hi, apologies for the mild irrelevance :/

But I'd like to draw your attention (particularly elettaria! you there?) to the poll posted a while ago and the comments it generated. Unfortunately this was while LJ was being spacky and not sending email notifications.

But yep, I'd love more comments/feedback please! and then we can have the poll to end all polls.


The subject of menorrhagia is actually bothering me a little. About 50% of us seem to fit the technical definition, yet only a maximum of 10% have the symptoms. Is the official medical figure (80 ml or more) wrong? I'd also be curious about why the results were so unlike the figures quoted in the websites I linked to - We seem to bleed a lot more. Did the doctors who decided on that figure get it wrong? Was the poll just crap? Are we perhaps not very representative? if you bled less than 30ml, I guess you really wouldn't need to use a cup... etc etc.

Talk to me :)
.Jen.ni.fer.imincrediblyhot on November 29th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
i bleed very little.

i estimated that i have bled about 30-40 ml this period.

i left in my cup for 12 hours, and it wasn't even half full.

however, i really like my cup. and, my pads used to leak (until i switched to home made cloth ones)
ever so slightly obsessedscien on November 29th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
eeenteresting. They've only ever leaked for me due to just, well, overflowing. Do you get all those 30-40 mls in a very short time?

Maybe I'm just biased because the reason I personally was drawn to the cup was because it holds more fluid, to help me cope with the bleeding all over the place business. I doubt it'd have that much appeal if pads could cope fine.
.Jen.ni.fer.imincrediblyhot on November 29th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
over about 3-4 days.

i suppose this might not be as accurate, as i'm just estimating.

My lightest day, I bled about 3 ml all day. I bled about I got about 3-4 ml every 6 hours (on my heavy day) and about 5 ml in 12 hours on my 3rd, medium day. Today, my fourth and final day, I just have spotting, so it isn't even worth it to wear a cup. Sometimes, I don't even wear a pad, and there will be like one or two drops on my underwear.
.Jen.ni.fer.imincrediblyhot on November 29th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
actually, that would make me only bleed like 25 ml.

so i think that my 30-40 was an overestimate. now that i'm breaking it down.

yeah. I've never made it past the 7.5 ml line...

so i guess maybe i bleed less than i originally thought. maybe I can collect all of it next time and measure it out. but that might get icky if left out, right?