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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.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/menstrual_cups/392108.html?nc=13

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 :)
 
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on December 6th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
Hmmm... I waited to answer this until I'd finished - or rather, nearly finished - another period.

I just emptied my 25th full Diva Cup. (Though I've had a couple overflow, I've had no partially full cups this cycle.) I haven't gotten out my measuring utensils, but even if a Diva only holds, say 20mL instead of 30mL, then I'm at roughly 500mL for my cycle.

I should point out that, yes, I did have an IUD inserted just over 3 months ago, so yes, this is a ParaGard adjustment period. However, I've been measuring my menstrual fluid loss since I got my Diva... wow, it will be 2 years now in January. I generally empty 25-30 full Divas, so even if I fill another cup on my cycle (unlikely), I'll still be at the low end of average.

My uterus is crazy.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on December 6th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
bloody hell.

Ooops. Er. Yeah. But woah.

Remind me to never even consider an IUD <shudder> are you expecting them to get better?
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on December 7th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
No. Let me clarify. My periods have not gotten more bloody since getting my IUD. In fact, if anything, they may have gotten less bloody.

Though I really don't feel I've had enough IUD periods (I've had 2) to suggest that my flow is truly getting lighter, I can definitely say that the amount of blood I'm talking about totally happened when my uterus was just my plain old regular uterus. :)