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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 11th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
Just a fun wrench in the anemia question.

I'm the one who bleeds what I just realized is a half litre every cycle. I am quite possibly the most un-anemic woman ever. I get tested virtually every time I switch doctors and/or donate blood, and I donate blood quite often.

Not saying you shouldn't include the question. Just saying, like you'd guessed, that results might be confounding.