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I have a prominent cervix, where my cervix hangs low and tends to get bumped pretty easily by sex, due to the fact that I have a bicornuate uterus (that's such a mouthful, but I pretty much have two uteruses connected at my cervix which is slightly larger than average because I've got two uteruses connecting there... yeah it's awkward, I know). I've been wanting to switch from my disposable tampons to a combination of cloth pads and a menstrual cup... but I have no clue which cup I should try out first. Because of my issue, my vaginal canal is actually pretty short and things are a little different down there for me than the average woman I guess I could say.

I know my anatomy pretty well and everything, but reading up about the different cups I'm finding there are a lot of slight differences in the different brands. I don't know if anyone else here happens to have the same issue, or at least a similar one (with a temperamental cervix), so I was looking for a little advice. I was hoping to be able to narrow down my choices down to two so I could buy them and try them out, so which ones would probably be the most comfortable/successful in your opinion?

I'm guessing the longer/thinner cups might be more of an issue because the cups are worn low in the canal (this is all speculation for me, since I've never worn one), so I should probably looking into a shorter/fatter cup. I've also had a child if that matters any, but I had a c-section so I don't see how it would matter too too much.

Haha, okay this is getting a little embarrassing to ask about. I'm really very clueless about this whole thing :P
 
ever so slightly obsessedscien on June 3rd, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
We do actually have someone here with exactly the same issue! I'm not sure if she's still around though. If she doesn't show up here I'll find her old posts for you.

If I remember correctly, she found the Divacup to be too tall but the Mooncup UK to work very well. That's no guarantee though since every woman's differnet. But I'd definitely go for the Mooncup in your situation.
alicemarkovski on June 3rd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That would help me tons.

Yeah, from what I've been reading, the Mooncup UK seems to make the most sense theoretically speaking.

I'm off to see what else my googling skills can find me haha.
ever so slightly obsessedscien on June 3rd, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
She posted under two nicks - one something like happy_texas_mom and the other I can't remember. Good luck :)
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu: Divacupoddharmonic on June 4th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
And as poledradog, though in her first chronological post she states that she has two cervixes (cervices?). The posts:

http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/489855.html

http://community.livejournal.com/menstrual_cups/420589.html
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu: Divacupoddharmonic on June 4th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
In addition to the poster with a didelphic uterus (commonly called double uterus), the community has also had a poster with a urogenital sinus anomaly where her urethra opened just inside the vaginal opening.

The only related tag in this community is tilted uterus, which is relatively more common than double uterus or a UG sinus anomaly.

This article has a diagram of different uterine anomalies (septate, bicornate, didelphic, and unicornate): http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/500500
the Pawpower Packpawpower4me on June 3rd, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Hi, I don't have quite your same disease, but I don't make sex hormones and because I didn't get them replaced until I was older, my vagina is very small and my cervix is as well. I was very nervous about trying a cup for this reason, but I went for the mooncup UK which is the smallest and shortest.
I am 33 and have not had children, but because I have such a small vagina, I went for the size B even though I'm over 30. It works really well.
Good luck!