Do menstrual cups cause Nabothian cysts?

Hi, I'm a newbie! I have an issue with my menstrual cup and my cervix. So first of all, I've just started using my first branded cup (the Lena cup, large size) and I've been having problems with it. It's also my first time using such a big cup because I have a heavy flow. Long story short, I've using it to see how it's like before I start my period and I noticed that when it is in, after a few minutes, I feel pelvic cramps (mild ones though) that have never been there with any of the other cups I've used ( which are small size). I've read many articles online about it and it seems like the reason of the suction being too strong is the rightest explanation, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Light Days?

I've used Meluna XL and all the super big menstrual cups, since I had horrible heavy flow with fibroids.
Now I have an IUD, so I just have a few light days where I'll wear a panty liner. I'd rather not wear panty liners if I don't have to.
So, I'm wondering what cups I should try now, since I don't need high capacity?
Might seem silly but I'm concerned a smaller cup might be harder to reach or shimmy out of place during the day.

Urgent - It ain't budging

Hi everybody. I am new in this community although I have read it for a while.

I need some low key urgent help.

I have a mini menstrual cup, and it is the first cycle I am using the cup. Insertion was always tough, with removal being worse (I guess I have a tilted cervix or smth but it hasn't been smooth riding - although I suppose it never is on the first go).

I emptied the cup out last night at around 10pm and slept with it in. Now, it is almost 24 hours later and I can still not get the thing out. I have tried all day, with breaks in between. I have tried showering, squatting, taking breaks, slowly pulling, doing the "hot dog in a bun" method, masturbating, trying to get my finger over the rim of the cup, squeezing the bottom, I ALWAYS BEAR DOWN, and girl ain't NOTHING WORKING. Currently my whole existence seems to just not want me cause now I can't even hardly reach the cup and everything is low key feeling swollen and ok. Please someone hmu cause I just can't even work. Like I can't access my vagina from squatting or any position really (even if I am fully relaxed).

I can't currently go to a doctor cause REASONS (nothing major) and my partner is currently overseas (and is so for the next few weeks whoop) and I ain't askin' no family member because they can't even and they ain't around at the minute so like PLEASE HELP IF POSSIBLE.

I don't want to like cut the whole thing out cause I ain't no surgeon and I don't want to ruin a perfectly good product but like I don't even know.

Any Canadians out there??

Hi everyone!
I've been using the Diva for 7 years now. I didn't have any menstruation for 4 years  because of the pills I was on, but I recently got an IUD and it has come back. I'm just realizing that my cup is 7 years old and should probably be replaced!
The only cup available in Canada is the Diva cup, but I'm finding now that it's just too long for me and I want to try something else.
I was all set and ready to order the Lena but then the shipping prices slapped me in the face!
Anyone have any ideas of cups I can purchase that won't kill me with shipping fees to Canada??
Thank you :) 

Overflowing

I'm using Ruby Cup small and I get overflow in my heavy day in 6 to 7 hours(which is not enough for sleeping overnight). However, I'm still a virgin and have a low cervix. Should I get a Ruby Cup medium?

Menstrual Cup Nightmare

To preface this, I am 14 year old virgin trans man on testosterone. I have extremely heavy flow and so I decided to try a diva cup. It was mildly paonful to insert, but once I got it in, all seemed well. But, when I sat down to try and remove it, I was in a world of pain. It took me a total of an hour to get it unstuck, and I found it extremely blindingly painful to try and get the rim out. Does anyone have any tips as to how to get it out faster or less painfully, specifically the rim?

Have tried everything - still leaking

Hello! I was wondering if you guys could help me? I've started using menstrual cups about 5 months ago and I absolutely love them except for one thing — the leaking. I started off with the mooncup size b (smaller size?) and it worked on the first day.However, soon the leaking started (random times). I tried everything from always checking if it popped open, running a finger around the rim, wearing it high, low, inside out etc. Still leaking. So I bought the lunette (bigger size), which is made from a harder material (thought it could be because my muscles were bearing down, squeezing the cup and causing an overflow). It all became a bit better and has now settled down to this: I can wear the lunette on the first day, the third, fourth, fifth and 6th and 7th day (If I have a 6th and 7th day). On the second day the blood is bright red and very liquid, on the other days darker and with a higher viscosity. The bleeding is also very strong on the second day, with the first and the other days being very light. (When it leaks, the cup isn't full). However, the lunette should work no matter what. Again I tried all the 'basic' tipps I could find in the internet, so I would really appreciate it if one of you could help me! I have contacted lunette and mooncup but both just gave me the 'basic' tipps such as: make sure the cup is unfolded etc. Does anyone know why, or is experiencing the same? Thank you in advance!

Close to giving up!

I'm really struggling with the cups at the moment, things are not going well!
I'm 34 & have had 2 children naturally. I've been using menstrual cups for around 5 months now (since my periods returned after my 2nd baby) and I'm finding it very hit and miss!
I started off with the tulip cup - larger size but still a small cup, very soft & hard to get it to open. So after a bit more research i tried the lunette large, much firmer & easier to open, but sometimes feels too big and i can feel it moves down gradually & it can irritate.
So then i tried the Meluna shorty in both large and extra large, as my cervix can seem to be v.low during my period. The large seemed small with very limited capacity but extra large seemed better.
Still getting leaks though, tried c fold and punch fold, inserts ok and seems to open fine. I can rotate it round fully & try to check round the edges.
I keep reading different things though, if its up too high your cervix goes right inside the cup so less capacity as it displaces the blood so leaks. Too low and there's not enough suction & it feels like its falling out and gets uncomfortable.
I don't think I'm having trouble with positioning or size but something isn't working right. Im now feeling sore from all the rummaging & poking about. I've tried tugging it down a bit once it's in place, tried every suggestion i can find but its very inconsistent. I'm emptying every few hours as paranoid & leaky, its only ever half full at most.
Any suggestions? Do i keep trying different cups to find the perfect one or do you think its maybe technique? I just can't figure out why its leaking all the time! I had a major leak in bed all over the sheets last night which hasn't happened in years so very despondent.
Any help much appreciated.

Sealed but uncomfortably low

Hello! First time posting and I've looked everywhere for an answer but struggled to get the advice I need. I've been using my cup (a mooncup) for three days now and while the first day was a total disaster (I spent so long on the toilet trying to figure things out that someone started worrying I'd knocked myself unconscious) day two was better! I'd got a good seal, didn't leak at all the whole day (even after taking it out and reinserting) but I felt as if the cup just hung too low? The stem was almost completely out and it wasn't painful but just felt weird/uncomfortable like it was ready to drop out. I could feel the cup sitting there if that makes sense. Today however, I've made an effort to push the cup up higher so only a very small bit of the stem is out and I can't feel anything at all...and I've leaked. Twice.

I know it's only day three and I gotta just stick with it but any advice or tips would be really helpful right now because I'm not so sure what I'm doing wrong. Thank you!

Embarrassing Question

Okay, here's the deal: I'm 26 and I'm not a virgin so I don't understand why I find it so hard to put the cup in. I've tried folds aplenty but whenever I try to push it in, it either (1) pops open prematurely, or (2) it kinda hits a wall (also an issue when having sex?) inside and it hurts so badly. It might just be the angle of how I'm positioned (kinda squatting but not really) but I just don't understand how the hell is it taking me too long. Or maybe I'm putting it in the wrong hole (lol I'm kidding). But seriously, any tips? Or should I lube it up because perhaps I'm too *dry* down below?

Thank you! This is really embarrassing but I have no one to share this struggles with 😭