Damaged my uterus by removing cup?
I am a first time user of a menstrual cup and have only now used it for a day. I have however realised that I have been removing my cup incorrectly the two times I had taken it out as I foolishly didn’t look online on how to remove the cup correctly. I had not been breaking the seal but rather just pulling on the cup until the suction eventually released and came out. My only concern now is that I have somehow damaged my uterus in some way from the force of the suction pulling. I would appreciate if someone could reassure me that removing a cup the way I did only twice won’t have damaged me. Thank you 🙂
I have several cups that create a light suction when gently tugging on them. Those don’t give me any problems if I don’t release it before removing them completely.
However, I also have several cups that create a tight seal and strong suction when gently tugging on them. These are the ones I KNOW I need to release before pulling them down any further.
Speaking with my doctor after one incident, I was told that we’ll tend to stop causing ourselves pain before any serious damage is done. We can however, cause a slight prolapse if we go beyond that but it will likely be minor enough to correct on its own.
If you feel any discomfort or pain while tugging down on your cup, stop and release the seal before pulling on it any further.
Any bumping or bruising to the cervix can release prostaglandins which may result in some cramping. However, severe cramping is not normal.
I am not a doctor, so please seek a medical professional if you still have any concern.
I’m glad that you found some information on how to properly remove the cup 🙂
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