How can I tell if I had too much suction/caused damage when removing my cup?
I used a June Cup for about a week with little to no issue. My first time inserting and removing were a bit difficult…but by day two I was golden! I researched thoroughly about the do’s and dont’s of insertion and removal… so I was extremely careful about breaking the seal before removal. Needless to say the idea of uterine prolapse is incredibly frighting to me. I had a hard time breaking the seal to release the vacuum but never felt any pain, so I assumed I was doing it correctly. On my last night of my period…I may have accidentally removed my cup without breaking the vacuum seal. I didn’t feel pain while removing it (other than mild discomfort) but it took more pull than usual. It’s a few days later now and I’ve been feeling a slight tightness/pain in my lower abdomen. Could ONE incorrect removal of my cup cause prolapse/damage? Or is this all in my head? How can I tell if I’ve caused a minor prolapse to occur?
Like I said, I was extremely afraid of a uterine prolapse occurring so this could all be in my head! Any advice or further guiding questions are appreciated <3
First of all, no one here is a doctor so if you want peace of mind, I would advise asking a medical professional.
I can only share what my own doctor told me. However, doctors will have different opinions.
If the seal is not broken and the cup creates a suction during removal, you may feel a pulling sensation. This can cause a prolapse, but it will most likely be so minor that you won’t notice anything different, notice a small drop in cervical location (which will also change location during different phases of your cycle), and will correct itself on its own.
To cause severe damage that would need medical attention, you would experience a lot of pain and would have probably stopped pulling down on the cup at that point.
Again, I am not a doctor, just sharing what my doctor told me.
If the pains continue, stop using the cup and make an appointment to see a physician.
I would also suggest looking into a reputable cup as the June Cup is manufactured in a country that is not known for its quality control or has regulatory standards.
Good Luck <3
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