Pee in cup
Last month, on the last day of my cycle, I purchased the diva cup. The first time I tried it, it worked great. I did not pee during those hours. It worked great, no leak, I could actually see the blood inside the cup and it was comfortable.
I used it after just to get the practice of putting it in. When I peed I had a problem. I went to pee and the cup felt extremely full and heavy. I tried to pee and only a trickle came out. I removed the cup and the pee gushed out. The cup was full of pee that has been sitting in it. Not only that, it smelled bad since the pee had been sitting in it for a while.
Yesterday I saw a spot of blood twice when wiping so I decided let me try the cup again because I’m excited about having it.
I put it in. Feels comfortable. Go pee. Pee regularly comes out but at the very end of the steam, cup begins to feel heavy. I remove, again pee inside. I rinse and put back.
What an I doing wrong? Is it the position? I have a low cervix, is that the problem? I know it’s inserted all the way, only the stem is near my entrance.
Congrats on your purchase and your success during your first try with a menstrual cup!
I’m glad that you found a cup that felt comfortable for you…at least while you are wearing it. However, having a slow urine stream leads me to believe that the Diva Cup might be a little too firm for you.
Signs that a cup might be too firm are: feeling like you need to urinate more often, feeling like you don’t completely empty your bladder when you do urinate, a slow urine stream, and constant constipation while using the cup.
You might want to try a cup that’s a little softer than the Diva Cup. If you like the shape and size of the Diva, you might check out the Casco Cup, Halo Cup, Green Cup of Maine, or Hesta Cup. They’re all the same great cup but under different private labels, (shop around for the best price). They’re a tad softer and might ease that pressure off of your urethra allowing you to urinate as regular.
As for urine in your cup, the only way that that can happen is if the cup is sitting outside of your body covering the opening to the urethra, that you’ve inserted the cup into the urethra (highly unlikely!!), or that you happened to be removing the cup at the same time as urinating and happened to catch some on the way out. The vaginal canal and the urethra/bladder are separate openings.
However, you’re not the only one who’s experienced a clear liquid in the cup upon removal. Our uterus and vagina are always cleaning itself out. It’s not always in the form of blood but discharge as well. It can be thin and water-like, creamy, or even thicker like eggs whites.
Vaginal Discharge and Cervical Mucus
I don’t think there’s anything “wrong” with you, it’s just the body’s natural process. You probably didn’t notice it before because it was absorbed by a pad or tampon.
Again, congrats on making the switch! <3