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.
To help resolve the debate, it IS possible to have a urethra which joins to the vagina, according to Dr Google. It is very rare. It is called urogenital sinus: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16323-urogenital-sinus . If it was high up you’d probably know as it can cause incontinence. If it was lower, it is feasible you’d have no problems and so not realise. These days it is usually diagnosed at a very young age, but who knows…maybe a few decades ago it wasn’t always checked for so it is possible to have an not know??
I know a women who didn’t realise she had 2 vaginas and uterus’s until she went for endometriosis treatment, so weirder stuff can go unnoticed!
If you suspect this could be you, get a mirror and have a look to see if you can see your urethra or not (its a tiny hole couple of mm), or pee in the shower or something to see where it’s coming from, or ask a gynaecologist.
It is unlikely, but feels a lot more likely than wee coming out a normal urethra, working its way up the side of a menstrual cup and flowing inside it 🤷♀️
..only other alternative is people not knowing the difference between labia and vagina, and from the descriptions above, that seems unlikely 🙄