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.
I’m sorry that you feel that everyone explaining the anatomy is pointless, but I speak to people almost every day from 9 to 64 years old who weren’t aware of this.
The only way that a menstrual cup will fill with urine is if there is a type of vaginal fistula (there are several) – a pelvic anatomy dysfunction in which there is an opening, hole, or tunnel that allows urine or fecal matter to enter into the vaginal canal. This medical condition will need to be tested, diagnosed, and treated by a doctor. Most likely surgery. Since none of us are doctors on this website, I would suggest seeking medical advice. A sample of the contents of your cup may be helpful.
If you do have a fistula you would probably experience infections, foul odors, and/or incontinence (not the same as stress incontinence) issues regularly. Not just when you have a menstrual cup inserted.
A fistula can be caused by surgery trauma, chronic illness, radiation therapy to the genital area, or damage from childbirth like a tear or infection from an episiotomy wound.
A vaginal fistula occurs in about 1 in 200,000 people. It is, however, very common for a person to have a watery discharge that has a yellow tint.
Main characteristics: watery or pale yellow discharge
Watery yellow discharge is most common right before your period. This is because your vagina is producing more mucus. The yellowish tint can come from small amounts of menstrual blood mixing with normal white discharge.
Very pale, yellow discharge is also common and usually normal, especially right before your period. It’s only a cause for concern if the discharge is also an abnormal texture or smells bad.
If my reply is redundant, I advise a medical professional and not a forum. I’m not trying to be rude, but again, no one on this site is a doctor.
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