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 always recommend seeing a doctor if something seems out of sorts. While forums can be a good source of information, they should not be used to replace a medical professional. I would hate for a reader to have a serious health risk but told by peers that it’s nothing to be worried about.
Although Endometriosis affects an estimated 200 million menstruators worldwide, it’s not always the first diagnosis. While many have noticeable symptoms, others (about 25%) are asymptomatic or think that the pain is nonrelated; back pain, leg pain, diarrhea, constipation, headache, etc. which we (the public) don’t always associate with menstruation. Many let it go for years before mentioning it to their doctors.
As a mom, I always told myself “too much to do, just power through”. 🙁 Not a very good speech to tell yourself.
General Practitioners didn’t use to come to that conclusion (but they’re getting better) since it’s not their specialty … but then again, “general” is just that.
While I have not been diagnosed with Endometriosis, I have several of the symptoms. However, both of my sisters had hysterectomies for it (and other issues) in the last 10-12 years, and my daughter (28 yr old) went to a few different doctors for her pains. She ended up in the ER one day to have several tests performed that had nothing to do with the reproductive system, although we have a long family history of reproductive problems that were brought to their attention. When I found out that she was in the ER, I told her to make an appointment with an OB-GYN and share her symptoms as well as that she has had no luck in trying to conceive. She was not diagnosed with endometriosis.
I’m glad that you got the correct diagnosis and the help and relief that you needed.
I’m also glad that I was able to provide some helpful information. Although it might seem like I’m one of those, “you’re imagining things” doctors, I’m just stating that there is a possibility that it’s one of the more common bodily functions of normal watery discharge. Something all menstruators experience but may not be aware of until it’s collected in a cup.
– Estrogen causes the production of more fluids turning discharge watery.
– Exercising commonly creates larger amounts of fluids.
– Sexual arousal releases lubricating fluids.
– Vaginal atrophy with menopause can cause discharge to be watery.
With vaginal fistulas, a person would experience vaginal and urinary infections that keep coming back. It would cause leaks and foul odors. They may experience irritated or infected skin around the genital area. If a person is using a menstrual cup, it would act as a urinary catheter and collect urine frequently. Since none of these were mentioned in any of the previous comments, it wouldn’t have been my conclusion…but I’m not a doctor. You can see how easily something can be misdiagnosed, especially in a forum of non-doctors.
Vaginal fistulas are formed by damaged tissue. Normally from previous surgery; hysterectomy or c-section, or certain types of pelvic cancers, radiation treatments, and such. Again, I suggest seeking medical attention if you or anyone else feels they may have a vaginal fistula. It will likely need a corrective procedure or surgery.
Since I have collected pale yellow liquid in my cup a few times, I will definitely be saving it to bring to a doctor to test. In the several years of answering this question, I have not heard of anyone who had this done to verify it.
Good Luck and stay healthy,
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