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 am a bigger girl with a low cervix, and this happens to me too! This was the only place I found people talking about it. I’m a few years too late to this thread, but if anyone with the same problem stumbles upon this, I hope it’ll help them to know they are not alone.
The first time I wore a cup, I was not on my period, but I wanted to try it out before I actually had to worry about leaks. Later, I found clear, almost yellowish liquid in the cup, and thought nothing of it. I didn’t wear it long, though.
After that first day, I had gotten the hang of wearing a cup, so, when my period started I put the cup in. I noticed I felt pressure in my abdomen, and had an urge to pee. Since I know the anatomy and that it’s fine to pee with a tampon in, I went to pee with the cup still in, and I felt it get heavy and had a weak stream. I took the cup out and it spilled a little because it was so full. I smelled it, and it was pee….
This has happened to me every time I wore that cup until I switched to a softer cup and adjusted my use of it so that it works for me. I get it up there right under my cervix (that helps alot with the urine issue) and empty it every time before I use the bathroom, so it doesn’t fill with urine. Still, a little bit gets in there sometimes.
I would love to get it checked out by a doctor, but I’m uninsured, so tweaking the use of the cup will have to do for now.