I’m new here..I used a menstrual cup for around 8 years. Last spring I started having knee pain that went up the knee to the right side of my pelvis. My thigh, knee and right pelvic area would hurt. Basically right hip down to my knee. It was excruciating. I quit using my cup (back in October), after months of pain, and the pain went away. I do have a low sitting cervix. I LOVED my cup. I was using Diva cup at the time. I also love naturcup. I have to have thicker silicone or my pelvic floor slams it shut. I’m 33, no children . Has anyone had this problem and is there a cup they use that works? I’m a huge supporter of menstrual cups..any suggestions? Or anyone with this issue? I am anti tampon for many reasons so I am stuck with pads..I also have 3 to 4 really, really heavy days..i have to wear overnight pads during the day.. suggestions anyone. I do not want to go on birth control which is what doctors do..it’s a band aid for women like me. Suggestions?
I’m sorry to hear that you’re experiencing so much pain. Whether it be from using a cup or not. I would definitely seek medical advice about the issue. That’s not normal. The only thing that I can think of that might reduce or relieve the aches is a short or low cervix cup. You mentioned using the Diva Cup which is normally considered a long cup. It might be applying pressure in a sensitive area that’s causing the pain to travel. I can’t tell you for a fact that that’s what’s going but I’ve experienced pain that has traveled in several instances (other than period-related).
The MeLuna Shorty versions and Mermaid Cup Guppy both have firmness options.
The Juju Cup Model 4 (low cervix) is medium firmness with a thick rim.
The Merula original and XL are short in comparison to other average-sized cups on the market. Although they are not extremely firm, the body is rounded which may help them from getting squished once inserted and opened.
You may also want to check out a menstrual DISC. The SoftDisc and FlexCup have the firmest rim but since they are shaped and positioned differently, they might not need to be so firm.
Good Luck <3
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