Okay I am new to using the cup only my second cycle. I am so worried because I used it okay the last time, but I’m 2 days into my current cycle and I was aware I could feel it but it was a bit uncofortable but not awful. I actually took it out this evening and I felt swollen on one side and removed it entirely and put on a pad. When I got a chance I thought to look at myself in a mirror and it’s actually given me a visible sore. Almost looks like a hemaroid. Has this happened anyone else?! I think I’m obviously gonna give up on this cycle and let myself heal, but I’m looking reassurance if this has happened to anyone else?! And what I should do to help this heal a bit quicker. I’m mortified.
Oh no! That is definitely not supposed to happen at any time while using any menstrual cup. The only thing that I can think of is that the stem caused some irritation and caused the area to swell and/or creating something like a friction burn. Is it the stem that was a bit uncomfortable or was it the base of the cup? If it was the stem, you can trim it down a tad to see if it feels more comfortable. If not, trim a tad more and so on and so forth until it does AND that you can still reach it.
I’m sorry that I don’t have any quick fixes for you. I’ve had some cups chafe me but not this severely. I would be a be worrisome to suggest any type of ointment as it could enter the vagina and cause additional problems.
I hope that it gets better quickly and that you have better luck when you try the cup again. <3