I’m new to using a menstrual cup first off. I just went to urinate and had quite the experience. As I was peeing the pee started filling the menstrual cup, it filled it so much that it put immense pressure on because it was so full and when I removed the cup it all just kinda gushed everywhere. Soooo like why did this happen? I’m able to insert just fine with no issues but I can’t find this anywhere else on the internet and I’m freaking out a little bit.
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.
Please forgive me if you know this already, but there are three openings – the urethra (where urine/pee comes out), the vaginal opening, and the anus. Without any medical anomalies, these do not share a ‘tunnel’ at any point.
The only way that a menstrual cup will fill with urine is if there is a type of fistula (there are several types), – 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.
A vaginal fistula occurs in about 1 in 200,000 people and is formed by damaged tissue. If you have a fistula you would regularly experience urinary and vaginal infections, irritated or infected skin in the genital area, foul odors, and/or incontinence (not the same as stress incontinence) and would happen frequently, not only while a cup is in use. The cup would act as a urinary catheter and collect urine all the time, not just once.
I’m not saying that THAT isn’t your situation, but I would like to ofter an explanation of what else it might be –
It’s very common for a person to have a watery discharge that has a yellow tint.
Main characteristics: watery or pale yellow discharge.
Very pale, yellow discharge is common and usually normal, especially 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.
Normally this discharge is absorbed by underwear and described as extra wetness. However, the amount often increases after physical activities or workouts.
It’s only a cause for concern if the discharge is also an abnormal texture or smells bad.
Again, if you have any concerns, please seek medical attention.
Good Luck and Stay Healthy,
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