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Question for menstrual cup users with a Mirena


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#1 EJ75

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Hi ladies

Is there anyone out there who still uses their menstrual cup after being fitted with a Mirena?  Was it something you discussed with your gyno/GP/OB?

My gyno advised me not to use mine after I asked her when she inserted my mirena.  Mind you, she had never heard of menstrual cups before which suprised me  unsure.gif   After I explained to her what they were and how they worked, she thought it would be best not to use mine just in case I didn't break the suction properly.

Anyway, I am 4 months into having my mirena and still getting a lot of spotting.  Not much but enough for me to use a tampon or pad (both of which I hate).  I really want to use my cup but I am worried I might accidently dislodge my mirena.  I cannot risk another pregnancy due to all 3 of my previous pregnancies being high risk and all resulting in preterm birth.  

So what do you think?  Am I overthinking it? Have you had any worries along these lines?

TIA





#2 qak

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

I think that if your gyno has recommended you to not use one that should be the answer.

#3 Silly Sausages

Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

Hi,

I have the copper IUD and I have just started using a menstrual cup. I had thought about it  but given how high  up the coil sits I don't think it is an issue. TO be honest I haven't had a professional opinion on this but I have read on other forums and this one that others also use it with a Mirena or copper coil.




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