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Help! My menstrual cup is falling out!

Posted 3 months ago

It may be the first time you use a menstrual cup, or it may begin when going back to it after having a baby, or for no apparent reason at all. Feelings of your menstrual cup falling down may be because it is not inserted properly and has not made an adequate seal. It could be that the cup you are using is too long for you. It may also be that your pelvic floor muscles are not working properly. Your pelvic floor may be weak, have poor endurance, or simply have poor timing. If your pelvic floor is not able to produce enough of a contraction to counteract gravity or other downward pressure (for instance when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift with effort) you may experience your cup slipping.

What can you do about it?
See a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Doing kegels on your own may or may not help. Up to 30% of women have difficulty doing an effective kegel, even if they think they are doing it properly. Your pelvic floor physio can also help you to improve your pelvic floor endurance (which is just as important as strength when trying to get your cup to stay in place) and timing (so it kicks in when you need it).

If you think your cup may be too long, try a different brand. Some brands are shaped differently than others. www.putacupinit.com is a great resource for this.

To book an initial assessment with a Pure Pelvic Health pelvic floor physiotherapist please call (905) 218-6556 to speak with Twila.  

 

 

 

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