Frequently Asked Questions
CUP SIZE to TAMPON SIZE
The general rules of thumb as follows:
Petite tampons only → MyCup Size 0
Petite and Small tampons only → MyCup Size 0
Small and Regular Tampons → MyCup Size 0 and / or MyCup Size 1
Regular Tampons only → MyCup Size 1
Regular and Super Tampons → MyCup Size 1 and / or MyCup Size 2
Super Tampons only → MyCup Size 2
I HAVE A TILTED UTERUS. CAN I USE A MENSTRUAL CUP?
The uterus is the size and shape of a small pear, weighing around 113 grams. It is positioned upright with the cervix at its base. The uterus sits between the bladder and the rectum and has enough room to swell up to twice its normal size during menstruation and can carry a baby without affecting its neighbours. The muscles and ligaments of the pelvis provide a safe environment for the uterus to perform its functions effectively. When this perfect environment is compromised the uterus can change in position. This can be caused by a number of things including stress, an accident or trauma, childbirth, etc.
The various possible positions of the uterus are as follows:
NormalRetroflexed (tipped towards the rectum and folded over)Retorverted (tipped towards the Rectum)Anteflexed (tipped towards the bladder and folded over)Anteverted (tipped towards the bladder)
Some of the symptoms of a “tipped”, “tilted” Uterus can include:
Painful mestruation and Ovulation
Irregular Menstrual Cycles
Menstrual Cycles that contain clots and are dark in colour
Chronic lower back pain (especially during menstruation)
Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts and Polyps
Fertility problems and miscarriages
Unexplained pelvic pain.
Some of these symptoms are considered “normal” but could be caused by having a “tipped” or “tilted” Uterus. Most of the time it doesn’t matter where your uterus is, especially if you do not have any of the symptoms we have mentioned above. But for those who experience severe symptoms the knowledge of the position of their uterus is very important.