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Kann der Menstruationsschwamm im Körper verloren gehen? Die anatomischen Fakten!

Can the menstrual sponge get lost in the body? The anatomical facts!

Dear HERA Family Members

Today I would like to talk to you about a question that we have been asked by many customers: Can the menstrual sponge get lost in the body? To better understand this question and allay any possible concerns, I would first like to explain a few facts about our uterus, vagina, ovaries and the sponge.

Anatomy of the uterus and vagina

Anatomical facts

1. The uterus , also called the womb, is an organ in our reproductive system. The mucous membrane in the uterus forms anew every month and is expelled once a month during menstruation. The unpleasant abdominal cramps during menstruation are caused by the contraction of the uterus. During pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants itself on the inside of the uterus. The child grows inside the uterus.

2. The vagina , also known as the birth canal, is the path that leads to the uterus. Between the vagina and the uterus is the cervix, which separates them. There is only a small opening of a few millimeters, although the size can vary, especially depending on whether a woman has already given birth. This natural narrowness of the birth canal serves to minimize the risk of ascending bacteria and to protect the inside of the uterus.

3. The ovaries are an important component of the female reproductive system. They are not only responsible for storing and releasing eggs, but also for producing hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Every girl is born with a certain number of eggs in her ovaries. Throughout life, an egg is released each month during the menstrual cycle, and if fertilization occurs, it can result in pregnancy. The hormones produced by the ovaries, such as estrogen and progesterone, play a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle and preparing the body for a possible pregnancy.

Can the sponge get lost in the body?

Now the question arises whether the menstrual sponge can get lost in the body. Fortunately, this is not possible due to the cervix, which limits the space in which the sponge can move. The cervix acts as a protective barrier and prevents the sponge from entering the uterus. In the picture you can see the individual anatomical structures that we discussed in this blog post. As you can see, there is no way for the sponge to slide up into the uterus.

What do I do if I can't get the sponge out?

The most important thing in such a situation is to stay calm, as nothing bad can happen. Here are some tips that can help you remove the menstrual sponge:

1. Squat down and try to tighten your pelvic floor to push the sponge out. This is often enough to remove the sponge.

2. If the menstrual sponge does not come out immediately, you can take a shower . Run warm water into your vagina while you relax. The natural sponge will absorb the water and slide down, making it easier to remove.

3. If all your attempts are unsuccessful or you feel unwell, it is advisable to make an appointment with your gynecologist . They have various methods to remove the sponge painlessly and can offer you the necessary support.

Getting help is not a bad thing!

Remember, there is no shame in seeking professional help. Your health and well-being are paramount, and a doctor can provide you with the best solution to safely remove the menstrual sponge.

I am pleased that with this blog post I have been able to bring a little more clarity to the anatomical basics of the female organs and provide more security when using the menstrual sponge. Please contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns.

Your HERA team 🌿