FLEX Disc could be the ideal period product for those with endometriosis. Here's why:
FLEX Disc does not contribute to any inflammation
While other products have properties that may accelerate inflammation or disrupt the pH of your vagina, FLEX Disc has no effect on inflammation.
Those affected by endometriosis often have heavier periods. Since FLEX Disc captures 3-4x as much blood flow as an average tampon and lasts for 12hrs, this may result in fewer trips to the bathroom.
Position in the vagina
The vagina is widest at its most superior portion––where the vaginal fornices (posterior and anterior) are. FLEX Disc sits against the cervix in this area. Tampons, in contrast, occupy the lower and middle portions of the vagina––the more narrow parts of the vagina.
The cramping sensation that many feel during their period is a result of blood and tissue moving through the cervix into the vagina, as well as the inflammation described above, but this cramping can be exacerbated when the lower portions of the vagina are expanded when a tampon fills with blood and vaginal fluids. Often, women with heavy periods and endometriosis can tell when their tampons are soaked with blood.
Because FLEX Disc sits at the top of the vagina, many users report less cramping. This is also due in part to the fact that the lower third of the vagina is innervated by the pudendal nerve, which has more sensory fibers in it than the nerves innervating the upper portions of the vagina.
Written by Dr. Jane van Dis. MD, a Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist
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