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can I wear a light tampon before my period

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal tampon use: Yes, you could in case you do not want to be surprised by your period, however you do need to change it at least 2-3 times a day, and you probably sho ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Physically, yes: Physically, a girl who has a menstrual period can use a pad or tampon. However, some girls are quite young (ages 10-12 years) when periods start, so t ... Read More
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Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes-if child wants: Tampon use if fine in girls who've just started having periods-if the girl wants to. It's important to teach your daughter about toxic shock syndrome ... Read More
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Dr. Garron Miller
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: However, i would not recomend that initially. I think starting out with pads first and then slowly introducing them over the next year or two. Also ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pad - simpler: I don't believe there is a right or wrong answer to this. My own thought is that dealing with all the body changes that go with puberty & dealing with ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, if taking pills: If you are on the pill form of Metronidazole then you can use tampons.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why would u want to?: If you are having bleeding in between your periods that is not normal and needs a workup or if you are having enough discharge u want to wear them , t ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not a problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Overnight use OK: Just over night is commonly done by most women using tampons, so i would not worry about overnight use. So, remove it in morning and change it wheneve ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
If it's comfortable: Yes, a young woman may use tampons during her first period as long as she is able to insert them and remove them with comfort. (never force them!) the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary nap ... Read More

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