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can I wear a light tampon just in case when swimming

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: That is not sanitary. If you don't use tampons - another option is a menstrual cup.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could get: A little messy. Two options- menstrual cup or tampon.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most comfortable: The best tampon is the one that is most comfortable for you. You may need to try different brands and sizes until you find one that suits you.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
You may get stains: If you wear a pad instead of a tampon, water will be soaked up into your pad and it won't be able to absorb the blood that is coming out so you may ge ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
If she's comfortable: It isn't uncommon for young women, even pre-teens, to use tampons. There are many newer, more comfortable products available. As long as she can inser ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
No worry: Not to worry if you change the tampin. Do not leave it inserted
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A menstrual cup: Is one possibility.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could be a bit: Messy. Some might consider it unhygienic if using a public facility. Consider use of a menstrual cup or a tampon.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
When not on a period: The only time a woman needs a tampon when swimming is during her menstrual periods (about 1/5 of the year). The rest of the time, no tampon is needed. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Probably not.

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