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can you use a tampon for discharge

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
This is safe: It is safe to use light flow tampons for normal (physiologic) discharge, as long as the tampon is removed after a few hours.
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A female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor: More details about the discharge will be needed to pinpoint the cause such as duration, pain, appearance of discharge, & more. Odor is common with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience Pharmacology
No: Probably not. Sometimes the consistency of your period may change or color may vary from brighter red to brown
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Vaginal bleeding...: ...even scant spotting as you have, needs professional evaluation. Also, "in my discharge" makes me wonder whether you have abnormal or increased vagi ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Usitalo
39 years experience Urology
See your dr: This maybe as simple as cervicitis, an inflammatory condition of cervix or something more significant like a polyp or tumor see your md for exam and p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Just wait until...: Using tampon is probably okay but not well acceptable in public pool while still "bleeding". Besides, swimming is not an absolute urgent need for life ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Late period discharg: Would follow up with ob and get blood HCG that is more sensitive, or repeat in a week . Possibly get ultrasound . May be variation, pregnancy, mi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you do have candidiasis, commonly know as yeast infection, it may be uncomfortable to use tampons.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Luck mostly: Tss and other infections occur when the host / environment circumstances are right and the bacteria is present. Would consider it a "pass" and try to ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Follow the package directions.

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