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Going to the lake without a tampon

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes but why?: This is one of the things tampons were developed for so that you can have a normally active life. And surfing can be done with a tampon in place

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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Iron deficiency: Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common cause of iron deficiency anemia in women. Please discuss the matter with your doctor to ensure that you are n ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
SOMETIMES: During first day or two of the cycle, toward the end no.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Many women who are virgins can successfully use tampons. It should be fine as long as it is not painful or uncomfortable.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Options: Some women note decreased flow with use of prescription naproxen. If severe abs persistent see your doctor to rule out medical issues.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need family support: Try seeking advise from a trusted older female family member or acquittance. Good luck
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See instructions: You can google "how to put in a tampon" and get the information you need. Tampax makes a good video which is easy to find on-line. Several You-tube ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Teaching the young: This is not a normal question for a doctor. Usually mothers or older siblings teach the younger females the standard ways that periods are managed. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience General Surgery
Even better idea..: You should probably just get a bag, sounds like what you need :).

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