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is it bad to wear a tampon before your period

A 55-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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not a problem.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few ideas: Endometriosis can cause this type of bleeding, as can a syndrome called vonwillebrand's. Thyroid problems and being too heavy or thin can cause abnor ... Read More
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A 43-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 61-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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It may be a little uncomfortable whe you are removing it as the tampon absorbs the natural moisture of the vagina.
A 57-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 33-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 40-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 44-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

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