A 28-year-old female asked:
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i just did a medical pill abortion . i need to wear a tampon for a few hours . will i be ok of i change it every 20/30 minutes for like 3 hours?

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Dr. Prem Gulati
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: it may depend on amount of bleeding
Answered on Jun 14, 2014

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