A 17-year-old female asked:
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good afternoon! i'm trying tampons for the first time, and i got the smallest available since it's my first go. but it still won't slide in.

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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
Answered on Jun 14, 2014
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Then don't use it: If you are a virginal female the opening in your hymen may not be large enough for you to use tampons. These get larger in diameter after they absorb menstrual blood, so if you could get it in, it would be hard/painful to remove.If you are sexually active this would not be the case. Ask a girlfriend for pointers.
Answered on Jan 25, 2017

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