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A 19-year-old female asked:

is it safe wear tampons to bed. ? i was told it's not. but the box says it is.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
It's fine.: Sure you can. Just don't leave any tampon in for too long.

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