A 31-year-old member asked:
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could it be harmful if you have your first period and you don't have a tampon or a pad on?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
?? no: But it may be messy, if your period is too long or too heavy see your obgyn.
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not harmful: If you are getting close to that age you might want to carry a pad in your book bag or purse. The only significant problem might be embarrassment if the bleeding flows through clothing. Check this site: http://www.Youngwomenshealth.Org/tampon.Html.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

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