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A 25-year-old female asked:

how often should you change your tampon in one day?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Estimates are...: Estimates are every 2-6 hours. Every 2 hours if heavy menstrual flow. Every 6 hours if light flow.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
4 to 6 hours usually: Usually every four to six hours. More often for a heavier flow.

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