A 41-year-old member asked:
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which is safer to use, tampons or pads?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Feminine products: A pad would be safer if the female isn't prepared to regularly change a tampon.
Answered on Mar 1, 2014
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Both are fine: IF--the tampon is changed at least every 4 to 6 hours.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Both are safe: as long as regularly changed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
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It should be.: There shouldn't be any significant problems using both, but if you do have concerns, you should discuss them w/ your gynecologist.

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