A 20-year-old female asked:
Is it possible for your cycle to last 4 days when using tampons instead of pads if your normally using pads and last 5 days ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Davidanswered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: The difference between a 4 day period and a 5 day period is not significant. It is normal to have some small variation in length. I don't think that this is due to your choice of pads vs. tampons. If you are actually on DepoProvera as your information says, that is much more likely to account for variation.
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Dr. Gerard Honoreanswered
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
No: The sanitary product you use does not affect at all the length of your period or your cycle. The difference between 4 days and 5 days is all well within normal. Good wishes.
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 13, 2015
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