A 20-year-old female asked:
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i'm experiencing pain from my first try with a tampon, about a week ago. i put it in and took it out immediately, due to pain. will the pain go away?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If persists, see a GYN
Answered on Aug 5, 2015
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Should: You likely abraded or stretched the tissues that form the entrance to your vagina.You could also have reacted to any lubricant you may have used in the effort.Sounds like you should not use these now.They absorb fluids (thats why you use them) and the thickness can be more than double the insertion size. If you are sexually active, this should not be a problem and you should see an OBGYN.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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