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A 47-year-old member asked:

My period stained a chair at school, what can i do to keep this under control?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See answer: At 4y years old, i will assume your periods have been with you quite some timje. Depending on your flow during your cycle, you may neee more pads of more tampons the first day or so if the flow is heavier to prevent leakage, etc. If severe flow issues, discuss with your gyn and get an evaluation. Best wishes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I agree with Dr. Munshower. This can be very embarrassing. Often a heavier sized tampon combined with a heavy size pad can help. Be cognizant of it - so that you are changing it at least every 4 to 6 hours. Another option is a menstrual cup. It can hold more than a pad or a tampon & if not completely full can be changed in 12 hours. Take care.
Aug 28, 2013

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