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Doctor insights on: Always Maxi Pads

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Is it unhygienic to keep my lipgloss in the same compartment with my maxi pads in my purse.

Is it unhygienic to keep my lipgloss in the same compartment with my maxi pads in my purse.

I don't see a : Problem. I assume that the lip gloss is in a it's own sealed container. Assume that the maxi pads are clean and unused. If the maxipads are not individually wrapped then they could get grody if sitting in your purse for a long while. But if individually wrapped they should remain clean. ...Read more

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I'm on my second period within a month after removing patch but this period is REALLY heavy. I used 4 night Maxi pads in 1 day and flooding. HELP?!

I'm on my second period within a month after removing  patch but this period is REALLY heavy. I used 4 night Maxi pads in 1 day and flooding. HELP?!

Bleeding: Menstrual cycles can sometimes be "thrown off" when starting and stopping different hormonal birth controls. Heavy bleeding should be evaluated be a PCP or OBGYN as heavy, prolonged bleeding can lead to anemia (low blood levels). ...Read more

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OB/GYNs: What options do I have to control extremely heavy periods while on Xarelto? Had a pulmonary embolism while on OCPs. I use extra heavy overnight maxi pads & change them every few hours but still bleed through them I'm 24 & want to have kids.

OB/GYNs: What options do I have to control extremely heavy periods while on Xarelto? Had a pulmonary embolism while on OCPs. I use extra heavy overnight maxi pads & change them every few hours but still bleed through them I'm 24 & want to have kids.

Check your INR: Your body may be more sensitive to standard adult dose of xarelto, so get your INR checked. If you are not ready to try to conceive, progestin only bcp, depo shot or implant may be effective for now, as estroogen is the big culprit in increasing clot risk. ...Read more

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What are risks of pad ?

What are risks of pad ?

Smoking, Cholesterol: Pad has multiple risk factors. Gender, race, age, and family history are factors which you cannot alter. The biggest risk factor that can be altered is smoking. Other risk factors that can be modified include cholesterol, diabetes, kidney failure, and hypertension. While you cannot control what disease you have, you can control how well they are controlled. ...Read more

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Where should the AED pads be placed?

Where should the AED pads be placed?

AED pads: "Place one pad on the right center of the person's chest above the nipple. Place the other pad slightly below the other nipple and to the left of the ribcage." (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aed/howtouse) ...Read more

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How long to use heat pad?

How long to use heat pad?

Depends: Where are you using the heat pad? If the back, then 20-30 minutes but not at scolding temperatures. If it's the jaw, probably not a good idea if you just had surgery. Generally, it's recommended to use a cooling pad to decrease swelling (a heating pad will make swelling worse). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which is best, tampon or pad?

Which is best, tampon or pad?

Tampon: Any protection is good, it becomes a matter of patient preference. Tampon if used properly is less irritating on the skin. Remember to use non scented tampons or pads. ...Read more

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Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Variable: It can be just a spot of accumulation of fat in overweight people but can sometimes be associated with cushing's syndrome which is an excess of cortisol and can have various causes. ...Read more

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Do e cigarettes cause pad disease?

Yes nicotine: Smoking causes peripheral artery disease. The substance nicotine causes severe artery spasm or narrowing. If you smoke heavily the effect of nicotine can be long lasting. A smoker with a sedentary life style can then deposit fat and inflammation in the blood stream at areas of the body where blood vessels branch off, like the hips and knees. This is often the areas where significant pad occurs. ...Read more

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Which is safer to use, tampons or pads?

Feminine products: A pad would be safer if the female isn't prepared to regularly change a tampon. ...Read more

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Is either a pad or a tampon more suggested?

Personal choice: Either one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Its really up to you. ...Read more

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Is it better to use tampons or pad at night?

Is it better to use tampons or pad at night?

Preference: Just don't forget if you have a tampon in. Leaving a tampon in can cause fairly intense vaginitis & has been associated with toxic shock syndrome if left in for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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When should I use a tampon instead of a pad?

Swimming: A pad would become wet with swimming - so a tampon would be a better option for this. ...Read more

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How can I casually ask my dad to buy me pads?

Just like that.: "dad, will you please buy me some sanitary pads?" then provide him specifics - brand, size, applicator type ect. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best tampons/pads to use?

How do I find what's the best tampons/pads to use?

Tampon/ pad: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. Select pad size by your amt. of bleeding and if style by if you have leakage or not. ...Read more

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If I don't fill up a pad can I still use tampons ?

Yes, you should: still be able to use tampons. You should use the slenderest one that still holds your flow. ...Read more