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Always Maxi Pads
Does wearing panty liners every day rly cause BV?I wear (non-perfumed) ones but for only about 8 hours and I change every time I use the restroom.
Makes no difference: There have always been urban myths and old wives' tales about tight clothing and vaginal infections in women. Mostly these concerned yeast, but if there is any connection at all, it is very minor. There certainly is no evidence that panty liners, underwear, or other clothing increase the risk of bacterial vaginosis -- not even a theoretical reason why they might. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
I'm 35 weeks pregnant and have hemorrhoids. While I've heard of Tuck's pads for postpartum, can I saturate a pad liner with witch hazel and wear it?
Cycle 26 days. Period 4-5 days. First two days use five pads days 3-5 one pad per day (change more for freshness). Day one sometimes change pad overnight use regular maxi pads only. normal..?
40's periods: Your cycle will vary, some months will be worse than what you describe. See your GYN for help if they worsen. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I occasionally use a light absorbency tampon for ovulation spotting or post-menstrual spotting. Just feels cleaner than a liner. Is it safe though?
It isn't sterile: so, for most uses, it won't necessarily be free of germs ...Read more
Can pregnancy occur,without penetration and ejaculation,when girl wear underwear and sanitary napkin,and boy wear underwear too?
Age 25?: No. Not at all. Sperm, to cause pregnancy, have to be left inside of the vagina during a female's fertile days known as ovulation. Sperm do not swim through clothes or other tissues. They do not swim across dry skin. I am glad you asked, but you are old enough to know the simple facts about how babies are made. ...Read more
Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?
What to do about excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle? I soak through heavy and even overnight pads
See your physician: There are a number of things that need to be done. You need to make sure you aren't anemic. Thyroid testing might also be helpful. An ultrasound of your uterus can rule out benign fibroid tumors. If all of your testing comes back normal, oral contraceptive pills can be prescribed to decrease your heavy bleeding. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to soak through super size tampons and pads every 2-3 hours for more than 4 days? Getting periods every 2 weeks
Not normal: This is too much bleeding. You could become anemic. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible to check your blood counts and get some help managing your periods. Sometimes doctors use birth control pills temporarily to regulate bleeding like this. You may also need an ultrasound to look for the cause. Please be seen as soon as possible and thanks for using Healthtap ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine from vagina not urethra. Always happens during period. Soaks tampon, pad, underpants and pants. Cystoscope was normal.
Try postvoid drain..: Try leaning forward to void, tighten the pelvis 2-4 times after each voiding, use less bulky tampon, and soak and dry the genital area with soft paper before pulling up the pants.; and see what happens. Best luck. ...Read more
Your preference: It depends on what you are comfortable with. There are a variety of different sizes and absorbencies to both pads and tampons. Some women find pads uncomfortable and prefer tampons for sports and swimming. Tampons need to be changed every 4-6 hours to prevent a complication called toxic shock syndrome. All tampon boxes include information about proper use in the box. ...Read more