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What to do to talk to my mom about cloth pads?

What to do to talk to my mom about cloth pads?

Unclear!: What do you mean? Cloth pads for which one, you or her? For what reason? If for urinary incontinence, just tell her about liners and pads used for this. Otherwise, re-ask your question and clarify. Why, if you are 43, do you see a problem in talking to her about this? ...Read more

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I have vaginal dryness and itching the last day of my period, and for a few day after that. Why, and what is it? Should i switch to cloth pads?

I have vaginal dryness and itching the last day of my period, and for a few day after that. Why, and what is it? Should i switch to cloth pads?

Skin reaction.: Sanitary pads are often made with chemicals that are used to absorb moisture and so i'm not surprised that you might have been experiencing dryness in that area. Cloth could be a good idea or anything more natural/organic. Alternatively , you can try tampons or use birth control to decrease the amount that you are menstruating. ...Read more

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I have had my period for 15 days. Flow has been light to med. Today I have bled through my tampons ,pads and clothing twice in two hours. I am 51. ?

I have had my period for 15 days. Flow has been light to med. Today I have bled through my tampons ,pads and clothing twice in two hours.  I am 51. ?

See Ob/Gyn: Heavy bleeding like this at age 51 may signal something more than "just" a period. You should see an Ob/Gyn ASAP and find out what is going on. There are many possible causes: Fibroid tumors, Uterine Polyps, and other causes, including pre-cancer of the uterine lining. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it normal to soak through a pad hourly to your clothes the first cycle after having a baby. My son was born october 28?

Is it normal to soak through a pad hourly to your clothes the first cycle after having a baby. My son was born october 28?

No : Clearly it is not normal to soak through a pad every hour. You should contact your doctor to discuss your options. Birth control is excellent at regulating menstrual cycles. Lysteda is an effective nonhormonal drugs that controls menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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My grandma is 79 yrs old, and fell in the bathroom on sunday. Monday evening when changing her clothes, i noticed blood on her pad. Is that normal?

My grandma is 79 yrs old, and fell in the bathroom on sunday. Monday evening when changing her clothes, i noticed blood on her pad. Is that normal?

Bleeding: If the blood came from the vagina, urinary bladder or rectum and not from trauma or scratching, it points to potentially serious pathology. Examination by a physician or gynecologist is indicated if bleeding comes from abovementioned sites. ...Read more

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I am hemmorrhaging a lot from my uterus. Stood up yesterday and bled through a fresh pad, through clothes & on floor. What do I do?

I am hemmorrhaging a lot from my uterus. Stood up yesterday and bled through a fresh pad, through clothes & on floor. What do I do?

See Gyn ASAP: Any heavy or abnormal bleeding after the age of 35 needs to be evaluated. If you are in menopause age, it's even more crucial since your risk of hyperplasia (pre-cancerous) or cancer is higher. See a gyn asap so you can undergo an exam, labs for anemia, and a biopsy to evaluate for cancer. There are many non-cancerous reasons for your bleeding but it's important to rule out the dangerous first. ...Read more

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My periods are always very heavy and painful. I also get a watery discharge (soaks thru tampon, pad and clothes). What could the watery discharge be?

My periods are always very heavy and painful.  I also get a watery discharge (soaks thru tampon, pad and clothes).  What could the watery discharge be?

Discharge: Excessive leukorrhea, vaginosis, pelvic inflamatory disease, bladder infection, ovulatory secretions etc. Could be many origins. They should be ruled out to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the cause of labia majora itching and white substance,although I always dry from front to back and put on clean pads and clothes.. not married?

Possible infection: It is possible that you may have a yeast vaginal infection that may need diagnosis and Rx by a GYN MD visit. ...Read more

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I had period 3wks ago, use tampon and started cramping bad. I switched to using a pad. I gushed heavy blood once. Ruined my clothes. What was going on?

I had period 3wks ago, use tampon and started cramping bad. I switched to using a pad. I gushed heavy blood once. Ruined my clothes. What was going on?

Menopause: This could very easily be the beginning of the irregular periods that come along as one enters menopause. Sometimes heavy gushing is also a miscarriage, but you did not include anything to tell us that you could have been pregnant so that is not the first thing on the possibilities list. ...Read more

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What do blooding noses mean with blood cloths?

What do blooding noses  mean with blood cloths?

Nosebleed/ clots: As bleeding stops during the course of a nose bleed, it is not unusual to see clots in the nose and back of the throat. If you are experiencing recurrent nose bleeds, avoid Aspirin and Ibuprofen containing products, and go in to your doctor to check your blood count and general health. You may also need to see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for definitive care. ...Read more

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Could i wash a cloth which said dry clean only?

Could i wash a cloth which said dry clean only?

One of my lowest: grades was in Home Ec Class. There might be some other online sites where you could get better advice about this then on a medical site. ...Read more