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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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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