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Is there a brand of feminine product that doesn't contain cotton? Tampons caused me to have PID, for I'm allergic to cotton.

Is there a brand of feminine product that doesn't contain cotton? Tampons caused me to have PID, for I'm allergic to cotton.

Tampons: You may be more likely to be sensitive to the scented tampons. It would be unusual for you to be allergic to cotton- what clothing could you wear?? Avoid scented products. Avoid douching. Water based lubes only- no scented ones. Make sure you clean any products that you use in or around your vaginal area. Always urinate after sex- this helps prevent infections, also. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach feel gassy and I have a metallic/cotton taste in my mouth when I have a tampon in? Happens everytime

Why does my stomach feel gassy and I have a metallic/cotton taste in my mouth when I have a tampon in? Happens everytime

Menstrual symptoms: I wonder if the metallic taste and gassy feeling are really the symptoms of your menstrual cycle, rather than the tampon? Certainly, both symptoms could be related to your period. You could try using pads instead and see if you have the same symptoms. Anyway, there is nothing worrisome about what you describe. It's just the uniqueness of your body. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use tampons?

Yes: As long as you change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Ensure that you remove the tampon within 8 hours at the longest. ...Read more

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How young is too young for tampons?

How young is too young for tampons?

Tampons/ pads: There isn't technically a minimum age to use a tampon. However, i would ensure that the girl is responsible enough to regularly change a tampon. If she isn't then a pad is the safest bet. ...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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What is the best tampons for beginners?

Tampon: 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. There are may u tube videos that provide instruction on proper tampon insertion. Change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Moms can usually give advice about tampon use. ...Read more

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Why is it that scented tampons/pads are bad for you?

Allergic potential: Scented tampons do not have enough scent to actually change the scent once used. There are no scent receptors in that region of the body so why bother. It is an additional chemical exposure which could produce an allergic reaction in a few. So why bother when it doesn't matter.? ...Read more

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Tampon use got a question ?

Using this site: You get the most out of this site when you provide background information on a problem and ask a related question. Just posting a vague comment doesn't provide enough to go on. You are welcome to start over. Your posts are never linked & go to the site at random.Each post should have complete information and a clear question. ...Read more

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How do you insert a tampon?

How do you insert a tampon?

Tampon: you need to be 16 to ask questions on Health tap. But, there are instructions in every box. ...Read more

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Are tampons good for clots?

Are tampons good for clots?

Ok for clots: Tampons work best for menstrual periods that are mostly blood and smaller clots. Tampons may not work as well when a woman is having very heavy periods or large clots. However see if it works ok for you. A tampon will not stop you from having clots. ...Read more

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Can a tampon break the hymen?

Can a tampon break the hymen?

Yes: The hymen may be very fragile or very strong. A thin, fragile hymenal membrane will require very little pressure to cause perforation. For many women the hymen becomes perforated as a result of their normal physical activity. ...Read more

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Can tampons cause vulvodynia?

Can tampons  cause vulvodynia?

No: Women with vulvodynia often find it painful or difficult to use tampons but tampons aren't the cause of the pain. Something else has made the vulva or vagina sore. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old use tampons?

Can a 12 year old use tampons?

Yes: If she is responsible enough to regularly change them. ...Read more

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Can a tampon aggrevate a cyst?

Can a tampon aggrevate a cyst?

No: There are various cysts ovarian and cervical these are called nabothian cysts , these will be in contact c tampons, and in sensitive patients can include inflammation but very rare , the most letal complication in tampon user is toxic shock syndrome , its important to follow tampon use recomendations. ...Read more

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Are kotex tampons good to use ?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. However, with that said - they are fine. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons after essure?

Can I use tampons after essure?

Yes!: The essure coils are placed inside the fallopian tubes through direct visualization with a camera called a hysteroscope. Using a tampon appropriately should not interfere with the essure at all. It might be prudent to avoid intravaginal manipulation, tampons, sex for the first 24-48 hours as good measure. ...Read more