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First time tampon user. Should I stretch it?

First time tampon user. Should I stretch it?

No. : It’s a good idea to use the smallest size tampon when you are learning how for the first time. It is also easier to insert it when your period is moderate to heavy as this allows the tampon to glide in more easily. If the tampon is inserted correctly, you should not feel it. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, you may have inserted it incorrectly or not in enough. Never force it in! ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant ever time I need to use the washroom I start cramping fairly bad is this normal?

12 weeks pregnant ever time I need to use the washroom I start cramping fairly bad is this normal?

Infection: You have an infection. Please go see the doctor. You do not need to suffer at home when you have a common and easily treatable problem such as this. ...Read more

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What time should I use tampons?

What time should I use tampons?

What age?: A female who menstruates can use tampons whenever they are responsible enough to change tampons every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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I usually change my tampon ever 6 hrs. This month my period i overflow a super tampon in 4 hrs. It did this a few months ago to. Why is it doing this?

I usually change my tampon ever 6 hrs. This month my period i overflow a super tampon in 4 hrs. It did this a few months ago to. Why is it doing this?

Hormones: Increased bleeding typically means a change in your hormones has occurred. These types of fluctuations can happen as we age. If bleeding for more than 7 days or changing tampons in 1-2 hours or less, then you may want to make an appt with gynecologist to ensure that there's nothing else going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Tampon too long to fit? Never pregnant used tampons for years and these tampons before This cycle it wont fit? Try n it hurts! Like something in way?

Tampon too long to fit? Never pregnant used tampons for years and these tampons  before This cycle it wont fit? Try n it hurts! Like something in way?

Foreign body??: Is it possible that there is an old tampon blocking the path? A foreign body is the most likely cause. Visit your healthcare provider to be evaluated. If it is another tampon or some other foreign body it is extremely dangerous to your health to wait. Get an evaluation today ...Read more

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So if I am on my period but I use a douch will it stop my bleeding for a few hours???

So if I am on my period but I use a douch will it stop my bleeding for a few hours???

No: No, it will not stop your period. It will clean out your vagina, but douching is not recommended at any time, as it causes an imbalance it the normal bacterial flora of the vagina, and increases the risk of getting a pelvic infection. ...Read more

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What should a gal do while first time sex pain?

What should a gal do while first time sex pain?

Give it some time: When a woman has sex for the first time it can be painful due to the disruption of the hymen. The best way to treat the pain is to avoid the discomfort in the first place, this may require very gentle penetrationan adequate amounts of lubrication. The discomfort however is usually short lived. The more often sex is had the less uncomfortable it will be. ...Read more

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Every single time after i exercise i bleed but just the first time i wipe its full of blood then there's just a lil.No period n 7months can this be it?

Every single time after i exercise i bleed but just the first time i wipe its full of blood then there's just a lil.No period n 7months can this be it?

Needs evaluation..: You need to make an appointment with GYN provider in order to get a full pelvic exam and possible labs. Your symptoms are not normal and require an evaluation in order to find out what is going on. Possibilities: Infection, ovarian issues, lesions or masses, hormonal imbalances. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use a tampon while bleeding when pregnant at 6 weeks?

Is it bad to use a tampon while bleeding when pregnant at 6 weeks?

If unchanged, Yes: If the tampon is left without changing it frequently, bacteria will grow next door to the cervical opening and exposing the pregnancy and you to a systemic infection. A sanitary pad is a better choice. ...Read more

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Should i wear a condom the first time I have intercourse?

Should i wear a condom the first time I have intercourse?

Yes you should: Also use spermicidal lubricant. Will make penetration easier, and thus more pleasant for your partner plus minimize risk of pregnancy & std. ...Read more

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Is it normal at all for the bleeding to occur every time I use the bathroom if I have hemorrhoids? (I am 21 weeks pregnant )

Is it normal at all for the bleeding to occur every time I use the bathroom if I have hemorrhoids? (I am 21 weeks pregnant )

Given that bleeding: ...hemorrhoids aren't strictly speaking "normal," they are certainly common during pregnancy. If your OB is certain that the bleeding is coming from hemorrhoids and you're taking plenty of supplemental iron, s/he may want to delay further intervention. They might resolve on their own after delivery. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I took plan B in a 4 day interval and after the second time I started bleeding. Should I be worried? And is it safe to use tampons?

I took plan B in a 4 day interval and after the second time I started bleeding. Should I be worried? And is it safe to use tampons?

Plan B: Very common for Plan B to cause irregularity in your periods. It should normalize over the next month. Yes tampons are fine. Consider using a regular birth control method instead of multiple uses of Plan B. ...Read more

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I am now 13, almost 14, and i've had 3 periods so far. I was wondering when would be the best time to try out a tampon?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I use a tampon all night but I know it isn't good to wear them for a long period time. What can I do?

I use a tampon all night but I know it isn't good to wear them for a long period time. What can I do?

Overnight use OK: Just over night is commonly done by most women using tampons, so i would not worry about overnight use. So, remove it in morning and change it whenever it is full/soaked. I would not recommend leaving it there for longer than 12 hours. If you have symptoms--discharge, pain, odor etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more