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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
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
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
I used a tampon for the first time, I use a pad normally, and after taking it out and returning back to using pads after one night it hasn't come back?
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
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
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
I forgot to remove my tampon before I went to sleep, so it was in over 12 hours, is that harmful or should it be alright?
Retained: you should remove it if not it can lead to serious infection in that region ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
4 weeks ago i came off the pill. I understand it could take 2-3 months to regain regular period, but during this entire time can I still get pregnant?
I'm currently taking microgestin 1/20 & I'm going to attempt to skip my period next month. Will I have breakthrough bleeding? Should I try it this month first and if it's successful do it again next month? Or should I do it this month and then plan it so
I just did a medical pill abortion . I need to wear a tampon for a few hours . Will I be ok of I change it every 20/30 minutes for like 3 hours?
Possible: it may depend on amount of bleeding ...Read more
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
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
How likely is it that I will get pregnant on my firtle days when I am on BC & take it on time & we use condoms(correctly) every time?
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