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How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

2 weeks: For an uncomplicated procedure, 2 weeks is enough time for the cervix to return to normal & for any additional problems to arise (retained tissue, clots, infection). Tampons & intercourse are usually ok by then & of course a reliable birth control method. Use condoms until your doc recommends what's best for you. ...Read more

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In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more


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I recently just had an abortion last week on 07/13/2015 this Monday would make two weeks, am I safe to wear a tampon? Or should I wait another week?

I recently just had an abortion last week on 07/13/2015 this Monday would make two weeks, am I safe to wear a tampon? Or should I wait another week?

Yes, it's safe: If there are no indications of any problems and bleeding has been decreasing, it is fine to use a tampon after 1 week. Ask your doctor to make sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

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I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

Yes, it is: If you are not bleeding heavily or experiencing pelvic abdominal pains and fevers, you can safely return to all your routines, including "the use of a tampon and swimming". ...Read more

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I had my abortion 3/2/17 and it's 3/6/17, so 4 days. I hate wearing pads they're so uncomfortable and I would rather use a tampon. Is it safe to use o?

Not recommended: It may take 2 weeks or longer for the cervix to heal after a surgical abortion, and insertion of tampons as well as sexual intercourse are thought to increase risk of infection in the uterus. Although pads may be uncomfortable, why take the risk? A uterine infection can be life threatening and can increase risk of infertility. ...Read more

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Can you use a tampon after an abortion?

Can you use a tampon after an abortion?

Tampon use.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Can I use a tampon 3 weeks after abortion?

Tampon use.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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1 week since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

1 week since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

Not recommended: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Took abortion pill two weeks ago, can I wear a tampon?

Normally, yes.: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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How risky is it to use tampons 2 days after medical abortion?

It is risky: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. ...Read more

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Its been 2 weeks (about 18 days) since my abortion, can I use a tampon?

After next period: You may use tampons after an abortion although it is important that you do not begin to use tampons again until your next period. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really necessary not to wear a tampon until 2 weeks after an abortion?

Is it true that it's really necessary not to wear a tampon until 2 weeks after an abortion?

THAT IS ADVICED: It is recommended not to wear tampons for two weeks after abortion as cervix is open and there is risk of uterine infection and toxic shock syndrome
but there have been no studies to document that it causes those complications. It is just a precaution. ...Read more

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May I use a tampon one week after a medical abortion? I am finding conflicting information online....

Tampon: My instructions after any D&C, no matter what reason are nothing in the vagina for two weeks (no sex, no tampons and no douching). I also suggest no tub bathing for two weeks either. The risk of endometritis from tampon use is high enough to not use them. ...Read more

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Can you wear a tampon when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Prefer mini pad: Most MD's prefer a mini pad as it will get changed regularly and reduces the risk of infection from a retained tampon post abortion. It will "ALWAYS" catch what is necessary. ...Read more

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I got my period 5 weeks after abortion is this normal? And am I allowed to wear tampons?

Yes: Avoid using a tampon for 2 weeks after a medical abortion. Some physician even recommend not using a tampon until your next period. Use a sanitary napkin if needed for spotting. Most women experience their next period 4 to 6 weeks after a surgical abortion. ...Read more

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Can you wear a tampon in my sleep when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Can you wear a tampon in my sleep when bleeding from the abortion pill?

Yes: For normal bleeding tampons require changing every eight hours, If you are bleeding from an abortion pill it would be heavier and may require you to wear a super tampon, which you can wear for ~ 8 hrs while sleeping. Feel better:) ...Read more