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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?

Abortion/tampons: Generally noting should be placed in the vagina for up to a week following an abortion. If you are still bleeding - use pads. After about a week you should be safe to use tampons - just change them frequently and if you start to notice an odor or run a fever call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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