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How Soon Can Wear Tampons After Essure
Yes: Essure is the most effective method to insure you never have to worry about birth control ever again. Hopefully your doctor performed essure in their office and you should be able to return to all activities almost immediately. Don't forget to use a back up method of contraception until you do your confirmation test to prove your tubes are blocked. No issues with tampons. ...Read more
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
No delay: There is no reason to delay as long as you are changing the tampon out normally. ...Read more
Probably not: Most women can wear tampons. If you are having pain with a tampon, by all means, don't use one. See your pcp/gyn and get checked out. You very well may have a treatable reason for the pain such as an infection or other cause of irritation. Your body is telling you the answer and what to do. Listen to it. ...Read more
Wouldn't make this: A routine, and would seek another alternative, but if its just an isolated time without any other options, you are probably okay. Make sure you change it asap though. Toxic shock syndrome is the biggest concern and received a lot of attention due to menstrual related cases that resulted in fatalities. If you develop fever and rash, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
Tempons safety: Yes it is safe to wear tempons. There are advantages of wearing tempons versus pads, you can swim and ride horses if you use tempons. Pads are bulky and sometimes can cause rash inside of thighs or back. There is a myth that tempons can get lost in the body, but it is only a myth. The only very rare condition can be caused by tempons is toxic shock syndrome which can be fatal, you have to know this. ...Read more
Most comfortable: The best tampon is the one that is most comfortable for you. You may need to try different brands and sizes until you find one that suits you. ...Read more
Yes: There's no problem with tampons as along as they are changed several times a day. ...Read more
No and yes: A tampon will not break your hymen. You can use a tampon if you are a virgin. ...Read more
It's fine.: Sure you can. Just don't leave any tampon in for too long. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear a tampon overnight? I've heard that you shouldn't. Is it because of the length of time perhaps?
Likely okay: The concern is toxic shock syndrome. A very rare occurrence that can happen if you leave a tampon in too long and it causes an infection. Surveys of women show many use tampons overnight and don't get toxic shock, so you're likely okay. If you're worried though, can consider using a pad at night. All gynecologists have had patients where tampon left for days (patient often forgets to remove). ...Read more
I will never use tampons, but I want to go swimming, should I just wear a swim suit and a pad with swim shorts over?
I don't like to wear pads because they make me uncomfortable. Could the tampon catch the clear stuff or is it just wasteful?
If there is just a: Small amount of clear discharge, removing a primarily dry tampon from your vagina may be uncomfortable and abrade delicate mucosa. ...Read more
I am having discharge I wore a regular tampon for 28 hours and I was wondering if I can now wear a super tampon for 18 hours.
Depends: Follow the package directions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any advice? I have had the coil since tuesday this week and I really can not stand wearing pads anymore, is it safe to wear a tampon?
What to do if I prefer not to wear pads because they make me uncomfortable. Will the tampon catch the clear stuff or is it just wasteful?
Daily tampons??: Don't recommend daily tampons for possible leukorrhea. ...Read more
I started today, but my flow seems lighter than usual. If I wear a pad there's nothing but if I wear a tampon I can fill it up. Why is that?
Light menstrual flow: If your period is just beginning, your flow may be light. Once it gets going, it could pick up. Blood may pool in the vagina before showing up on a pad. Depending on your "normal, " as long as the rest of the period is not out of the ordinary, there is no need to worry. But, if you are concerned, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
I have a septate hymen. I'm still a virgin. What trouble will that cause me? Also I can't wear tampons because the pain I have taking them out.
Good question: Once hymen is broken you likely won't have those problems. You may want to stick to pads in the meantime. ...Read more
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
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