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Doctor insights on: How Soon Can Wear Tampons After Essure

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Can I wear a tampon after having the essure procedure?

Can I wear a tampon after having the essure procedure?

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

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Can I use tampons after essure?

Can I use tampons after essure?

Yes!: 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

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How long after having essure procedure can I use tampons?

No delay: There is no reason to delay as long as you are changing the tampon out normally. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

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

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Would it be okay to wear a super absorbent tampon for 12 hours?

Would it be okay to wear a super absorbent tampon for 12 hours?

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

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What to do if I want to wear tampons but don't know how to use them?

What to do if I want to wear tampons but don't know how to use them?

Trusted friend: You need advice from a trusted friend. If you are lucky, this could be your mom. But certainly some of your girlfriends already use them and can give you advice. As a last resort, ask a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe and ok to wear tampons?

Is it safe and ok to wear tampons?

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

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Is it ok to wear a tampon with pus on it?

Is it ok to wear a tampon with pus on it?

Change it: Change it and use a clean one. If the pus is coming from your vagina then you should be examined for an infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear a tampon for 10 hours?

Is it safe to wear a tampon for 10 hours?

Maybe, maybe not: The longer a tampon stays inserted, the higher the risk for bacterial infection. It is difficult to say whether 6 hours is ok, and 10 hrs is not, but most recommend no longer than 6 hours. ...Read more

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Can I wear a tampon a few weeks after a d & c?

Can I wear a tampon a few weeks after a d & c?

Tampons: I recommend not using tampons until the bleeding has stopped. With your next cycle is is ok. Because the cervix is open, there is increased risk of infection immediately following a d&c. ...Read more

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

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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What is the best tampon to wear for competitive swimming?

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

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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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Is it safe to wear a tampon overnight? I've heard that you shouldn't. Is it because of the length of time perhaps?

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

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I can wear a regular tampon for 26 hours without a problem. How long can I wear a super tampon without getting tss?

Tampon longevity: Tampons, like diapers, need to be changed frequently when soiled or a serious "rash" (oxic shock syndrome) can occur. This is not the place to save money on disposable products. Better "red" than "dead". ...Read more

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I don't like to wear pads because they make me uncomfortable. Could the tampon catch the clear stuff or is it just wasteful?

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

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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?

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?

It should be.: There shouldn't be any significant problems using both, but if you do have concerns, you should discuss them w/ your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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