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I just had cryosurgery 3 days ago. Is it safe to wear tampons?

I just had cryosurgery 3 days ago. Is it safe to wear tampons?

Cryosurgery: The reason people are told to keep anything out of the vagina is to allow the cervix to heal and to prevent bleeding during the healing time. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal ...Read more


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What happens if I use a tampon for my period 2 and a half weeks after cryosurgery on the cervix? I have really heavy periods and can't use pads

What happens if I use a tampon for my period 2 and a half weeks after cryosurgery on the cervix? I have really heavy periods and can't use pads

Safe: What you proposed is safe. You may wish to take oral iron supplement and multivitamins to avoid iron deficiency anemia that is common with heavy periods. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Just had cryotherapy and am not supposed to use tampons , but can I use a yeast infection treatment with an insertion?

Just had cryotherapy and am not supposed to use tampons , but can I use a yeast infection treatment with an insertion?

Check with your HCP: It may be wise to wait for any internal treatment until you contact your healthcare provider. Cryotherapy of the cervix may be associated with a significant discharge following the procedure. Check with your hcp first. ...Read more

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I have three days left of my 7 day yeast infection treatment. Is it safe to use a tampon now? This is the first infection I've had, so I'm not sure.

I have three days left of my 7 day yeast infection treatment. Is it safe to use a tampon now? This is the first infection I've had, so  I'm not sure.

If bleeding, yes: If you are on your period then yes, please use the tampon. If you are using the tampon for other reasons, then wait until your treatment course is over. ...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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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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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 have had 2 urine tests showing occult blood 1+ . Is it safe to wear a tampon when I am retested to make sure it's not from the vaginal area?

I have had 2 urine tests showing occult  blood 1+ . Is it safe to wear a tampon when I am retested to make sure it's not from the vaginal area?

Sure: If you are having any vaginal bleeding it can show up in a clean catch urine specimen. A tampon may help. You could also have a catheterized speciman to be the most accurate. If the blood persists then get checked ou to determine the cause. Hope this helps. ...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