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Light Green On Tampon
Light green spots on tampon after taking it out. Sore feelings when putting it in and taking it out why?
Infection: This sounds like you may have a vaginal infection. Green spots could be a sign of an infection like a Bartholin's gland cyst. I would see a doctor so you can be checked and treated. If the vagina hurts, that can also be a sign that good bacteria of the vagina (lactobaccilli) have been replaced by another bacteria. May not be a std, but may still need to be treated. See clinic or doctor. ...Read more
I keep finding a light green spot on my tampons, not a discharge. It's relatively the same shape and in the same place each time. Any ideas?
Likely hardware: If it is not a discharge and it has the same size, shape, color all the time, it is probably something that is in the tampon that is showing up when it gets soaked from secretions. There is nothing physical inside you that will show up the same time/same size/same shape each time. Sounds like a hardware issue. ...Read more
I just removed my tampon and I had dark green discharge on the tip, its period day 5 and I never had any discharge, pain, or itch before. Please help?
Here'sBloodInyourEye: Ever got into a bar brawl? Fall down the stairs? Parachute didn't open? Get punched in the eye? Yeah, think of a "black" eye. The color of a bruise is from blood that has diffused into the skin. At first red, then it can change into really cool colors as it gets old and slowly absorbed back into the body, like purple or yellow or brown or green. So my h=guess is it's some residual old blood. ...Read more
Have green stuff on my tampon & has a odor. I don't never see it unless I'm on my period and using tampon. Should I b worried?
Today my period was supposed to start but there's only slight green sticky stuff with a little blood on the tampon, what does this mean?
I noticed a small 1/2 a pea sized green spot on 3 tampons this month. Haven't noticed before. Norm pap. No sex ~ 1yr. F/u appt soon, ideas for now?
Discharge.: The greenish description raises the question of possible infection. You should not postpone an examination by your doctor to determine if you might have a pelvic infection which could merit immediate treatment. ...Read more
Keep having light green/yellowish clumpy discharge from vagina with odor, mostly on tampon. Have endo, no abnormal annual test results. What could it be?
I have been having green-yellow clumps on tampon during period time?!?! before or after. No smell, itching, irritation, or anything. HELP?!?!
I started my period today & it is an almost fluorescent orange color. When I just took out a tampon it was the same florescent color on the outside and a true Army Green color on the entire inside that stained the toilet paper. I took pictures...
Very peculiar: I have never heard of this, but if you use tampons it could be a serious type of infection, especially if one was perhaps left in after last period. If there is any odor or discomfort, you need to be evaluated. I would not use another tampon until this is sorted. ...Read more
I been on trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) bcp for a month now. During green pills I've had very heavy periods for 6 days. Usually change tampon every 2 3 hrs. Is this normal?
A little heavy: That's quite a bit of bleeding while on a birth control pill. You may try mononessa or another "monophasic" pill. This means that the dose of hormone in the pills does not change throughout the month. It stays consistent until the green pills, when your period is to arrive. Right now you are on a triphasic pill, which your body doesn't seem to do well with. Speak to your doctor about changing. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Yes, of course. Start with a small size. Read the directions - you may want to use a small mirror the first time. The first one or two will not be super comfortable, but don't worry, you'll get used to them very quickly and they're so much more convenient than pads. ...Read more
Remember: A tampon can cause your hymen to be torn - not always though. Unfortunately some people equate a torn hymen with a person not being a "virgin". Even vigorous activity can lead to your hymen being torn. ...Read more
Bring up knees: Most important is either bending over or laying on your back to insert a tampon. Most come with an applicator that makes placing it in the vagina easier so that the absorbent part of the tampon doesn't scrape against vagina tissue and make it irritated. Most tampons have diagrams in each package. I bet there's even a youtube video, though I haven't checked. Good luck! ...Read more
It’s a good idea to use the smallest size tampon when you are learning how for the first time. It is also easier to insert it when your period is moderate to heavy as this allows the tampon to glide in more easily.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you should not feel it. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, you may have inserted it incorrectly or not in enough. Never force it in! ...Read more
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