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Light green spots on tampon after taking it out. Sore feelings when putting it in and taking it out why?

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 If the vagina hurts, that can also be a sign that good bacteria of the vagina (lactobaccilli) have been replaced by another bacteria.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

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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?

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

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When I take out my tampon there is green/yellow/brown pus on it.

When I take out my tampon there is green/yellow/brown pus on it.

Infection: Clearly you have an infection. Depending on your age and sexual lifestyle, an STD like gonorrhea or chlamydia is a good possibility. Don't mess around with this: see a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Trichomonas?: You should consider getting a culture and micro analysis of the discharge, anything greenish could be a Trichomonas or bacterial infection, see your OB/Gyn, usually clears with Flagyl ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Bacterial vaginosis: Most likely you have bacterial overgrowth called bv. That would create the odor. Occasionally you can have additional infections occurring at the same time like yeast or even trichamonas. Your best bet would be to go see a gyn. ...Read more

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I have been having green-yellow clumps on tampon during period time?!?! before or after. No smell, itching, irritation, or anything. HELP?!?!

I have been having green-yellow clumps on tampon during period time?!?! before or after. No smell, itching, irritation, or anything. HELP?!?!

Testing: The best thing to do is to see an Obgyn and have the discharge tested for yeast and other infections. There is not a way to know the exact cause of discharge in most cases without an exam and testing. ...Read more

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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...

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

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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?

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

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Is it ok to use tampons?

Yes: As long as you change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Ensure that you remove the tampon within 8 hours at the longest. ...Read more

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Are tampons at night ok?

Yes: Tampons can be used at night but should be changed in the morning. ...Read more

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Should I use pads or tampons?

Should I use pads or tampons?

Individual preferenc: Tampons, pad and menstrual cups are all good options. ...Read more

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Which is best, tampon or pad?

Which is best, tampon or pad?

Tampon: Any protection is good, it becomes a matter of patient preference. Tampon if used properly is less irritating on the skin. Remember to use non scented tampons or pads. ...Read more

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Can tampons back up your flow?

Can tampons back up your flow?

Blood can usually: Flow around a saturated tampon, but there may be some back up of blood in the vaginal vault. ...Read more

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Can a 13 year teen use tampon?

Can a 13 year teen use tampon?

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

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What time should I use tampons?

What time should I use tampons?

What age?: A female who menstruates can use tampons whenever they are responsible enough to change tampons every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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Are tampons good for me to use?

Are tampons good for me to use?

Tampons: Most women either like or dislike using tampons over pads. And some have to use both if they have very heavy bleeding. They are safe to use, just remember to change them at least every 6 hours at least. ...Read more

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Are tampons generally suggested?

Are tampons generally suggested?

Not really: The uses of tampons or pads are a personal choice based on personal preference for handling menstrual flow. Pads may be better for extremely heavy menses. ...Read more

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Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

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

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How can you properly use a tampon?

How can you properly use a tampon?

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

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Can you flush a tampon applicator?

Can you flush a tampon applicator?

No: Don't put anything in the toilet except toilet tissue and bodily waste. Unless you are trying to keep the plumbers busy. ...Read more

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Should it hurt to put a tampon in?

Should it hurt to put a tampon in?

No.: 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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Can I go surfing with a tampon in?

Yes but why?: This is one of the things tampons were developed for so that you can have a normally active life. And surfing can be done with a tampon in place ...Read more

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How young is too young for tampons?

How young is too young for tampons?

Tampons/ pads: There isn't technically a minimum age to use a tampon. However, I would ensure that the girl is responsible enough to regularly change a tampon. If she isn't then a pad is the safest bet. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a tampon in?

How long can you leave a tampon in?

4-6 hours: In order to prevent the accumulation of blood in the vagina and possible infection (toxic shock syndrome), it is advised not to leave it in for 4-6 hours max at a time, or less. ...Read more

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Is tampax a good brand for tampons?

Options.: That brand has a good range of products depending on what your flow is like and what type of insertion device you desire. ...Read more

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Why did the tampon hurt to take out?

Why did the tampon hurt to take out?

Dry/ tight: If you have a tight vaginal canal and the tampon is large that can cause friction upon removal. If the tampon is still fairly dry- the dry fibers of the tampon can abrade the vaginal mucosa. ...Read more