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I'm a 16 y/o girl. I lost my virginity to another virgin 5 days ago. Now experiencing severe, abnormal pain both when inserting and removing tampons?

I'm a 16 y/o girl. I lost my virginity to another virgin 5 days ago. Now experiencing severe, abnormal pain both when inserting and removing tampons?

Bruising ;irritation: The probable reason is that, after having sexual intercourse for the first time, you may have had some bruising and small tears of the vagina, which is causing discomfort when inserting and removing tampons. ...Read more

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Feeling dizziness when removing tampon, help?

Feeling dizziness when removing tampon, help?

Position?: If what you're stating is that you feel dizzy when you bend over to pull the tampon out, putting your head down around your waist and looking upside down, this would be normal. There are nerves near the cervix which can cause a drop in blood pressure and dizziness too, so both could be the cause. If persists, see family doc, internist or neurologist. ...Read more

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Today was the first time that I wore a tampon. After removing it my period stopped & hasn't start back as yet (7 hours later). Why? - 18 y/o, virgin

Today was the first time that I wore a tampon. After removing it my period stopped & hasn't start back as yet (7 hours later). Why? - 18 y/o, virgin

No worries: A tampon soaks up blood far more efficiently than a pad. It may take a few hours for the remaining blood to make its way out now. Tampons are so comfortable you can forget you have one. Always check at the end of a period to be sure you have removed the last one, especially if you notice any unusual odor. Use the least absorbent size/type you need for your level of bleeding. ...Read more

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I'm on my period and when removing tampon a clump came out that looked like lining or sac of some kind is this normal?

I'm on my period and when removing tampon a clump came out that looked like lining or sac of some kind is this normal?

Could be just: Clotted blood, or increased cervical mucus. Sometimes hormonal fluxes occur in a woman's body and you bleed more than normal, or with more cervical mucus. If you are on birth control pills, this change could be due to variation in the pill's hormonal content, or your very own. Monitor and see if this increase returns. Have your periods been regular? ...Read more

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Ttc and 1 day late. Put a tampon in and tiny bit of brown discharge on it after removing it. Nothing else. Neg test where is period?

Ttc and 1 day late. Put a tampon in and tiny bit of brown discharge on it after removing it. Nothing else. Neg test where is period?

Irregularity common: Being a day or two late in one month is not uncommon, especially if you've had a stressful month or had changes to your weight. Retake your pregnancy test if your period hasn't come in a week. If your cycle is being more irregular than the past for a couple months in a row see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Started using tampons, change it every 2/3 hours but now vagina walls feel a bit sore from inserting and Removing tampons all day. Will I get TSS?

Started using tampons, change it every 2/3 hours but now vagina walls feel a bit sore from inserting and Removing tampons all day. Will I get TSS?

Toxic shock syndrome: Toxic shock syndrome or TSS, happens when tampon is left in place for long periods of time such as 8-12 hours. It is unlikely to happen with frequent tampon changes from 2-3 hours. You can safely leave a tampon in place for 4-6 hours. More about tampon use http://youngwomenshealth. Org/2012/09/27/tampons/ ...Read more

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I had sex without removing my tampoon. And I haven't had a period since. What could be going on?

I had sex without removing my tampoon. And I haven't had a period since. What could be going on?

That's a tough one!: I doubt that having sex with tampon in place had anything in particular with you not having a period. I presume you could have an infection with delayin menses or maybe you just had one of those months where you skip. Pregnance is always the ultimate cause of no period. Get a pregnancy test. See gyn if there continues to be a problem. ...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