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Safe Tampons After Cryosurgery
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
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 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
Just had cryotherapy and am not supposed to use tampons, but can I use a yeast infection treatment with an insertion?
Probably: You should always ask your doctor, but generally it is not usually a problem. ...Read more
Yes: This is completely safe. You might expect a little bit of bleeding as the cervix is still healing. ...Read more
Probably not yet: If your cryotherapy was just in the last few days, I would hold off on any oral or penetrating vaginal sex until you are more healed - you don't want to introduce infection and complicate matters. Being turned on, however, and "taking care of business" in all other ways is probably just fine (masturbating, vibrator, external stimulation). ...Read more
Know of none: Cotton won't be broken down in a septic system. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a light flow tampon for a couple of hours in the mornings for discharge? I have a friend that does this.
Light flow tampon: Yes this is perfectly safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both are fine: IF--the tampon is changed at least every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more
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
Both are safe: As long as regularly changed.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 weeks: For an uncomplicated procedure, 2 weeks is enough time for the cervix to return to normal & for any additional problems to arise (retained tissue, clots, infection). Tampons & intercourse are usually ok by then & of course a reliable birth control method. Use condoms until your doc recommends what's best for you. ...Read more
Once it is saturated: During a period, tampons should be changed frequently, but definitely should not be left in the vagina if they are saturated. Toxic shock syndrome is a very serious condition that may develop if bacteria grow on the saturated tampon that is left in the vagina too long. It is best to alternate tampons with peri-pads... ...Read more
It's fine.: Sure you can. Just don't leave any tampon in for too long. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Yes: You can use tampoons according to usual directions with any IUD. ...Read more
Tampons: You can very safely swim, dive, scuba dive, snorkel with tampons in place without fear of infection. ...Read more
You can use tampons and the NuvaRing together if needed. Follow the normal safety rules for tampons--do not leave tampons in beyond normal maximal length of time.
If you accidentally pull out the NuvaRing when removing your tampon, rinse off the NuvaRing in cool to lukewarm water (never hot water as you can damage it) and reinsert. ...Read more
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