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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

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 had cryosurgery on my cervix 4 weeks ago. Is it safe for me to take a bath?

I had cryosurgery on my cervix 4 weeks ago. Is it safe for me to take a bath?

Probably: You should always ask your doctor, but generally it is not usually a problem. ...Read more

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Is it safe to excersize 15 days after cervical cryotherapy?

Is it safe to excersize 15 days after cervical cryotherapy?

Yes: This is completely safe. You might expect a little bit of bleeding as the cervix is still healing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to feel turned on and do oral sex after cryotherapy?

Is it safe to feel turned on and do oral sex after cryotherapy?

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

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My tampon leaked... Is it safe to keep it in?

Why?: Once a tampon has leaked, it might be a good idea to change it or add a pad. ...Read more

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I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

I had an abortion a week ago. I was only 5 weeks along. Is it safe to use a tampon or swim now?

Yes, it is: If you are not bleeding heavily or experiencing pelvic abdominal pains and fevers, you can safely return to all your routines, including "the use of a tampon and swimming". ...Read more

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Which is safer to use, tampons or pads?

Feminine products: A pad would be safer if the female isn't prepared to regularly change a tampon. ...Read more

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Are tampons safe to use? Are there any associated risks?

Are tampons safe to use? Are there any associated risks?

Generally very safe: With the exception of leaving it in too long or forgetting about it- can cause infection or toxic shock syndrome. Just be sure to change the tampons regularly and 1-3 times/day depending on your flow. ...Read more

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Is it safe and ok to wear tampons?

Is it safe and ok to wear tampons?

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

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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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How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

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

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How long is it safe to keep a tampon in for before it needs changing?

How long is it safe to keep a tampon in for before it needs changing?

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

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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 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

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Are tampons safe to use with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Are tampons safe to use with mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes: You can use tampoons according to usual directions with any IUD. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim with a tampon in? Can bacteria get up there?

Is it safe to swim with a tampon in? Can bacteria get up there?

Tampons: You can very safely swim, dive, scuba dive, snorkel with tampons in place without fear of infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use tampons while you still have nuvaring inserted?

Is it safe to use tampons while you still have nuvaring inserted?

Yes: 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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Which is safer and healthier to use pads or tampons when having period?

Which is safer and healthier to use pads or tampons when having period?

Both: It is more a matter of preference. Toxic shock syndrome more common with tampons but still very rare especially if tampon is changed regularly...Every 3-4 hours. ...Read more