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Safe Wear Tampon
It's fine.: Sure you can. Just don't leave any tampon in for too long. ...Read more
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
I had a cold knife cone biopsy done 3 weeks ago, but I am still cramping and have slightly bloody discharge. Is it safe to wear tampons?
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
I have had 2 urine tests showing occult blood 1+. Is it safe to wear a tampon when I am retested to make sure it's not from the vaginal area?
Inserting a tampon I stratched the outside of my vagina with my fingernail. Is it still safe to wear a tampon or can this be an opening for bacteria?
You should be Ok.: Use topical antibacterial if needed. You should heal fine. No problem with using tampon. ...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
If it's comfortable: Yes, a young woman may use tampons during her first period as long as she is able to insert them and remove them with comfort. (never force them!) there are tampons designed for young women in mind, even young athletes. The american girl has a great book for girls called "the care and keeping of you." and companies that make sanitary products have websites appealing to young clients. ...Read more
Hey I have heavy vaginal discharge and I wanted to know if it is safe to wear a small tampon for control?
Not recommended: It is best to stick to a panty liner so that you will not aggravate any infections. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear a tampon if you think you may have had an early miscarriage? Also how easy is it to get pregnant again?
Sure: But be sure to remove it after 6 hours to reduce risk of infection. ...Read more
Yes: With proper supervision, most girls can safely use tampons at any age. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can use a tampon with the coil. ...Read more
Probably not: Most women can wear tampons. If you are having pain with a tampon, by all means, don't use one. See your pcp/gyn and get checked out. You very well may have a treatable reason for the pain such as an infection or other cause of irritation. Your body is telling you the answer and what to do. Listen to it. ...Read more
Wouldn't make this: A routine, and would seek another alternative, but if its just an isolated time without any other options, you are probably okay. Make sure you change it asap though. Toxic shock syndrome is the biggest concern and received a lot of attention due to menstrual related cases that resulted in fatalities. If you develop fever and rash, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
See a gynecologist: Sounds like it might be time for you to see a gynecologist! If you are having difficulties inserting a tampon it may mean that your vagina is smaller than normal or there's something structurally different about your vagina that might warrant examination by a gynecologist. Sometimes you can have a septum which is a bridge of tissue in the way. Good luck. ...Read more
Tampons: If they have been sealed and kept clean yes. ...Read more
See below...: A tampon is a highly absorbent insert that is placed high in the vagina. It expands as it ABSORBS blood so blood doesn't escape. It is changed as needed through the day. A diva cup (SoftCup is another brand) is a device that is placed high in the vagina to COLLECT menstrual blood until the device is removed. SoftCups are changed less frequently and sex is still possible. Best Wishes! ...Read more