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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

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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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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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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?

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?

Sure: If you are having any vaginal bleeding it can show up in a clean catch urine specimen. A tampon may help. You could also have a catheterized speciman to be the most accurate. If the blood persists then get checked ou to determine the cause. Hope this helps. ...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 for someone to wear tampons on their first period?

Is it safe for someone to wear tampons on their first period?

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

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Is it safe to wear a tampon while pregnant?

Is it safe to wear a tampon while pregnant?

Yes but...: Why are you needing a tampon during pregnancy? That to me is the more important question... ...Read more

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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?

Yes: However. Get a pregnancy test. You should be able to get prenanant after a spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) ...Read more

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Is it safe for my 10-year-old girl to wear tampons?

Is it safe for my 10-year-old girl to wear tampons?

Yes: With proper supervision, most girls can safely use tampons at any age. ...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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At what age can you start to wear a tampon?

Depends: As long as you have a period and you can insert a tampon it doesn't matter the age. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 13 too young to wear tampons?

Not necessarily: The girl in question needs to be responsible enough to change the tampon regularly. That is the main pre-requisite. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

Is it normal to not be able to wear tampons due to pain?

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

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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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Would it be okay to wear a super absorbent tampon for 12 hours?

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

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I have to wear a pad to bed or can I use a tampon? What do I do?

I have to wear a pad to bed or can I use a tampon? What do I do?

Options: You can wear a pad, tampon or menstrual cup. Just remember that a tampon should be removed within 8 hours at the latest. ...Read more

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Why are tampons painful for me to wear? I get the smallest ones

Why are tampons painful for me to wear? I get the smallest ones

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

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What to do if I want to wear tampons but don't know how to use them?

What to do if I want to wear tampons but don't know how to use them?

Trusted friend: You need advice from a trusted friend. If you are lucky, this could be your mom. But certainly some of your girlfriends already use them and can give you advice. As a last resort, ask a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are cheap pads safe and what are tampons and diva cups?

Can you tell me, are cheap pads safe and what are tampons and diva cups?

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

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