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Can i get a rash from sanitary pads? How should I treat such a rash?

Can i get a rash from sanitary pads? How should I treat such a rash?

Rx as any rash: Pads create a moist environment. Use a drying powder, but b sure it is not a fungus infection which would need a medicated powder so c u r gyn & use cotton panties. Also switching 2 tampons is an option or if you prefer not 2 use them then switch brands. ...Read more

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What is tampon ? Is it similar to the sanitary pads ? Could it hurt the hymen ?

What is tampon ? Is it similar to the sanitary pads ?  Could it hurt the hymen ?

Different: A tampon is a bullet shaped absorbent cotton suppository with a string on the end. Sometimes it comes with an applicator to help with insertion. The tampon is inserted into your vagina, through the hymen opening. Depending on your hymen, it may fit through or not. Once it fills with blood, it expands a bit, so pulling it out can be harder than putting it in. Everyone's hymen is different. ...Read more

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Which is more hygienic? Tampons or sanitary pads? Does any of these cause infections?

Which is more hygienic? Tampons or sanitary pads? Does any of these cause infections?

Neither: This is a comfort and appearance choice. Used appropriately neither is more "hygienic" than the other, and neither, used correctly, will cause infection. ...Read more

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Hi Doc, I've just started my cycle today, I noticed two tissue like things on the sanitary pad, what could it be?

Hi Doc, I've just started my cycle today, I noticed two tissue like  things on the sanitary pad, what could it be?

You are correct.: Hello, When you are having your menstrual period you are bleeding because blood vessels are broken. You also are shedding the lining of the uterus. When you see tissue- like pieces on the pad that is exactly what they are, tissue. It is normal to see this from time to time. Do not worry. ...Read more

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Period 2 weeks late, now I'm spotting. Well I only know I'm spotting because I went in there. Nothing has come down on the Sanitary Pad.

Period 2 weeks late, now I'm spotting. Well I only know I'm spotting because I went in there. Nothing has come down on the Sanitary Pad.

Late period: Late periods are common, and the most common reason for women who are sexually active is pregnancy. If there si any chance you "might" be pregnant you should test soon, if you are not sexually active you can wait up to another 2 weeks without any risk. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I finished my bc pill 3 days ago and last night i suffered cramps and this morning thick thick skin, quite large was on my sanitary pad, what is it?

I finished my bc pill 3 days ago and last night i suffered cramps and this morning thick thick skin, quite large was on my sanitary pad, what is it?

Thick skin discharge: The passage of skin like tissue in menstrual flow is called an endometrial cast.Occasionally the entire endometrial lining comes out during the menstrual flow and can cause cramps when its coming out.It can be normal but please see your gyn for further evaluation. ...Read more

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After my periods i got allergy because of sanitary pads in my vaginal area tell me any cream to sooth it.?

After my periods i got allergy because of sanitary pads  in my vaginal area tell me any cream to sooth it.?

Cortisone cream : Try Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3x/day fro up to 10 days if no better , seek medical attention keep external (not inside vagina). ...Read more

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I have a clear watery discharge after my period. It's quite a large amount that requires me to wear a sanitary pad. Could this be peri menapausal?

I have a clear watery discharge after my period. It's quite a large amount that requires me to wear a sanitary pad. Could this be peri menapausal?

Discharge: I wouldn't make that assumption. I would get checked for an infection first. The perimenopause is more likely to cause irregular periods, though at 47 you are likely perimenopausal. The perimenopause is the 5-7 years before the true menopause occurs. Average age of menopause is 51 years 3 months. ...Read more

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The discharge I have is thick, white and dries yellow on a sanitary pad. The discharge has no smell, no itching, and no burning.

The discharge I have is thick, white and dries yellow on a sanitary pad. The discharge has no smell, no itching, and no burning.

Vaginal discharge: Non odorous asymptomatic thick whitish discharge are usually caused by yeast. Though other consideration could be trichomonas, std or vaginosis though more likely to have fishy smell. May need exam. ...Read more

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While i was on my menstruation cycle i notice one day there was a pink mass (1.5cm x 3cm) on my sanitary pad what could it be ? After that my period stop for that day but came back the next

While i was on my menstruation cycle i notice one day there was a pink mass (1.5cm x 3cm) on my sanitary pad what could it be ? After that my period stop for that day but came back the next

Blood clot?: Most likely this mass is just a blood clot that formed in your uterus and then was expelled along with menstrual blood. If you've had sexual intercourse in the past month, there's a small possibility that you had a very very early miscarriage. However, only a pathology exam could tell for sure. Consider making an appointment with your Gyno. ...Read more

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I got Depo-Provera feb and have had breakthrough bleeding. It's red when i wipe but it's brown on my sanitary pad. I'm worried. What could it be? Pregnancy?

I got Depo-Provera feb and have had breakthrough bleeding. It's red when i wipe but it's brown on my sanitary pad. I'm worried. What could it be? Pregnancy?

Depo-Provera bleed: Break through bleeding is very common with depo-provera. There is a very low chance of pregnancy but you can run a home urine pregnancy test to be sure. If it's negative ; you feel fine otherwise, it's fine to watch for now as long as the bleeding isn't heavy, there is no pain, no fever ; no vomiting. If the bleeding continues ; is bothering you, seek care for more evaluation ; counseling. ...Read more

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Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Hi I got a painful blister rash on one side of my anus and I think it may have been an allergic reaction to the adhesive on my sanitary pad.

Shingles?: It may also be a case of shingles. See you doctor to make sure that you get the right Rx since the severity and duration of shingles can be reduced if treated within the first 48 hrs. Even if it is not, painful blister is not something to be ignored. ...Read more

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Used an ec last month.On my period now n im not staining my sanitary pad, but passing vaginal blood clots when i pee.Other symptoms of periods present?

Used an ec last month.On my period now n im not staining my sanitary pad, but passing vaginal blood clots when i pee.Other symptoms of periods present?

Observe for now: This is probably a normal variation, possibly affected by your use of ec. See how this evolves over the next few days and if it still seems abnormal to you then get in to be checked. ...Read more

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I used an emergency contraceptive pill last month. Now my period is weird. I am not staining my sanitary pad but bleeding when i go to pee. Wts wrong?

I used an emergency contraceptive pill last month. Now my period is weird. I am not staining my sanitary pad but bleeding when i go to pee. Wts wrong?

EC: Morning After: You may have been able to solve your worries by reading the instructions on the emergency contraception. But, ec will interrupt, change, or just plain old wreak havoc on the menstrual cycle for up to two months. The bleeding with urine may also be a bladder or other urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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