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Is it ok to use tampons?

Yes: As long as you change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Ensure that you remove the tampon within 8 hours at the longest. ...Read more

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Are tampons at night ok?

Yes: Tampons can be used at night but should be changed in the morning. ...Read more

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Should I use pads or tampons?

Should I use pads or tampons?

Individual preferenc: Tampons, pad and menstrual cups are all good options. ...Read more

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Which is best, tampon or pad?

Which is best, tampon or pad?

Tampon: Any protection is good, it becomes a matter of patient preference. Tampon if used properly is less irritating on the skin. Remember to use non scented tampons or pads. ...Read more

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Can tampons back up your flow?

Can tampons back up your flow?

Blood can usually: Flow around a saturated tampon, but there may be some back up of blood in the vaginal vault. ...Read more

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Can a 13 year teen use tampon?

Can a 13 year teen use tampon?

Yes!!!: Yes, of course. Start with a small size. Read the directions - you may want to use a small mirror the first time. The first one or two will not be super comfortable, but don't worry, you'll get used to them very quickly and they're so much more convenient than pads. ...Read more

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What time should I use tampons?

What time should I use tampons?

What age?: A female who menstruates can use tampons whenever they are responsible enough to change tampons every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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Are tampons good for me to use?

Are tampons good for me to use?

Tampons: Most women either like or dislike using tampons over pads. And some have to use both if they have very heavy bleeding. They are safe to use, just remember to change them at least every 6 hours at least. ...Read more

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Are tampons generally suggested?

Are tampons generally suggested?

Not really: The uses of tampons or pads are a personal choice based on personal preference for handling menstrual flow. Pads may be better for extremely heavy menses. ...Read more

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Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

Remember: A tampon can cause your hymen to be torn - not always though. Unfortunately some people equate a torn hymen with a person not being a "virgin". Even vigorous activity can lead to your hymen being torn. ...Read more

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How can you properly use a tampon?

How can you properly use a tampon?

Bring up knees: Most important is either bending over or laying on your back to insert a tampon. Most come with an applicator that makes placing it in the vagina easier so that the absorbent part of the tampon doesn't scrape against vagina tissue and make it irritated. Most tampons have diagrams in each package. I bet there's even a youtube video, though I haven't checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you flush a tampon applicator?

Can you flush a tampon applicator?

No: Don't put anything in the toilet except toilet tissue and bodily waste. Unless you are trying to keep the plumbers busy. ...Read more

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Should it hurt to put a tampon in?

Should it hurt to put a tampon in?

No.: It’s a good idea to use the smallest size tampon when you are learning how for the first time. It is also easier to insert it when your period is moderate to heavy as this allows the tampon to glide in more easily.
If the tampon is inserted correctly, you should not feel it. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, you may have inserted it incorrectly or not in enough. Never force it in! ...Read more

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Can I go surfing with a tampon in?

Yes but why?: This is one of the things tampons were developed for so that you can have a normally active life. And surfing can be done with a tampon in place ...Read more

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How young is too young for tampons?

How young is too young for tampons?

Tampons/ pads: There isn't technically a minimum age to use a tampon. However, I would ensure that the girl is responsible enough to regularly change a tampon. If she isn't then a pad is the safest bet. ...Read more

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How long can you leave a tampon in?

How long can you leave a tampon in?

4-6 hours: In order to prevent the accumulation of blood in the vagina and possible infection (toxic shock syndrome), it is advised not to leave it in for 4-6 hours max at a time, or less. ...Read more

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Is tampax a good brand for tampons?

Options.: That brand has a good range of products depending on what your flow is like and what type of insertion device you desire. ...Read more

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Why did the tampon hurt to take out?

Why did the tampon hurt to take out?

Dry/ tight: If you have a tight vaginal canal and the tampon is large that can cause friction upon removal. If the tampon is still fairly dry- the dry fibers of the tampon can abrade the vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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How to remove a tampon that's stuck?

How to remove a tampon that's stuck?

Stuck tampon: If you can not remove it yourself go to healthcare provider and get it removed immediately. ...Read more

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Do tampons make your peorid shorter?

No: I can't remember ever hearing or reading that. ...Read more

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How often should I change my tampon?

Tampon: Normally every four to six hours. More often if you have a heavy flow. ...Read more

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Could I die from eating used tampons?

Could I die from eating used tampons?

Please don't do: That. If you ate so many tampons that it caused an intestinal obstruction (bezoar) which was not treated - that could potentially be life threatening. ...Read more

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Can I use 2 tampons at the same time?

Can I use 2 tampons at the same time?

Yes: You may insert multiple tampons provided it is not painful. If bleeding saturates more than one pad per hour, it's time to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a tampon stuck?

How to tell if I have a tampon stuck?

Feel for it: If you are unable to feel the tampon or the string in the vagina, see your gyn. Your doc can check in the vagina and remove a tampon in the office if it is there. ...Read more

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How often should I change my tampons?

Frequently: I recommend every 4 to 6 hours. ...Read more

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Tell me some advice on using tampons.?

Tell me some advice on using tampons.?

Discuss with doc: Discuss this with your gyn doctor or nurse practitioner. You may also wish to discuss their use with your mom, older sisters or cousins. ...Read more

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Are tampons harmful to use or healthy?

Are tampons harmful to use or healthy?

NO PROBLEM: Millions of women use tampons without problrem. Only caution is not to leave super tampons in for longer than 6 hrs. ...Read more

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How can you put a tampon in correctly?

Tampon use.: Please see this site: http://www. Youngwomenshealth. Org/tampon. Html. It provides step by step simple instructions with appropriate illustrations. It will take all the guess work out of using a tampon. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best tampons for beginners?

Small or light: There are small tampons labeled as small, light, or beginners tampons. They will be more narrow and better for first tampon use. ...Read more

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