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Any advice for a first time tampon use?

Any advice for a first time tampon use?

Gently apply. : 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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First-time tampon use. Should I use vaseline to help get it in?

First-time tampon use. Should I use vaseline to help get it in?

No: Vaseline is not water soluble and can trap bacteria. Don't use it internally. You can buy a vaginal lubricant over the counter. Look at the diagram on the package insert. Many young women think the vagina goes straight up but really when seated on a commode, point back just above your tailbone. It takes practice. Don't get frustrated. ...Read more

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Could tampon use cause vaginal swelling?

Could tampon use cause vaginal swelling?

Vaginal swelling: Yes this can happen as the tampoon increases in size while absorbing the discharge. It's important to change the tampoon frequently because of the risk of a vaginitis. ...Read more

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Concerned about sex for first time. Pain? Nerves?Lots blood? Not sure if i still have a hymen due to tampon use. Any help would be beneficial.(: thank

Concerned about sex for first time. Pain? Nerves?Lots blood? Not sure if i still have a hymen due to tampon use. Any help would be beneficial.(: thank

First "blush": A first sexual encounter involving intercourse may produce a light pain and sometimes a spot or two of blood if the hymen is intact. If tampons have been used in the past then the hymen may already be "stretched" and will allow less painful penetration. Above all, please use effective contraception. ...Read more

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Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Tampon use while breastfeeding?

No problem: Breastfeeding while breastfeeding is fine. As another doctor clearly stated, my only concern would be if you we're to develop toxic shock syndrome, which has been associated with not changing tampons frequently enough and the subsequent development of an overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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What could be the association be between increased pain with tampon use and severe headaches?

What could be the association be between increased pain with tampon use and severe headaches?

There is association: There is association between tempon use and headache and many women get it, the cause is not known but if you switch from tempon to pads, the headache will go away.Rare cause of headache with tompons is toxic shock syndrome, which has other symptoms and is not that common. ...Read more

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How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

How is jock itch treated during menstruation? Need to keep the area clean and dry but too light flow for tampon use.

Clean and dry: And topical meds/anti-fungal cream for the external skin is warranted. If even the light flow is causing some moisture with a pad that you are concerned about, you can always use a tampon, even if for a light flow. ...Read more

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