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Doctor insights on: Tampons Cause Cramps

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I get cramps straight after changing a tampon - is this normal?

I get cramps straight after changing a tampon - is this normal?

Menstrual cramps: The menstrual cramps are likely present because you were having your menstrual cycle and not because you are changing the tampon. The tampon is in the vagina. Menstrual cramps come from up inside the uterus. ...Read more

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Why when i wear a tampon why do I get really bad cramps? And when i take it out it releaves some pressure.

Why when i wear a tampon why do I get really bad cramps? And when i take it out it releaves some pressure.

Tampons: Tampons may be very acceptable socially and the adverts seem to portray a variety of benefits. They are potentially very dangerous instruments/devices. They collect blood and debris and "bugs/germs" love this and given that the tampon is kept in for some time it would not surprise me if you have vaginal irritation or vaginitis. Tampons are probably not for you. ...Read more

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I had baby 4 months ago still pssing clots, heavier than norm, lower bad cramps, fill up super=sized tampon in about an hour?

I had baby 4 months ago still pssing clots, heavier than norm, lower bad cramps, fill up super=sized tampon in about an hour?

Heavy Bleeding: Your bleeding is abnormal and too heavy to just sit at home and wonder. Please contact or see your family doctor or gynecologist today. ...Read more

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I am 41. Increasing and extreme painful cramps especially on my right side. This last 2-3 days. soaking super tampon every 2 hours. What could it be?

I am 41. Increasing and extreme painful cramps especially on my right side. This last 2-3 days. soaking super tampon every 2 hours. What could it be?

Several things: The increasing and extremely painful cramps and heavy bleeding could have many possible causes including infections and endometriosis/adenomyosis. If you are soaking a super tampon every 2 hours for 2-3 days, you need to be seen ASAP by your GYN, PCP, or an urgent care clinic before you become seriously anemic. ...Read more

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Tampon has given me intestine cramps and more. Should i try a new brand?

Tampon has given me intestine cramps and more. Should i try a new brand?

Try to start out : With "slender" or "light" tampon with one of rounded, plastic insertion tubes to see if that works better for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that tampons can make menstrual cramps worse?

Is it true that tampons can make menstrual cramps worse?

Tampons: For some women, using tampons can make their menstrual cramps worse because of a drying effect it has on the uterus. Also, if not changed promptly, pain and/or infection can ensue ...Read more

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My stomach always hurts and cramps when I wear tampons. Is this normal?

My stomach always hurts and cramps when I wear tampons. Is this normal?

Not Normal: I suspect that you have an anatomical barrier you are pressing on that is causing this discomfort. It could be your hymen, your cervix or the back wall of the vagina. You need to see your Doctor or a gynecologist for an examination. This is one you probably should bring your Mom with you to as they will be looking in your vagina. ...Read more

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AF showed up a week late it was more lighter with only one day of (tmi) 2 tampons that weren't "full". Af is gone but still cramps,bloated,tired. Why?

AF showed up a week late it was more lighter with only one day of (tmi) 2 tampons that  weren't "full". Af is gone but still cramps,bloated,tired. Why?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit ...Read more