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Had a baby 3 months ago. When can I safely use a tampon again?

6-7 weeks ago: Essentially, you can do whatever you normally do including using tampons after 6 weeks, traditionally. ...Read more

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I've lost my tampon, is this an emergency or can I wait until monday to get it removed?

I've lost my tampon, is this an emergency or can I wait until monday to get it removed?

Monday fine: Yes it's fine to wait until tomorrow. This isn't an emergency as long as there is no fever and you feel well otherwise. If the tampon has been there less than 1 week, the chance of complications is extremely low. ...Read more

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I'm so embarrassed! has this happened to anyone else? Tampon stuck

I'm so embarrassed! has this happened to anyone else? Tampon stuck

Lost tampon: You are not alone. When i worked in the emergency room i removed many a lost tampon. I suggest that you see your physician and have it removed as soon as possible because it can be a cause of toxic shock syndrome if left in place too long. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your cycle to last 4 days when using tampons instead of pads if your normally using pads and last 5 days ?

Is it possible for your cycle to last 4 days when using tampons instead of pads if your normally using pads and last 5 days ?

No: The sanitary product you use does not affect at all the length of your period or your cycle. The difference between 4 days and 5 days is all well within normal. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How often should you change your tampon in one day?

4 to 6 hours usually: Usually every four to six hours. More often for a heavier flow. ...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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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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