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How long after an abortion would it be safe to use tampons again?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
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In brief: Abortion/tampons

Generally noting should be placed in the vagina for up to a week following an abortion.
If you are still bleeding - use pads. After about a week you should be safe to use tampons - just change them frequently and if you start to notice an odor or run a fever call your doctor immediately.

In brief: Abortion/tampons

Generally noting should be placed in the vagina for up to a week following an abortion.
If you are still bleeding - use pads. After about a week you should be safe to use tampons - just change them frequently and if you start to notice an odor or run a fever call your doctor immediately.
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 2 weeks

For an uncomplicated procedure, 2 weeks is enough time for the cervix to return to normal & for any additional problems to arise (retained tissue, clots, infection).
Tampons & intercourse are usually ok by then & of course a reliable birth control method. Use condoms until your doc recommends what's best for you.

In brief: 2 weeks

For an uncomplicated procedure, 2 weeks is enough time for the cervix to return to normal & for any additional problems to arise (retained tissue, clots, infection).
Tampons & intercourse are usually ok by then & of course a reliable birth control method. Use condoms until your doc recommends what's best for you.
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