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What is tampon ? Is it similar to the sanitary pads ? Could it hurt the hymen ?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Different

A tampon is a bullet shaped absorbent cotton suppository with a string on the end.
Sometimes it comes with an applicator to help with insertion. The tampon is inserted into your vagina, through the hymen opening. Depending on your hymen, it may fit through or not. Once it fills with blood, it expands a bit, so pulling it out can be harder than putting it in. Everyone's hymen is different.

In brief: Different

A tampon is a bullet shaped absorbent cotton suppository with a string on the end.
Sometimes it comes with an applicator to help with insertion. The tampon is inserted into your vagina, through the hymen opening. Depending on your hymen, it may fit through or not. Once it fills with blood, it expands a bit, so pulling it out can be harder than putting it in. Everyone's hymen is different.
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