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How long after a c section can I begin using tampons again? I'm 7 weeks post surgery

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Dr. Aaron Love
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In brief: Not for, but for...

Tampons should not be used for bleeding related to the C-section still healing, so avoid them until you've completely healed.
That is, the internal wound where the placenta was attached to the uterus. That said usually at 6 weeks after C-section, if all bleeding has stopped, your doctor will give the green light to use tampons with the next menstrual cycle.

In brief: Not for, but for...

Tampons should not be used for bleeding related to the C-section still healing, so avoid them until you've completely healed.
That is, the internal wound where the placenta was attached to the uterus. That said usually at 6 weeks after C-section, if all bleeding has stopped, your doctor will give the green light to use tampons with the next menstrual cycle.
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