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Old 05-18-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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tampon question

Hello,

I just started using tampons like two days ago and I've got the hang of them. Howver, I'm having a bit of difficulty deciding what absorbency level to use. I've been using a regular absorbency for the past few days but they seem to leak quite often, however when I remove them, they are nowhere near being "full" (and therefore, it obviously hurts when I remove it). I didn't assume they would prevent leaks completely, but I'm still having to wear a regular pad, a pantyliner will not cut it.

My question is, if they are obviously not full, why are they leaking so much? I am not a super heavy bleeder and they are fully inserted properly becasue I can't feel anything when they are in. Also, do I need a lighter or heavier absorbency?

Thanks!

Shanna

 
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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Re: tampon question

It should not leak if it is properly inserted and not full. I believe you probably need more practice with inserting them. Just because you don't "feel" it does not mean it is in correctly.

 
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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Re: tampon question

I don't know. Tampons have always leaked when I use them, and I know I'm doing it correctly so I went back to pads.

 
Old 05-18-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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Re: tampon question

It may be the tampon. Tampax tends to be long and slim. Playtex is shorter and wider. Maybe you need to switch brands.

 
Old 05-19-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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Re: tampon question

I agree about switching brands. You have to try new ones and figure out which work best for you. I prefer Playtex brand. Seems to me that some of the Tampax kinds leak a little on the string for me and I don't want it to leak more someday.

Of course not all people like to use tampons and they may not work well for everybody. I know some people who just never had luck with them. I'm a very active person who works out a lot and pads just don't work for me and aren't comfortable for running and stuff like that. Just try some new brands before giving up!

 
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