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Tampons are suddenly painful to use
11 posts on this thread and the last post was on April 13th, 2011 5:17 AM by linda
Freya - February 5th, 2011 9:30 AM

Recently tampons have been painful to use during my period. They hurt going in, coming out and also while they're inside. I've used tampons for close to twelve years now and so I know how to use them properly and I've never come across this situation. I'm using the same brand as always and the correct size for flow control. The only thing different is that my flow seems to be more heavy and contain a greater amount of clots.
To explain, its uncomfortable to insert the applicator even before I push in the tampon. When I push in the tampon, it feels as if there is an obstruction and I can't push it in at all. This is accompanied by shooting pains in my abdominal region. I can feel the tampon inside me when I'm doing normal activities and it is uncomfortable to sit and even walk at times. Taking it out is just as painful.
I noticed this during my last period and it has become worse this time around. I've tried researching to figure out what could be the cause, but have found no answers.

So, my question is, does anyone know what could be the problem? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!


Sabina - February 5th, 2011 9:31 AM

Personally I really do think you should make a further appointment to see your doctor/gyno as soon as possible, if only to be on the safe side.


Milena - February 5th, 2011 9:33 AM

I honestly don't have an idea. This is first that I've heard of this. You should see your Gyne. I am sure they'll be able to help and explain to you what is going on. It might be possible that your vaginal wall is sore, that might be the one causing you the pain.


Kali - February 5th, 2011 9:34 AM

I would directly go to my Gyne if I were you. That sounds serious. It might be a possible infection of some kind. Not really sure.


Tirion - February 5th, 2011 9:35 AM

Just curious, what sort of pain is it - a scratchy, irritating, "oh-god-there's-a-dry-wad-of-cotton-in-there" kind, or is it pressure, throbbing, etc? But just so you know, I really would advise you to go see a doctor or Gyne right away.


devine grace - February 6th, 2011 5:21 AM

That's what I don't like about tampons..I'm afraid to use it for myself because of the side effect that it will have on my body.


Beverly302 - February 6th, 2011 11:09 AM

If I were you, I could go immediately to the doctor. Don't take the situation as good for nothing. What if it is already serious.?


jollykate - February 8th, 2011 12:05 AM

I'm very curious of what's it's like to use tampons. I'm planning to use it and do away with napkins..but now, I think I don't want to use it anymore because of your experience Freya. Thanks so much for sharing..


Irish480 - February 8th, 2011 9:41 AM

stop using tampons, you maybe have and allergy.


Lolly13 - April 9th, 2011 10:36 PM

Have you tried consulting your doctor about this matter. This is kinda serious and I guess the best advice would come from them.


monique - April 10th, 2011 4:37 AM

I really had bad feelings for tampons, that's why i don't use it, I am contented with my own sanitary napkin.


linda - April 13th, 2011 5:17 AM

These tips will help you minimize health risks when using tampons:
# Read the information pamphlet that comes with tampons, and follow all directions.
# Do not use tampons until your period begins. Do not use them as a precaution because you expect your period to start on a given day, or to control other types of discharge.
# Wash your hands before and after inserting a tampon.
# Change your tampon every 4 to 8 hours, and do not use tampons overnight.
# Remember to remove each and every tampon.
# Alternate the use of tampons with external protection, like pads and liners.


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