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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 14:33 PM   1
Enid Le Fay
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Are tampons okay while ttc?


I'm confused. If you are ttc and you get can you use tampons? I know you are not supposed to use them during pregnancy, but what about ttc. Would they hurt my chances of conceiving?



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 14:40 PM   2
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oh! I hope they are... I've been using them!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 15:07 PM   3
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I don't think they will do any damage. I was advised to use towels to check for clots and old blood, as I was on bcp for years and withdrawal bleeds don't really clear out the endometrium. You want nice thick, fresh blood apparently and you can only really see this on a towel. I did feel a bit like a teenager using them again though!!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 15:12 PM   4
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I have read that its fine to use them, however they don't recommend the scented ones.... dunno why???



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 15:15 PM   5
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I don't think they will do any damage. I was advised to use towels to check for clots and old blood, as I was on bcp for years and withdrawal bleeds don't really clear out the endometrium. You want nice thick, fresh blood apparently and you can only really see this on a towel. I did feel a bit like a teenager using them again though!!
That's good info. Thanks!!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 15:24 PM   6
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scented tampons and pad can cause infections. OBGYN told me to wait until i was SURE it was AF before i used a tampon and to be sure to use them correctly I.E. only use the lowest possible strength. good luck!



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 15:26 PM   7
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That's good to know as I always get the super absorbent kind. Will get some slenders next time and make sure they are unscented.



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 19:55 PM   8
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The advise to use the lowest absorbency needed applies even if you aren't ttc, but is important as well when you are ttc.

This is to prevent infections and toxic shock syndrome. Also they say to replace the tampon every 4 hours and don't keep it in overnight.



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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 19:58 PM   9
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The advise to use the lowest absorbency needed applies even if you aren't ttc, but is important as well when you are ttc.

This is to prevent infections and toxic shock syndrome. Also they say to replace the tampon every 4 hours and don't keep it in overnight.
In the info leaflet for the brand i use it says over night is fine but try not to leave it much more than 8 hours x



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Old Feb 22nd, 2009, 20:02 PM   10
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ha ha ok I guess it depends on the brand! check the leaflet is the moral of the story!



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