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Added November 22, 2011
Dear BeingGirl Experts,
Tampons hurt when I take them out. Is this normal, or can I prevent it?
A tampon needs to be saturated so that it can "slide" out when you gently pull on the string. Are you experiencing pain because the tampon is dry?
If you are having problems removing your tampon, make sure you use the lowest absorbency tampon for your flow, leave the tampon in from 4–8 hours, and make sure you pull the tampon out at the same angle that you used to insert it. Also, if you tug on the string and the tampon doesn't start to pull out, you may need to leave it in a little longer, but no longer than 8 hours.
Hope this helps.
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