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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Tampons hurt when I take them out. Is this normal, or can I prevent it?

 

Josetta 

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Dear Josetta,

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 48 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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Lyssie1414
Lyssie1414
Posted August 25, 2014
I started my period 2 days before my birthday. I was 10. About 3 months later, I told my mom, and a week later, she went to Wal-Mart and got me some tampons. They were Tampax Pearl Active I believe, They hurt at first, because they weren't fully saturated. Then I started leaving them in longer. Then they didn't hurt. I still use the same kind today! I'm 14 now
lovenovela
lovenovela
Posted March 30, 2014
I'll stick with pads until I'm 17 or 18 years old cause I'm to afraid of getting toxic shock syndrome if I get at the age I am now.Sorry if it's silly to say.
valeriac211053
valeriac211053
Posted December 14, 2013
how do you get free samples
Period Ballerina
Period Ballerina
Posted October 10, 2013
I haven't used tampons before but I would like to. I think I will start out with the lightest absorbancy.
LSDhippie
LSDhippie
Posted January 19, 2014
Hey man same here, tampons always hurt and I could never get them I In. Wagt I did was one day I knew I was going to go to a swim party on my period week so what I did was I got into a warm bath to loosen my muscles up then I sat on the edge and shoved it in. Yes it hurt but it's like riding a bike, once u do it u can always do it trust me. Now I can do it on the toliet like normal ??
LSDhippie
LSDhippie
Posted January 19, 2014
Hi
Nenecute2
Nenecute2
Posted October 02, 2013
Never in my life used tampons before
Haleykhorse
Haleykhorse
Posted April 10, 2013
It hurts me to if its not completely saturated
neonmustache29
neonmustache29
Posted April 29, 2013
My tampon hurts when I put it in. My mom said my body might not be ready yet. Gotta stick with pads 4 now. :(
Baby_Girl154
Baby_Girl154
Posted July 15, 2013
I am 15 and have been using tampons for three years and it's now starting to bother me?! I don't know why!! It hurts to pull a tampon out? It SUCKS!!!!! :(
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