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Tampon Leakage: Why Does It Happen?

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Hey BeingGirl Experts!

My question is...can tampons leak?

 

Thanks a bunch!

Angela

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Dear Angela,

It's unusual for a correctly-inserted and proper absorbency tampon to leak. It can leak if not correctly inserted, if the menstrual fluid bypasses the tampon, or if the menstrual flow is too heavy for the absorbency you are using, and the tampon becomes saturated. Comfortable and correct tampon usage is a matter of practice and experience, and the knowledge of your own body's flow. Tampons will leak eventually if you don't change them often enough. You should change your tampon every 4–8 hours, or more often if needed. This will help prevent leakage, and give you the comfort and confidence that many thousands of women enjoy. Some women use an Always pantiliner as a tampon backup until they understand their absorbency needs. If you change it after four hours and it's saturated, you may want to use a Tampax tampon with more absorbency or change it just a bit sooner. On the other hand, if after four hours it's relatively dry, use a tampon with less absorbency, or wait a little longer before changing it. A tampon will absorb menstrual fluid until it has reached its capacity, and it will then begin to leak. Like other girls and women, you will learn by experimentation how often you need to change the tampon in order to prevent "accidents."

 

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Swimer11
Swimer11
Posted January 21, 2013
???? Ok?????
purple_luv_it_
purple_luv_it_
Posted August 09, 2012
@LoveYou4Ever my mom said that i was too young for a tampon, but i told her that during the summer, how was i suppose to swim, and turns out, she STILL didnt let me, and everytime we went some place to swim, it was exactly ON my period!!! I have the most understanding and awesomest mom!!! sarcasim watever its spelled
allygirl12
allygirl12
Posted April 07, 2012
i prefer pads cuz it doesnt involve sticking something into down the.
lady ace
lady ace
Posted May 18, 2012
once i started using tampons, they were so much easier for me and my active lifestyle.
LoveYou4Ever
LoveYou4Ever
Posted July 30, 2012
Tampons made my life so much better! Poeple say they hurt but it just taking time to get use to them. If you need help ask a grow up ( like mom ) to help you out.
micki mouse roxx8
micki mouse roxx8
Posted July 19, 2012
my opinion is tht i h8 tampons and do not plan on using them cuz 1 time i made a homemade tampon and i stuck it up there and it hurt SOOO bad so i took it out and never tried it again.
logansgirl11
logansgirl11
Posted February 24, 2012
I personally prefer tampons. You don't have to change them as often (as long as you use the right absorbency) and pads feel gross when they start to get "full." Also, tampons aren't as complicated as they seem and you can swim in them, unlike pads.
Rish
Rish
Posted October 23, 2011
i dont promote anyone use tampons
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