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Using Pads: How Often Should I Change Them?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

If I am using pads, how do I know when to change them?

 

Lizzie

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Dear Lizzie,

You can see the collection of menstrual fluid on the pad. When it covers a great deal of the pad then you need to change it. You can change a pad anywhere from 4–6 hours. You may need to change it sooner if it becomes saturated and begins to smell.

 

Good luck!

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Rockstar09
Rockstar09
Posted April 27, 2012
@Lizzy, I can answer your second question. No! You should NOT wear tampons if you're not on your period. Tampons can absorb normal vaginal moisture putting you at a greater risk for TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). You should only wear liners if you have discharge but not your period. Hope I helped! Rockstar09
xxGeorgie13xx
xxGeorgie13xx
Posted January 31, 2012
Lizzy, that's not how you ask questions on beinggirl, you have to go to the ask the experts, then at the top there should be a thing which says ask here, they're not gonna reply to comments.
avrilfan999
avrilfan999
Posted September 30, 2011
Dear being girl, What happens in a pelvic exam? -Lizzy
avrilfan999
avrilfan999
Posted September 30, 2011
Dear Being girl, When I'm not having my period, can i still wear tampons because they are comfy to me? -Lizzy
avrilfan999
avrilfan999
Posted September 30, 2011
Dear Being Girl, I'm 13, and feel ready to go to the gyn. Should i get my 1st Pap or pelvic exam yet? Sincerely, Elizabeth
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