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Added April 25, 2013
Dear BeingGirl Experts,
I have a discharge between my periods. Is it safe to use tampons then?
Tampons should not be used for absorbing vaginal discharge. Tampons are designed for menstrual protection only and should not be worn for any other reason. When inserted into a vagina where there is no menstrual fluid, the tampon absorbs too much moisture from the walls of the vagina, changing the environment. This change may put you at a higher risk for toxic shock syndrome when you are not menstruating. If you want to protect your underwear from daily discharge use a pantiliner.
Hope this is helpful,
Your BeingGirl Experts
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