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Very Light Period?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Around the third or fourth day of my period, I find that removing my tampon is painful, i.e., it feels like my insides are being pulled out. I use a lower absorbency; my first three days or so I use Tampax Super tampons and then switch to Tampax Slender Regular tampons. However, even the regular tampons cause discomfort when removing them. I have an average flow the first few days and it then tapers off some. Thanks for your help!





Dear Kelly,

Try Tampax Pearl Lites tampons. This is the lowest absorbency tampon especially-designed for protection on light flow days.


Good luck,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted May 30, 2014
I wish I had a very light period! I soaked a regular tampon in 30 minutes this morning (I'm on my 5th day of my period). The last period, I could use light pads and changed them every 5 hours and now, this period, I have to change my pad every 30 minutes to 1 hour. Is this something to see a doctor about?
Posted September 02, 2012
PLH36, there is no need to worry. I got my period a few years ago and my first like 2 or 3 periods were very light and only lasted a couple or days. Your flow will most likely become a bit heavier. But even if its never really a heavy flow, you should be thankful, less stress.
Posted July 27, 2012
This is unneeded but first comment! Oh, and I started my period on June 26th, and it is EXTREMELY light, I've only had 2 periods, and when I do get my period it only happens once a day. I'm worried my flow will stay light FOREVER (I mean I don't want a heavy flow I just don't want to have as much of a light flow as I do.). Will my period EVER get heavier or will it stay EXTREMELY light forever?! PLEASE HELP!
Posted July 27, 2012
Light tampons are great! Super comfy and pulling them out doesn't even hurt! Hope this helps


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