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heavy flow, but tampon not absorbing blood

By Anonymous January 5, 2019 - 6:47pm
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I started my period about two minutes thus ago, and used a tampon when i first got it. (a tampon for light flows). I was bleeding a lot but the tampon barely absorbed anything, and it hurt like death to take out. Today, I had a very heavy period and put in another light tampon and yet again, it seemed like the tampon hadn’t absorbed anything, and it hurt so bad to take out. what should i do?

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for posting.

Sometimes tampons are inserted incorrectly (usually they're not in far enough) and they might feel weird. The fact that it hurt when you pulled it out is likely because tampons are designed to expand in your body. When you pull out a dry tampon that's only been in your vagina a short time, it can be uncomfortable. You might be taking it out too soon. Also, try to relax when inserting it and when taking it out. See if this helps. If not, at least for the remainder of this period, you might need to use pads.


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