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Help Please on Periods - Warning this is going to be graphic

(12 Posts)
mistypeaks Sat 24-Feb-07 22:10:03

Since having dd2 7 months ago I can't seem to use tampons effectively anymore. Its not a case of pain they just seem to leak, I don't think it's an absobancy issue as when removed they're not 'full' it just seems to be from the sides. I don't think it's lax muscles either as dh has reported that it seems 'tighter' if anything - in fact we're convinced the midwife put an extra stitch in!!
Anyone got any experience/advice on this?

Mercy Sat 24-Feb-07 22:23:09

Are you inserting the tampon high enough?

I certainly have found a slight loss of sensation and rather than 'feeling' it's inserted properly I have to make sure on a practical level, if that makes sense.

Catilla Sat 24-Feb-07 22:25:11

If you are a bit drier then perhaps it doesn't expand enough to collect all the flow?
Personally I always found Lillets better than Tampax for this reason... have you tried different brands?

Also - try a Mooncup? Seals round the edge so no leak problems.

Califrau Sat 24-Feb-07 22:32:14

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MrsJohnCusack Sat 24-Feb-07 22:53:18

oh am with Califrau - the same happened here
tampons just spent their whole time on the way back to the outside world.

mistypeaks Sat 24-Feb-07 23:53:46

mooncup? Never heard of them!!

SlightlyMadScientist Sat 24-Feb-07 23:55:24

google mooncup.

Little silicon cup inserted into fanjo - reusuable....LOADS of threads about them

mistypeaks Sat 24-Feb-07 23:56:59

Thanks for the help. Will try. Hope they work - So fed up of 'crinkling' when I walk!!!

Califrau Sat 24-Feb-07 23:59:35

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mistypeaks Sun 25-Feb-07 00:02:52

Thanks loads. Will give it a go. Not so sure about the testimonial about 'enjoying your period' though!!

Califrau Sun 25-Feb-07 00:05:36

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pirategirl Tue 27-Feb-07 15:35:08

I thought that stitches were nearer the entrance, in my exp, and maybe inside is roomier now, hence the tampon moving. My tampons were the same for about 2 yrs after having dd, had 2nd degree tear, and they were very vertically challenged lol.

Got myself on the pill, no more periods, bliss.

If i wasnt on pill i might be tempted witht the mooncup tho.

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