Question about tampons - possibly tmi

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hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 17:50:13

When you pee wearing a tampon does it get wet?

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Sarahlou63 Wed 17-Jul-19 17:51:46

Guess you were washing your hair on the day your school did human biology huh?

ihatethecold Wed 17-Jul-19 17:52:27

really op?

PurpleDaisies Wed 17-Jul-19 17:54:05

Only if you per through your vagina.

RochelleGoyle Wed 17-Jul-19 17:54:43

What? Where do you think the tampon goes OP?

AppropriateAdult Wed 17-Jul-19 17:55:33

The string might get a bit wet, but not the tampon itself.

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 17:56:11

Yes. I know pee comes from the urethra. I'm not stupid. But for whatever reason when I pee wearing a tampon it gets soaked so I'm assuming there's something going wrong down there.

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LuckyLou7 Wed 17-Jul-19 17:56:27

School's out for summer, by the sounds of it. Google female anatomy. That will answer your question.

stucknoue Wed 17-Jul-19 17:57:22

It depends on your anatomy, some people have their urethra slightly different placed

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 17:57:40

Thanks for the patronising answers though. hmm

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BuildBuildings Wed 17-Jul-19 17:59:01

If your tampon is getting wet could it be you're wearing it too far down in your vagina?

sqeakywheel Wed 17-Jul-19 17:59:52

I think you're not inserting it far enough in. None of the tampon should be anywhere near the vulva. Maybe try a smaller size?

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 18:01:26

Thanks BuildBuildings I have fibroids so wonder if that's part of the problem. Sometimes when I put a tampon in (tampax applicator) it almost tips round and comes back out - hard to explain.

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hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 18:02:29

I push the applicator as far as I can and need super duper super plus ones unfortunately. And a sanitary towel.

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LilyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-19 18:03:03

Just swinging by to say that the OP has been around for some time.

AnyFucker Wed 17-Jul-19 18:03:52

The string might do but not the tampon itself

Unless a) you have a fistula between your urethra and your vagina b) you are peeing into a puddle and sitting in it c) you are peeing standing on your head

a) is unlikely.

AnyFucker Wed 17-Jul-19 18:05:55

Actually, joking aside. Mine sometimes "double back" but they don't get wet unless I sit in the bath for ages.

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 18:09:40

I'm wondering about a fistula @AnyFucker I couldn't remember what it was called.

I'll mention it to my obgyn the next time I see him.

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AnyFucker Wed 17-Jul-19 18:12:59

Ok. I hope it isn"t that and your gynae can put your mind at rest.

Have you given birth ?

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 18:20:59

Yes, twice.

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Earlyriser Wed 17-Jul-19 18:22:32

Mine sometimes gets wet but I think I have a prolapse and sometimes my tampon works its way down to the entrance.
You did not deserve these patronising responses.

hopeishere Wed 17-Jul-19 18:26:20

I also have a prolapse. It's a massacre down there!!

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LuckyLou7 Wed 17-Jul-19 18:28:22

You need to see your gynaecologist, it's probably the prolapse causing this.
Sorry about the school's out comment, I thought you were the tampon troll again.

babysharkah Wed 17-Jul-19 18:28:27

Yes and why I don't use them. The bloody (pun not intended) skirts that tampax insist on using have rendered them pointless to me.

Jambalaya76 Wed 17-Jul-19 18:29:01

Yep same happens to me. I've had 2 kids. I often have to change other wise it leaks wee

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