Random pp bleeding question

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tanismom's picture
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Random pp bleeding question

feel like I should know the answer to this, but...
if I don't have any tearing or anything, can I use a tampon?

just getting irritated with the pads...

MrsMangoBabe's picture
Joined: 04/09/07
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I've always heard not to. I think there are concerns that they could increase the risk of infection.

jolly11sd's picture
Joined: 02/02/05
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I've always been told no too. I'm totally not a pad lover so the pp junk kills me.

kridda_88's picture
Joined: 01/28/08
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I've always been told and heard that it is a huge NO NO no matter what happened with birth because the infection rate is too high. I know what you mean though. With DS2 I wanted to use them so friggen bad, especially since my bleeding lasted for like 4 weeks, not heavy but enough that I had to use a pad. But yeah tampons can greatly increase the risk of infection to those sensitive healing tissues. If you tear or not the tissues do receive some damage.

jac81's picture
Joined: 11/22/10
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I was told no tampons until after my 6 week PP appointment.

Chimmy's picture
Joined: 08/03/01
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Not sure if you can get these where you are but I use the Always Ultra Thin's and that helps a lot - either way it's unpleasant & you get sore from wearing a pad for so long but at least you don't feel like you have a boat between your legs.

Sorry Mama. I sympathise!

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Joined: 09/06/04
Posts: 379

the Earth Momma Angel Baby Momma Bottom Balm works wonders for sore skin and chaffing too. I still use it every month with pad chaffing

http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/pregnancy/earth-mama-bottom-balm.html

my mom uses it for hemroids, DH used it with bad diarehea (yes this is the TMI page), I've used it on the kids. It's a staple in our medicine cabinet.