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    Prolific Poster tanismom's Avatar
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    Default 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...
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    I've always heard not to. I think there are concerns that they could increase the risk of infection.
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    I've always been told no too. I'm totally not a pad lover so the pp junk kills me.
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)


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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.
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    I was told no tampons until after my 6 week PP appointment.
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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.

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    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/pr...ttom-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.

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