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What can be the cause of abdominal pain experienced only while a tampon is inserted?

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2014-12-18 05:51:29
2014-12-18 05:51:29

There are a few reasons why tampons may be hurting you:

  1. You're not relaxed enough during insertion.
  2. You're not inserting the tampon high enough.
  3. You're using too high an absorbency for your flow.
  4. You're allergic to something in the tampons you're using.
  5. The tampon is increasing your cramps.
  6. The tampon is expanding into your cervix.

If you continue having problems with tampons consider other options:

  • Pads (commercial, organic, or cotton).
  • Period underwear.
  • Interlabial pads.
  • Free flow.
  • Menstrual release.
  • Menstrual sponges.
  • Menstrual cups.
  • Diaphragms.
  • Softcups.
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2009-12-05 19:43:50
2009-12-05 19:43:50

it used to happen to me its from not inserting a tampon the right way

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