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11 Jan 2006

please tell me, I use tampons for my period but now a collegue told me that her ginegologist said that is bad and one must rather use pads because all the blood don't get out of your body with tampons and that can influence your change on having a baby? is that true? thanks Hanna
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Hanna,
No, you can use tampons safely - but you must change them at least every 6 hours even if the flow is light to prevent infection. Also ensure that your hands are clean when inserting the tampon. Years ago, the tampons were made of another type of material that caused serious infections and sterility but these days they are much safer.
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