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03 Apr 2006

Teenage Periods
Hi,
My daughter, who is 12 years old, but quite a big girl has started her periods and is very heavy. I would like to know can a girl of her age use tampons and if so, is there a specific type for teenagers.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Anon Mother
Yes they can use tampons but don't force it if it does not slip in easily - start with the smallest one from lilets and let her practice with it, wearing a pad too - as she gets more comfortable with it you could maybe use a tampon that will absorb the heavier flow. Use Synflex or something similar to reduce the flow if it is very heavy ( ask your doc for a prescription)
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