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Is it safe to use tampons?

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hi , i am from india , female age 21 with no previous medical history. i want to start using tampons, my parents have some concerns regarding this. they belive we shuldnt be using tampons befor marrage and it might cause cancer or tumer or some kind on deadly infection. so,is it safe to use it ?
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You can use it cautiously.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Tampons should be used very carefully in case of unmarried females as the vaginal opening is very small. If used carelessly, you may lose your virginity. Its use is not associated with development of any types of tumors or cancers. Adequate precautions need XXXXXXX followed to avoid any infections.
You must be comfortable enough with your body that you can insert and remove tampons, and you must be mindful enough to change the tampon frequently to avoid any deadly infections.
Change your tampon every 4 to 8 hours, and do not use tampons overnight.
It is best to use tampons only during the heavy flow and use external pads at the beginning and end of the period.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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