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How many hours can a pad be worn ?

is it okay to wear a pad for over 8-12 hours? sometimes the flow isn t much, is it okay?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
It is ok if flow is not that much but it shoud be a good quality pad and suits to your body pattern.You can change the pad at about 3 to 4 hrs if it is possible for you to prevent the wet patches and further infection.
consult your gynecologist for better guidance.
Answered: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi rachel,

Welcome to HCM.
It is not the duration but the wetness of pad that counts. If the pad is soaked, then the longer you wear the higher the possibility that you could get fungal infection.
If the pad is perfectly dry there is no harm in wearing it for 8 to 10 hrs. Once the pad gets wet then you should change it at least in 4 hours, for better hygiene.
Wish you all the best.
Answered: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
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