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For those of you who still get a regular period.... adult content

How many tampons and/or pads do you go through each month. What absorbency do you use? I'm asking because I think mine is out of wack..I go through a whole box (18-22 count) super plus tampons and about 12 pads each month. That's horrible.


Asked by josiesmommy00 at 2:11 PM on Jun. 4, 2013 in Health

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  • That does seem like a lot of bleeding. I'd ask your doc about it.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:34 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • That's way more than I use in any given month. I don't know exact count because they usually last me a little while. Have you brought this up to your GYN?

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:22 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • I like to use Always Infinity pads. (overnight size) On my heaviest days, I probably go thru a pad every couple of hours. The rule of thumb I've always heard, is that if you go thru more than 1 pad or 1 tampon an hour, it's time to seek medical attention.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:25 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • After my tubal ligation my periods were a lot worse and I was having them every 14-18 days and they were heavy as hell. I finally had a procedure down that stopped my periods and it was done in the doctors office its self. I have been periods free over a year and I am loving it.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • I don't use pads except very rarely. I go through 16-20 tampons regular absorbency each month.

    Answer by missanc at 2:37 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • If you're done having kids, ask about an endometrial ablation!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:49 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • I generally use about a dozen pads and maybe five super tampons? I really only use the supers because the regulars leak more. And I change a pad after a few hours even if I don't absolutely have to, because they get all crunched up an uncomfortable.

    Answer by SWasson at 2:58 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • that does seem like alot have you talked to your obgyn about it?

    Answer by Sillylins at 3:12 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • i go through a lot
    i have to take Lysteda at the beginning of my period otherwise i use a super plus every 30-45 mins
    i think its somehow related to my IUD

    Answer by feralxat at 3:40 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

  • that seems like an awful lot. i bought a jumbo pack of regular absorbency pads (72 i think) and its lasted me through 3 periods so far. mine are rarely heavy and only last about 3-4 days.

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:52 PM on Jun. 4, 2013

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