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Would it be ok to wear tampons after c-section?

I had my son sept 10, and i didnt contract or go into labor. I'm very unconfertable wearing pads that I didn't know if it would be alright to start wearing tampons?

What anyone think?

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senthia

Asked by senthia at 2:35 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • my gyno said dont use tampons until the 6 week check-up with her. Ask your doctor, because its kinda risky
    staceybelly9

    Answer by staceybelly9 at 2:36 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Don't do it. the pads are equiped to handle the flow from having a child, it's different from having a baby than a normal period. I also had a c-section and I was amazed at how much I was bleeding.
    mehamil1

    Answer by mehamil1 at 2:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • No. The shedding of the lining after birth is the same process rather you had a vaginal or a c-section delivery. Using a tampon can lead to a serious infection. Stick with night time pads.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 2:45 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Sorry hun but you gotta use pads for now!
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 2:51 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • I agree with the previous posts. They all took the words right outta my mouth, actually.
    ThaMCE

    Answer by ThaMCE at 2:53 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • Wait until your regular period resumes before starting with tampons.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:15 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • thank you all, guess ill just have to suck it up and stick it out...
    thank you lots
    senthia

    Answer by senthia at 7:48 PM on Oct. 22, 2009

  • You should never wear a tampon during post pardum bleeding. You can get a serious infection. Once you have your first period, you can wear a tampon though.
    sylviapike26

    Answer by sylviapike26 at 11:06 AM on Oct. 23, 2009

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