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How often are you supposed to change a pad?

Ive never worn them before. How often to change them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Jan. 10, 2011 in Health

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  • whenever it's necessary. it depends on your flow.

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • yeah during the day i probably change mine every 4 hours, no longer than 6... but i sleep with one on at night though and i try to get a full 8 hours sleep

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Every few hours, whenever you feel it needs it. I usually change my pad/tampon whenever I use the bathroom.

    Answer by elwalters77 at 1:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I always chance mine everytime I go to the bathroom. I can't wear tampons anymore due to my second child. I get dizzy and nauseous. You can wait until it full, but I hate the smell so that's why I change mine so often.

    Answer by amber1330 at 1:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • every time I use the restroom.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 1:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • Some pads break apart with activity (walking, moving around at work, etc) after many hours, so even if you aren't dealing with a heavy flow, its probably good to change it after 4-6 hours if it has a tendency to do that.

    Answer by SandyHack at 1:24 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • I do every couple of hours

    Answer by shivasgirl at 1:54 AM on Jan. 11, 2011

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