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eryn_smiles
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I've just started using tampons as pads were causing me some chafing. On the first day of bleeding i inserted a regular size tampon into my vagina. I pushed it in as far as it would go and i think it was up against my cervix.

From straight after putting it in, i have leakage of blood (not a lot) onto my underwear- im sure its not because the tampon is soaked. So i've been wearing liners with the tampons everyday. Is this supposed to happen?

I can also feel the tampon slowly moving down towards the vaginal opening, especially when i pass bowel motions. Does this mean i should use a bigger size? Or is this normal?

My bleedings not especially heavy and i change the tampons every few hours

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Leabug
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If it's happening right after inserting the tampon, you likely do not have the tampon in correctly. While tampons can leak if they're starting to get full of blood, they shouldn't leak much right at the start. You may not have had it in far enough, potentially, especially if you feel like it's coming out (it's normal to feel the tampon when you have a bowel movement though).

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