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redfoxlaine
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I'm 26 years old (been coming to this forum since forever! Thank god for scarleteen!) and I've recently stopped having periods. Definitely not pregnant (no sex, boo) I was concerned. I don't want to get pregnant right now, but want to make sure everything's primed and ready to go when I am... I went to the doctor and she gave me a medication to "kickstart" my cycle. Boy did that ever work! I don't think I've ever had such a heavy period. [Eek!] But now I'm having a bit of a problem. I almost never use pads, and only panty liners when just spotting, I've used tampons my entire life. I've never had problems with them being uncomfortable, now, I can feel the danged thing all day, and it hurts... Dryness is definitely not the problem. Everything slides around nice and easy, and there's more liquid than I knew my body was capable of holding... It's in all the way, as far as it will go, I feel like I can feel the rope right at the bottom part ofmy vag. The discomfort goes away as soon as I take it out, but then the deluge continues. I work all day and sitting in juicy underpants with a soaked pad just sucks.... (sorry for the imagery) IT's the same brand I've always used (tampax pearl). What gives? Does anyone have tips for making this more comfortable?

Thanks all!!!
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Karybu
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Is it just the string that's bothering you? If so, have you tried tucking it up into your vagina so that it isn't hanging out? Another thing you may want to look into is a menstrual cup of some kind - there are disposable ones and reusable ones, and neither has any part that sits outside the vagina.

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