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I've used tampons a few times when I'm on the lighter part of my period, but I haven't used them in at least six months because I'm really nervous and scared to. At least twice, the tampons have gotten stuck when they're almost all the way out (less than a cm left to take out), almost like they're sticking to my vagina. It is incredibly painful. The first time it happened I was able to pull it out after a few minutes, but the second time I had to sit in the bathtub to get it more wet so it would come out. Since the second time, I haven't used them. I want to know if this has happened to others besides me and also if there is something I could do to stop this from happening. I do want to use tampons because they are more convinient, etc. My doctor told me she didn't know what I could do beyond getting the tampon wet or putting some water in my vagina before putting in a tampon. I thought my period was heavy enough to use a regular tampon (I haven't found any light ones), but I'm not so sure.
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It sounds like the tampon is not saturated yet when you are trying to remove it which is why it is "sticking." Try finding "slim" or "light" tampons (any grocery store or drug store carries them) and try using one when your flow is maybe a little heavier.

You can also use a little bit of waterbased lubricant if you want to make things easier the first few times. Make sure it's waterbased and that you aren't using very much.

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Also, I'm not sure why your doctor suggested what she did, since it is not a good idea to force water inside the vagina.

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Yeah, I didn't think it was a good idea, nor very comfortable so I didn't put any water in there.
How exactly would I put the lube on the tampon? On the applicator or on the actual tampon (sinc that's what's getting stuck)?

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