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pix
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ok, i've been wearing tampons for about two years, and believe it or not, i've never ended up swimming during my period. but i'm just wondering, are you supposed to change your tampon before you go into the water? or if i've only been wearing it an hour or so can i just use that one? also, should i take it out right after? or is it okay to leave it in for a while... and if so how long?
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Nope.Not unless it has been in there for over 4 hours, and you are heavy. I know when my girlfriends and I go swimming if they are on their period when they get out they change their Tampon just in case.Plus to water can get up in you vagina and the tampon could soak up the water.
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Yea I think it depends on how heavy your flow is also..If you feel you need to change before than ok...But theres nothing to be worried about. I felt the same until my friend toldme it was ok..and I did! Wa-la! It was not as weird as expected..Also, yes, water gets soaked up in the tampon soemtimes and when you contract your vagina or get out of the water it feels like your tampons leaking but its really just water. I spent most of the time inthe pool feeling under my bathing suit to feel if I was leaking

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quote:
Originally posted by pix:
are you supposed to change your tampon before you go into the water? or if i've only been wearing it an hour or so can i just use that one?

You don't have to change your tampon before you go swimming. Well, you might want to if it is very full so you don't have to get out of the pool, but other than that, no. And after you're done swimming, you can leave the tampon in.


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