how long to really leave tampon in?
ive googled it and people are saying 3-8 hours which just seems like too much of a difference.
- VickiLv 43 weeks agoBest Answer
Depends on the type of tampon and how much you bleed. The smaller the tampon (I'm trying to figure out how to explain that better... I mean, like the ones that say "for light flow") are closer to 3. If you actually have a light flow. Light bleeding, or spotting.
If it's a heavier flow and you have the right tampon for that, then you can leave it in for 8 hours. As long as you don't bleed more than the tampon can absorb within that 8 hours.
- EdnaLv 73 weeks ago
There's no preferred length of time. Leave the tampon in until it can't absorb any more blood or until it begins leaking. It might be 4 hours, or it might be 8 hours, jjust depending upon how heavy the menstrual flow is.
"Light" or "Junior" tampons absorb less flow; "Super" tampons absorb more. Pick the one that best meets your needs.
- nannyf2Lv 43 weeks ago
I wouldnt leave a tampon in for more then 3 hours. Definately not 8, not only unhygenic but risk of infection. Overnight use Pads.
- PAMELALv 73 weeks ago
I was once told by my doctor to leave a tampon in no more than 4 hours, and never all night, wear a pad at night.
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- KangarooLv 73 weeks ago
6 - 8 hours is fine, or longer overnight.
- 3 weeks ago
uhmmm no you do NOT leave a tampon in for 8 hours. I would say 3 the most.
- geessewereaboveLv 73 weeks ago
Each person is different! My system stayed so moist that I could not even use them!
Pray to GOD for this answer.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
It depends on when you can get to the bathroom. More than eight hours is too long. It increases the risk of toxic shock syndrome.