The goal of using a tampon is to stay feeling fresh throughout the day, therefore replacing your pad every 4 hours or so is recommended. If you have a higher volume of flow, it may be necessary to change it more frequently. Every female is unique in her way. When you visit the bathroom, make sure to check it every time. A feeling of dampness or wetness, the appearance of stains, or the fact that the pad feels heavy in your underwear is all possible.
All of them are indications that the tampon may be completely packed. In this scenario, you should switch to a new one. One of the most effective ways to determine whether or not your tampon needs replacement is to gently pull on it. If the string begins to pull out easily, then it is time to replace it; if it doesn’t, this usually indicates that you can wait a little longer. Just keep in mind that tampons should be changed every 4 to 6 hours and not longer than 8 hours.
Change Tampons after 3 to 5 Hours
While on your period, make sure you’re wearing a tampon that’s saturated and needs to be changed every 3 to 5 hours or so. You must replace them at minimum every 4 to 8 hours to help prevent an uncommon but potentially dangerous condition known as (TSS) toxic shock syndrome
On every day of your period, you should always wear the tampon with the lowest absorbency necessary for the volume of menstrual bleeding you are experiencing at the time.
When to change your tampon? Signs or Indications
- Feeling wet
That’s what it feels like when your menstruation is leaking! To catch any leaks, it is always advisable to wear a pants liner along with your tampon while you are using one.
Wearing a heavy absorbent panty liner or an absorbent pad may be preferable if your period is exceptionally heavy and you only have a standard tampon on hand. When there is a lot of flow, leaks are frequently more noticeable. In the case of an extended trek, an extended exam, or a conference, it is best to use a tampon because you may not have the opportunity to replace your pad during the duration of the event.
- The tampon is sliding out while tugging on its string
Every time you go to the toilet, give the tampon string a gentle tug to keep it in place. If the tampon appears to be moving or sliding out easily, this indicates that the tampon has become fully saturated and is ready to be changed!
- When you see blood on its string
Ordinarily, this indicates that you have caught your tampon in time before it leaks out. Take a tug on the string to see whether it is ready to be replaced.
- Keep an eye
Perhaps you’ve decided to wear your very hot white trousers on a high flow day and don’t want to take the chance of a leak. No matter what the situation is, just be best to inspect your tampon at short intervals or whenever you have a chance to use the washroom.