Clock Icon September 18, 2018 Beauty Tips

Does peeing with a tampon in affect urine flow?

The tampon is a kind of menstrual product for women during periods. It makes it easier for women to exercise, play sports, and swim than with pads. You have to put it inside your vagina. Because of this, you may wonder, “What will happen if I pee?” Don’t worry; it will not affect the urination at all. And it is also not necessary to change it after you pee.

In this article, we have described why the tampon doesn’t affect urination and how you should use it in the right way.

Why doesn’t tampon affect the urination flow?

You should put the tampon inside your vagina, and it seems like it might block urination. But it doesn’t. It will not affect urination at all. The urethra opens to your bladder, and it is just above your vagina.

Large lips cover the urethra and the vagina. They are the folds of tissues. When you open the folds, you will notice that what looked like one opening is two:

  • There will be a tiny opening near the front of your vagina. That is the exit of your urethra. It is a kind of tube that carries the urine from your bladder out of your body. There is the clitoris just above the urethra.
  • There is a larger vaginal opening underneath the urethra. The tampon goes there.

But remember, even the tampon doesn’t block urine flow; some pee may get on its string while the pee flows out of the body. Your urine is sterile unless you have a urinary tract infection (UTI).

Some women don’t like the smell or feeling of the wet string. To avoid that, you can do the following things:

  • You can hold the ropes to the side whenever you pee
  • You can also take it out when you pee and use the new one after drying yourself.

But it is only in the chosen case. So if you don’t want to do anything, you can. Tampon will not affect the flow of urine.

How do I use a tampon in the right way?

First of all, pick the right-sized tampon for you. If you don’t have accurate information about it, you can use the slender or junior size. It will be easy for you to insert.

If you have a heavy menstrual flow, you can use the super or super-plus size. Never use the tampon, which is more absorbent than your flow.

And also, use the applicator. The plastic applicators are easier to insert than the cardboard ones. But they are more expensive.

How do I insert the tampon correctly?

  • Before inserting, wash your hands properly with soap and water.
  • Sit comfortably. If you are standing, place one foot up on the toilet.
  • With one hand, open the folds of the skin around the opening of your vagina.
  • Hold the tampon applicator by its middle and slowly push it into the vagina.
  • Once the applicator goes inside, push the inner part of the applicator with the outer part.
  • After that, pull the outer tube of the vagina. Both of the elements of the applicators should come out.

You should feel comfortable when the tampon is inside the vagina. The string of tampon should hang out of the vagina. The string will help to pull it out later.

How often should you change your tampon?

Generally, it’s recommended to change your tampon every four to eight hours or when it’s saturated with blood. You can tell when it’s saturated because it will start staining your underwear. Try changing it within eight hours, even if your period is light. There will be a chance of growing bacteria if you leave it for longer. If the bacteria grows, it can get into your bloodstream and cause a severe illness called toxic shock syndrome (TSS).

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare case, but it can even happen. Look for medical care immediately if you suddenly begin running a fever and feel unwell.

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