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Is It Safe To Use Tampons Or Menstrual Cups After C-Section Delivery?

Tampons are easy, and they are the ones that are used more lately. Tampons are increasingly finding favor among the younger generation of women for their ease of use and as a double protection along with the sanitary pads.

But did you ever wonder what is better- sanitary napkins, tampons, menstrual cups or period panties? Even though you know, tampons are a luxurious item

When it comes to talking about the C- section, the vagina turns really weak and there is a constant need to protect your reproductive system from all the unwanted infections. 

Is It Safe To Use Tampons Or Menstrual Cups After C-Section Delivery?

Is It Safe To Use Tampons Or Menstrual Cups After C-Section Delivery?

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The question whether one should use tampons to catch the heavy menstrual flow after a C- section delivery or not?

The question whether one should use tampons to catch the heavy menstrual flow after a C- section delivery or not?

The answer is both a yes and a no.

Though there is no problem using a tampon or menstrual cup.

Though there is no problem using a tampon or menstrual cup.

But the risk of infection would most likely hamper her wound healing. 

Also, new moms are very busy caring for their baby. 

Also, new moms are very busy caring for their baby. 

There might even be a slight chance that they forget to change their tampon. 

The dirty tampon would accumulate all the dirt and germs, in turn, increasing the risk of TSS. 

The dirty tampon would accumulate all the dirt and germs, in turn, increasing the risk of TSS. 

The human vagina normally has some bacteria which are harmless to women. But if they overgrow they produce a toxic substance. 

The human vagina normally has some bacteria which are harmless to women. But if they overgrow they produce a toxic substance. 

The substance is called Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). This can cause a high-grade fever in women along with fatigue and faintness. However, if one can safely change a tampon in a duration of 4 hours, one is safe to use tampons. But if not, you should stick to sanitary napkins. 

When can one safely start using tampons? 

When can one safely start using tampons? 

As soon as you feel that you can start using tampons safely, you can start doing that. Six weeks after the C- section is the right time because all the post pregnancy wounds heal by then. 

Does the same go with the menstrual cups and sanitary napkins? 

Does the same go with the menstrual cups and sanitary napkins? 

Similar principles apply to the use of menstrual cups also, and one needs to remove them and wash them every 3-4 hours.

Sanitary pads remain a safe option any time as they are placed outside the body. 

Sanitary pads remain a safe option any time as they are placed outside the body. 

There are pads called the maternity pads. They catch the heavy flow of blood in the initial few days after delivery and so are safe.

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