Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion) - page 4

by msnursecp

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Okay this is a lil embarrassing but it has been on my mind. I decided to post this in the nursing section with students who are already in the program. I am applying to nursing school right now and at my community college the... Read More


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    Thank goodness my program requires navy blue pants... I feel for you ladies who have to wear white!
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    our clinical scrubs are also white. I make sure and change my tampon each and every break, if I am worried before a break happens I just discuss it with the nurse I am working with that day. If you can't discuss your menstrual cycle with your clinical nursing staff then somethings wrong. I've never had a nurse tell me NO you can't go change your tampon. I usually use the heaviest flow tampon I can (ultra) that way I know it's unlikely I would ever leak. It's frustrating but hey we all have to deal with it.
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    I haven't read the other responses yet, but here's my 2 cents. We also have head to toe white. Boo! Anyways, I will wear a big over night pad and tampon on clinical days while I'm on my period. I also go to the restroom frequently to check things. A change of pants is a good idea as well. There are also the Diva Cup that I know a few girls use. They can be used up to 12 hours!
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    Join your nursing student association. Ours recently changed our all white uniform to navy and ceil blue. Use your resources. Good luck.
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    I had an extremely heavy flow during the last 10 years or so before I went through menopause, so the white uniform I wore in nursing school was a perpetual source of stress. I never did have an accident, but that was because I wore a super-plus tampon, a Poise pad, AND a Depends. Sometimes I still had to go change the tampon and pad every couple of hours, but I sure wasn't taking ANY chances!

    Later on, I got smart after hemorrhaging and passing out at work (H&H was 6.8/23 in the ER, necessitating a transfusion) and had an endometrial ablation that ended most of this nonsense. But that's only good for when you've had your family and don't want/need a hysterectomy; it was great for me because I was over 40 and long through with making babies. The periods dwindled over about a 2 1/2 year time span, and by the time I was 46 or 47, I was done.
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    We use light pink for our program, so whenever I have period I really have to be extra vigilant about my leaks!I usually bring an extra uniform in case!
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Not allowed to give medical advice here but I will share my experience. When I went on birth control pills 1) my periods got lighter, and 2) I was able to adjust start dates with the packages over a few months until I could tell exactly what day my period would start and end, within hours. No more periods on weekends, yay! If your flow is really that heavy and inconvenient, ask your gynecological caregiver (MD or ANP) for recommendations.
    Same here, no medical advice, but I went on the pill and skipped the placebo and started another pack right away. Bye, bye period. Before that it was double super-plus tampons and a panty liner for back up. I agree you should consult your provider.
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    Quote from Jessiey416
    our clinical scrubs are also white. I make sure and change my tampon each and every break, if I am worried before a break happens I just discuss it with the nurse I am working with that day. If you can't discuss your menstrual cycle with your clinical nursing staff then somethings wrong. I've never had a nurse tell me NO you can't go change your tampon. I usually use the heaviest flow tampon I can (ultra) that way I know it's unlikely I would ever leak. It's frustrating but hey we all have to deal with it.
    I don't know why you should even need to tell them you need to change your tampon--TMI. Just tell them you need a bathroom break.
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    Really?! I didn't know the uniform can be change like that. Good idea!
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    My uniform is all white. But i always when on my period use under pants, shorts. It never shows in the whites unlesss u do not check yourself. I started using tampons. i like them better than pads.


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