Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion) - page 5

by msnursecp | 7,599 Views | 44 Comments

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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    Quote from MsMarvel2013
    I've been looking for one of these. What's the app called?
    I use Period Diary. Free and helps me keep up with when I'm due to start.
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    When my flow is super heavy and I know I won't be able to change at the drop of a hat, I double up on heavy flow tampons. Side by side, not tandem, obviously. lol
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    Quote from Jaynie_Marie
    I used to have to wear kahki colored pants at a previous job so I understand the need for a protection that won't leak! What I found works the best for me is a menstrual cup (diva/moon cup/lunette/etc)...it holds much more than a tampon and is cheaper than continuing to purchase tampons every month (more eco friendly, as well, if you're concerned about that). On my heavy days I also wear a panty liner if I know/suspect I may not be able to get to the bathroom when needed, but even so it very rarely leaks...I love it and would never even consider going back to tampons!
    I have an IUD and no longer get periods because of it, but I totally agree about the menstrual cup option... it's also a lot better for your body and safer for extended use.
    Jill2Shay likes this.
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    I use a diva cup most of the time. They're great but for heavy flow days... well... think of how bad it can get with a tampon overflowing. Now imagine a cup *full* of blood leaking. It's not pretty and can get really messy, really fast. There's a period (ha) of time where my flow is too heavy and the amount of blood flowing into the cup is more than it can handle because of the air displacement. There's only four tiny holes to allow the air to leave when it's displaced by blood. Yeah.
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    ^Yeah. Gotta keep that in mind when if I decide in a diva cup and end up having the "nurse of action" days with complex wound care, a bariatric patient, and a code happens...ewwwwow...


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