White Scrubs and That "Time of the Month". - page 4

Does any ladies here have to wear white or light scrubs? How do you deal with your cycle and possibly spotting? I have a heavy period, depending on what I take and eat, & im scared of spotting. I'm a... Read More

  1. by   applesxoranges
    You could try a menstrual cup. They supposedly last for 12 hours but you can change them sooner like 6 hours. I would dedicate a small bottle to rinse them out. Then have a panty liner in your underwear for break through bleeding. But I recommend getting used to them first before relying soley on them since you need to learn to insert them and to take them out.


    I used tampons prior to being sexually active. I always bleed through them though.
  2. by   LunaTunaPineapple
    Tampon (Super) + Panty Liner + Spandex . Never had an issue with this combo. My discomfort with Tampons usually occurred due to insertion at a bad angle, but you learn quick after a few times.
  3. by   Icooka4u
    Women accept a lot with no negotiation or push back. With the field of nursing being female dominated, a majority request for a dark colored bottom should be granted. Many women have heavy periods/fibroids making white bottoms an impractical request that puts us at risk for embarrassing accidents.


    I wonder if any nursing class has ever collectively asked or petitioned for a change of white uniform pants?

    Sidebar: I once turned down a nursing job at a small old fashion LTC facility in the 90s that required all nursed to where all white uniforms. The fact that they also requested you to wear your nursing hat should've been warning.
  4. by   applesxoranges
    Quote from Icooka4u
    Women accept a lot with no negotiation or push back. With the field of nursing being female dominated, a majority request for a dark colored bottom should be granted. Many women have heavy periods/fibroids making white bottoms an impractical request that puts us at risk for embarrassing accidents.


    I wonder if any nursing class has ever collectively asked or petitioned for a change of white uniform pants?

    Sidebar: I once turned down a nursing job at a small old fashion LTC facility in the 90s that required all nursed to where all white uniforms. The fact that they also requested you to wear your nursing hat should've been warning.
    Ours did manage to get them to change it. It went from white tops to black bottoms. They did get the scrub tops changed to these ugly zip up tops that I think were supposed to be chef tops but they switched back to button down tops. The tops were kind of cool since they had red and black (school colors) around the sleeves with the school patch on them. They still made us wear dorky white shoes
  5. by   Icooka4u
    Speaking from personal experience and having friends that also have fibroid issues, we will always be at risk for accidents, unless we’re running to the bathroom for personal hygiene every 35-45mins. Menstrual flow for us is like hemorrhaging. I’ve tried the the Merina (IUD), and twice it spontaneously expelled itself. Maybe a Diva Cup (menstrual cup), and the new Always MAXI Pads Extra Heavy Overnight with Flexi Wings that have that bigger wider back part wrapped in light purple...

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