That’s the feeling of your period leaking! It’s always a great idea to wear a panty liner with your tampon just in case to catch leaks.
If you have a very heavy flow and only have a regular tampon, then you may want to wear a heavy absorbency panty liner or even a pad instead. Leaks are usually heavier when you have a heavy flow. Wearing a tampon is if you think you will be in a situation where you will not get the opportunity to change your tampon such as a long hike, a long exam, or meeting.
Every time you use the toilet, give your tampon string a light tug. If the tampon seems to move or slide out easily then that means the tampon is fully saturated and ready to be changed!
Usually this is a sign that you’ve just caught your tampon before it leaks! Give the string a tug and you should find that it’s ready to be changed :).
Sometimes you may find that the tampon isn’t ready to be changed or that the tampon isn’t fully saturated yet. Your tampon may look like it’s only absorbed period on one side and then started to leak out. If this is the case, it’s ready to be changed anyways since it’s already leaking.
Maybe you’ve decided to wear your super hot white pants on a heavy flow and really don’t want to risk a leak ;). Whatever the case may be, just check your tampon every hour or every chance you get to use the bathroom.
Using tampons puts you at risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). The following is a list of TSS symptoms but only one or two symptoms may occur:
- Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more)
- Red rash that looks like sunburn on any part of your body
- Dizziness or feeling faint when standing upUsing tampons puts you at risk of contracting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). These are TSS symptoms but only one or two symptoms may occur.