Great question! I’m not sure if this is medically true (you’ll need to see what our health expert Sandy has to say for the real deal), but when I use tampons it can sometimes seem like my period is shorter. Most likely that’s because I find them easy to use…no muss no fuss. I’m really interested to see what Sandy has to say about this.
I’ve always thought that my period seems shorter when I use tampons vs. pads, but I think it’s because I’m more aware of the pads than I am the tampons. No matter what you use, your period will last the same amount of time.
You know, I have actually wondered the same thing before! My period suddenly ended while I was wearing a tampon and I thought to myself, “I wonder if that was why.” However, the professional side of me will say that I have never read or heard any information about there being differences in length of period depending on whether you wear a pad or a tampon.
Peer Answer: Pads can be worn whenever, either on or off your period. They can be used as back-up support for those times when you're uncertain about the day you're period is going to start. I, and a lot of other...Learn More
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