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I have read in the forum how a number of women have this same question, but no answer. I have been experiencing a water like liquid filling my tampon during my period. Sometimes it a gush that over flows and wets through my pants. I have visited a doctor and have had STD, pregnancy and other tests but without a diagnoses? Is it possible that I have a cyst or something that leaks when my cervix opens durin my menses? Please help.
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replied January 6th, 2010
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I don't want to sound condescending but are you sure you have inserted it correctly? If the tampon is not completely inside the vagina, it can soak up liquid from the bath, urine stream, or any other liquid that the tampon may come into contact with.
Have you experienced the same thing when using a pad? You might want to use pads for a while and see if the same thing occurs. If it does not happen with a pad, then you may want to make sure you have inserted the tampon correctly and completely.
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replied January 7th, 2010
Thank you for your response. I am aware that this subject is odd, but I am 33 years old, had two children and well aware of where a tampon goes so this isn't the problem. I have used pads which also absorb this liquid, but thought by using a tampon, I could see how much would actually soak up.
I had an appointment today for the ultrasound and they suspect a cyst ruptured since I've had problems with cysts in the past. Although this really doesn't answer the question exactly, atleast I know nothing is concerning to the doctor at this time.
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replied January 8th, 2010
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Can you keep us posted on the outcome of this? I have never heard of this so I would like to know if it is caused by cyst or something else.
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replied January 8th, 2010
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I'm with gotquestions1524: Please keep us posted on what the doctor finds. I have never heard of this either. I looked up ruptured cysts on a medical website and found that they are fluid filled sacs. But symptoms of a rupture usually include a bloody discharge, bloating, menstrual- type pain, fever, vomiting, nausea... So, I did not mention it in my previous post. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule and I'm certainly not going to go against the advice of a medical professional.
Hope they find out what is wrong soon and can correct it.
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replied January 21st, 2012
Tampons soaked with water during menstrual cycle.
I Been having the same issue and im not sure but Ive been seraching the net for answers and I think its a dropped bladder ladies.
A fallen bladder or referred to by the medical term cystocele, is a condition that affects women.

So ask your doctors about this, I cant believe the doctors are clueless to this! Wow! I hope this helps.
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replied January 21st, 2012
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Thanks for the information, wonderwoman1. I'd heard of a prolapsed bladder but didn't know exactly what it was. I will certainly file this away for future reference.
Thanks again.
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replied May 27th, 2013
Hi All,
I have had this problem for several years and often found the tampon to be sodden with just a couple of tiny spots of blood (I also checked the smell to see if this was urine and it was clear). The doctor didn't take it seriously and suggested that I was urinating on the string of the tampon and it was travelling up, or that I was in early menopause (I was 3Cool. I had hormone tests that showed I was fine, but then started spotting constantly and had sharp pain during sex. They put this down to my IUD. I happened to go to a routine health check with a locum doctor a few weeks ago and she was immediately concerned, so sent me to see a gynaecologist. It seems that an IUD can cause hydrosalpinges (blocked tubes) which if left untreated can then leak clear fluid into the vagina. I am now with a specialist, so hopefully it will be sorted out very soon, but it explains the water. This may not be the cause for everyone, but it should be explored and not ignored as mine was.
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replied January 31st, 2014
Re: Tampons soaked with water during menstrual cycle.
I too am experiencing this rather embarrassing problem. I am 45 and have had 2 cases of precancerous cells which resulted in surgery called LLETZ where they lazer off the dodgy cells. I don't know if this has something to do with it but I have now gone from mild leaking mid cycle to heavy watery substance running down my legs from mid cycle all the way through 2 period. I am now using ten a pads 2 absorb it and even they get full quickly and overflow. I can't leave the house when it's at its worst. I have been to gp's who tell me I have 2 live with it cause it's ovulation mucus, but I am going to a gyno nxt wk, so fingers crossed.
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replied September 16th, 2014
clear, odorless liquid during period
I am also experiencing this and I don't have an IUD. It's a clear, odorless liquid that fills up my tampon and even gets by it if I sneeze! SOMEONE has to have a clue about this. Im 38 years old, never had kids, married with a healthy sex life, and physically active. I really don't think it has anything to do with cysts or a prolapsed bladder. Though my cramps are award winning...
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