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Okay, so i am 15 and i really really need to wear a tampon...pads aredriving me bananas! But, my dillema here is i can't get it in...It burns sooo bad i start crying...and then it doesn't go all the way in and its half way and i can't get it in or out...cause its like glued.and i get so sccared...but once i get it wet it slide right out...but i can't get it in at all, and i really need to...But i'm also terrified cause it hurts so bad...:(

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replied December 10th, 2010
Menstruation Answer A17697
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You should consider getting yourself examined by a gynecologist to see what could be the problem (if you are using the correct size of it). Sometimes anatomical problems of vagina (eg, septate vagina) also result in inability to put in tampons. Do not be hard on yourself to get the tampon in, it might hurt you and result in bleeding etc. If any anatomical problem is detected, you might need to get a surgery done (vaginoplasty) to fix it.
Take care.

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