My Teen Daughter is Done Staining During Periods

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Registered: 02-01-2013
My Teen Daughter is Done Staining During Periods
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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 12:13am

Hello everyone,

When i was a teen i barely had any staining issues,specially since i never had heavy flows.That way i feel i am just lucky.But my daughter who is 14,has stained a couple of times now.But her most embarrassing stain was quite recent,right after her gym class.She is very inactive during those days and moody too.I hate to see her this way.She uses tampons and pads.I will never suggest her use a cup so young.So i need to know how she can avoid staining.Suggestions please.

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Registered: 08-25-2000

The only way I know to prevent staining is frequent tampon and pad changes.  Also using a more absorbent pad or tampon (like a nighttime pad that is extra long and has wings.  Too many girls just don't have the time in between classes to use the restroom for protection changes, and that leads to staining....as well as many health concerns.  Make sure that she is changing often enough.  Also if staining does occure try to have her wear her "period panties".  Ones that are already stained....so that she doesn't get stains on all of her panties.  Thanks for your question and hope that this helps.  

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 1:47pm

Another option is to take your doctor to a gynecologist for an evaluation.....heavy periods could be a sign of another problem.  This can also be treated with medications. 

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Registered: 03-07-2013
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 12:39am
Getting rid of a heavy flow is quite impossible.But period panties will help your daughter out.I tried adira period panties and i must say that they do an amazing job! They keep you 100% stain-free.You can buy them online.
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Registered: 02-01-2013

Thank you both for your replies.I have been thinking of getting her period panties.And thanks sharon,i will be getting her adira period panties,with the hope that it will help her out.