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How Long Can I Keep a Tampon In For?

Question: How long can I wear a tampon for?

Dr. Farah Kroman: The general rule for tampon-wear is to change every 3-4 hours, earlier if it fills up or after a maximum of 8 hours. Make sure you choose a size of tampon that is right for your flow, so that it does not leak before you’re ready to change it and that it is fairly well saturated so that it can be removed easily when you are ready to change it.