Should taking out your first tampon hurt?

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tamponIf you can insert a tampon without any trouble, you should also be able to take it out. Your vaginal muscles hold the tampon in place, so trying to relax may help. If the tampon is dry, you may feel a bit of pressure when taking it out – but it shouldn’t hurt. If you can’t take the tampon out, call your health care provider.

You should only use a tampon when you have a regular flow. It’s best to use a mini-pad or panty shield at the very beginning or end of your period when you’re flow is very light. Avoid using a tampon for vaginal discharge or for any reason other than your period.