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« Reply #200 on: September 24, 2006 07:18:57 PM »

OMG these posts make me thankful for my hysterectomy!  Good luck ladies!

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« Reply #201 on: September 27, 2006 04:58:01 PM »

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« Reply #202 on: November 05, 2006 12:15:06 PM »

I don't see where anyone has talked to a gyno...has anyone, what did they say?
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« Reply #203 on: November 05, 2006 01:05:10 PM »

I forgot about this thread, but I have actually spoken with my gyno and she says that as great as these sound, they are just breeding grounds for bacteria.

She mentioned that while washing them in boiling hot water is a great way to kill bacteria, drying them out in the sun, or on a rack or even in the dryer is giving time for bacteria to grow, because the inside of the tampon is all bunched together and stuffed inside leaving tiny spaces for wet areas and bacteria love wet areas.

She also said that most people never stop to think about washing things like cloth pads, underwear and crocheted tampons on their own, and they just throw those items in with other items of clothing that we pull over our heads. Unless you wash that load in hot water.... bacteria from your undergarments and personal care products are not killed and will transfer from one item of clothing to the next. Ewwwww!

*I also wash my cloth pads seperately from any clothing*

My gyno said she can see lots of women getting sick who do not properly care for these tampons and wash them accordingly so as to kill all bacteria. She said her advice would be not to use them and stick with cloth pads. Oh yes and she also mentioned using dyed cotton sort of defeats the purpose of these tampons. You are putitng that dye right inside of you and it ends up being no different than a regular tampon.
« Reply #204 on: November 05, 2006 04:35:05 PM »

I think that the idea here, and what makes these tampons different from other homemade ones is that Java made them so that the interior material is removable and can be thoroughly washed. I think its that ability to remove the stuffing and ensure that it is clean and dry is the key to having a safe re-usable tampon.
I mean I am no gyno and I haven't talked to one about this matter and your gynocologist certainly has a point. Has anyone else talked to their gyno about this?
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« Reply #205 on: November 14, 2006 02:37:58 PM »

Soooooo disturbing!  LOVE 'em.   Grin

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« Reply #206 on: November 14, 2006 02:48:05 PM »

Pritty color tampons. I dont crochet and I hate tampons so no pattern 4 me please. W/ all the reusuable tampons i'v seen these r the best tho.

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« Reply #207 on: November 16, 2006 12:52:52 AM »

where have you seen others? just curious?

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« Reply #208 on: November 16, 2006 08:03:06 AM »

Ya me too! I'd love to check out what others have done!

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« Reply #209 on: April 28, 2007 10:20:45 PM »

I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I've read this thread a few times and the one thing that continued to 'bug' me was all that cotton wadded up into the center of these things... I'd be afraid that it might harbor bacteria... yes I know that's what bleach and vinegar (though not together) are for. But that lead me to another thought... why not knit a few more stitches... a 2x4 rectangle and roll it up? That was you only have one layer of fabric that has to be treated. Further, you'd be able to see how 'clean' it was...

Maybe I'll try it and see...
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