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Can I use toilet paper instead of a tampon?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

When you get your period and you're caught unprepared, using toilet paper in place of a pad is okay, but it's not a good idea to use TP as a makeshift tampon. In this video, ob-gyn Dr. Lauren Streicher tells Dr. Oz why.

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