I wear adult nappies as my periods are so heavy – my latest has lasted 6 weeks & I bleed through normal pads in minutes08/09/2021
A WOMAN has shared how she is forced to use adult nappies as her periods are so heavy.
TikTok user @ayaxh1 shared how she bleeds through normal pads in minutes, and her last period has lasted six weeks.
In her video, which has been viewed over nine million times, she held up the large nappies she wears, in comparison to regular period pads.
She wrote: “Talking about periods should be normalised.
“I don’t know why society has made it into something unacceptable to talk about.”
Many viewers asked for more details about her nappies, and she revealed she uses the iD Form super extra long pads, and she wears them with black Primark large briefs.
She explained: “I just put them on the same way you would a pad.
“It does take up quite a lot of space but it is very comfortable.
“If you don’t wear tight clothing like me, no one will be able to see it.
“I have not leaked for like four years so I strongly recommend it.”
I don’t know why society has made it into something unacceptable to talk about.
The TikTok user said she especially advises them for when you sleep, as you are protected at all times.
And she added in a follow-up video that they make no noise when she walks and she needs them as she goes through normal pads in about 45 minutes.
Many people were quick to take to the comments, with one saying: “Girls with heavy periods are the strongest people on earth.”
Another added: “I pray for you, I could never, you are so strong.”
Dr Vanessa MacKay, consultant gynaecologist and spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, urges anyone who has a heavier period to what is normal for her to speak to a doctor.
She said: "If a woman has had a longer or heavier period that is significantly different to what is normal for her and/or if her period lasts longer than seven days, she should speak to her healthcare professional."
Dr Sarah Jarvis, GP and clinical director of Patient.info, says people should see their GP if they notice they have to change their pad regularly because it's soaking wet.
She said: "The average woman loses about 30-40ml (6-8 teaspoons) of blood during a period, and ‘menorrhagia’ – the medical term for significantly heavy periods – means losing more than 80ml, or 16 teaspoons."
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