Goat Friends (frolicnaked) wrote in vaginapagina,
Goat Friends

Talk to me about disposable pads.

So, I have a sigmoidoscopy (lower GI procedure) scheduled for tomorrow. I had the joyful fortune to start my period last night. Trust me, my enthusiasm is overwhelming.

I called my doctor's office, and per their instructions, I will need/want to use external menstrual protection from the time of my first enema (about 2 hours before the procedure) until I'm post-procedure (and possibly for a day or so afterward). For a few reasons -- like, it's 100 degrees, I'm taking city buses, and I can't find my wet bag -- I don't think I want to use cloth pads for this venture.

So I'm left with disposables. I've had issues in the past with leaking on top of them before the blood can absorb (Always Infinity, I am looking at you) and having the filling crumble apart in my underwear (hi, Seventh Generation and Natracare). I've also had issues with having only mattressly thick pads being able to accommodate my flow (which, post-ablation and plus POP, is much less than it was but is still undoubtedly heavy).

Essential question: What disposable pads do you recommend and why?

I'm looking for pads that:
  • can accommodate a heavy flow.

  • cover a large surface area.

  • absorb fluid quickly. There is nothing like having a puddle sit on top of a DriWeave layer, and not in a fun way.

  • are free of scents and fragrance.

  • don't pill or flake apart with wearing.

But aside from emergency trips to the school nurse, I have not worn disposables in a while, so I'm not sure what to choose?
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