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Stress Incontinence: Menstrual Pads vs. Bladder Pads

October 04, 2012 1 min read

    “I just had a baby and now I leak whenever I work out at the gym. It’s so embarrassing! Is it okay to use menstrual pads to control the leaking?”

It seems like you may be suffering from stress incontinence which occurs when pressure is applied to the abdomen and bladder. Many women experience this condition after birth, but fortunately, bladder leakage is usually temporary.

You may be tempted to use menstrual pads to help with bladder leakage, but they just don’t offer the same level of protection as bladder control pads. Yes, menstrual and incontinence pads look similar and are worn on your own underwear, but they serve different purposes. While period-only pads are used to absorb blood at a slow trickle, bladder control pads absorb urine quickly and help neutralize pH levels to prevent skin infections and odors associated with urinary incontinence.

Lightweight and discreet, Poise pads come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and absorbencies, so depending on your level of incontinence, you may need to try out different pads to find the best fit and protection. Maintain your confidence and stop bladder leaks with bladder control pads.


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