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Tampons and MRI scans!

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Tampons and MRI scans!

Hi all,

Bit of a strange question but does anyone know if you can wear a tampon during a pelvic MRI scan, please?

I have my appointment on Monday and have been told I will be changing from my own clothes into scrubs for the 45 min scan. Monday will be my heaviest flow day and I can't go with out sanitary protection.


Max x


Hi, I was able to keep my non wired underwear in. I think they just don't want metal. You will probably be OK with a towel. 

06 Jan 20 massive bleed. 7 feb 20 smear came back highly differentiated severe dyskolious. 14 Feb biopsies taken. 21st Feb cc cells found. 22 Feb 20 told poorly differentiated squamous cell. 28 Feb staged at 2a. Tumour is 2.4mm/9mm 6 March restaged at 3c due to 3 lymph node involvement - x1 2cm. 12 Mar 20 met oncologist - told me coronavirus will probably kill me before cc does. 18 March 20 pre scan booked.

Thank you so much x

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I was OK'ed to keep my fairly heavy duty incontinence pad in place.


  • Feb 04:  (age 47y) Smear test normal
  • Stopped going for smears!
  • Summer 16: persistent watery yellow vaginal discharge
  • Dec 16: PMB
  • Jan 17: Hysteroscopy under GA for ?fibroids - abnormal cervix observed -multiple biopsies taken, 1B1 (1B2 on new FIGO) squamous cell cc diagnosed - confirmed by MRI/PET scans
  • Feb 17: pelvic lymphadenectomy - nodes negative, Da Vinci radical hysterectomy- close anterior margin/LVSI/PNI, restaged to 2A1 (2A1 on new FIGO)
  • Apr/May 17: 6 chemo, 25 external radio, 2 brachy
  • May 20:  NED.  Side effects notably hypotonic bladder since hysterectomy - ongoing ISC, unilateral lymphoedema lower abdo/groin/leg/ankle/foot

Thank you Jazza, I will use a pad and hope my knickers are allowed smile x

Jodz XX

I wore tampon for my MRI, no problem



Thanks Jodz smile x


I wore a tampax with no issues. You don't need to change from your clothes either, just don't wear any metal, so I had on a sports bra, jumper and leggings and was allowed the MRI in those, a lot more warmer than wearing a gown too. 

2007 Abnormal cells removed by LLETZ

Smears on a yearly basis for 5 years. All appeared normal.

Nov 2018 smear noted HPV no abnormal cells

Nov 2019 smear noted HPV no abnormal cells

January 2020 went to the doctor with abnormal bleeding

April 2020 diagnosed with adenocarcinoma 1B1

June 2020 Radical hysterectomy

September 2020 simple ovarian cyst noted

December 2020 complex cyst noted

January 2020 surgery to remove both ovaries

Results cancer was in both ovaries.

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