Natural Feminine Products Dillon SC

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it's wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Douglas Paul Broderick
(843) 841-3825
705 N 8th Ave
Dillon, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Juan Antonio Cornejo, MD
(843) 841-3825
705 N 8th Ave Ste 1C
Dillon, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Tucuman, Fac De Med, San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1969

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Stephen P Regec
(843) 431-2740
2845 E Highway 76
Mullins, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Ernest E Murray, MD
(843) 431-2740
PO Box 915
Marion, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Marion County Med Ctr, Marion, Sc
Group Practice: Pee Dee Ob/Gyn Assoc

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Der Sun Wu, MD
(843) 423-6791
406 English Park Rd
Marion, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Taipei Med Coll, Taipei, Taiwan (385-04 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Sheri Diane Campbell, MD
705 N 8th Ave
Dillon, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1997

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Fazil Mohamed
(843) 841-3825
705 N 8th Ave
Dillon, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Caroline Heimberger, MD
(843) 431-2730
2845 E Highway 76 Ste 3
Mullins, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Valerie Burke
(843) 423-3800
1324 North Main Street
Marion, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rene Laliberte, MD
(805) 826-2268
Marion, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ De Sherbrooke, Fac De Med, Sherbrooke, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1971

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By Anna Soref

For many women, choosing a monthly supply of menstrual products is a no-brainer—toss some tampons and pads into the shopping cart, and it’s on to the toothpaste aisle. But there may be more than meets the eye to these seemingly simple products.

Most conventional menstrual products contain synthetic fibers that may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Many of them also contain perfumes and other potentially harmful chemicals that may pose long-term health consequences. By learning how to choose these products carefully and use them properly, you can avoid health risks without sacrificing protection.

Ingredients matter

Of all the personal hygiene products, the tampon raises the most important health issues because it sits for hours surrounded by some of the female body’s most porous membranes. “The vagina absorbs quite readily,” says Dr. Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. “When you put a chemical substance in the vagina, it’s in the bloodstream a half hour later.”

No wonder it’s important to know what’s in your tampons. And that should be as easy as reading the label, right? Well, not really. No one requires tampon manufacturers to list ingredients on their packages, so you need some savvy if you want to make wise choices.

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it’s wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease. A lot of controversy exists over what it is about tampons that increases TSS risk, but two widely agreed-upon factors are the tampon’s absorbency and amount of time it is left in place. Another less clear factor may be the material from which the tampon is made. As a rule, most conventional tampons are made of rayon or a cotton/rayon blend. Rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, and while it is more absorbent than cotton, Tierno claims it increases a woman’s risk of TSS. “Rayon provides a perfect chemical condition for production of staph [Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium usually responsible for TSS],” says Tierno. And he asserts that not one case of TSS has resulted from a 100 percent cotton tampon.

Dioxin presents another reason to be concerned about the rayon or conventional cotton used in tampons. A byproduct from the chlorine used to bleach those fibers, dioxin is a probable carcinogen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until several years ago, conventional feminine protection manufacturers were using chlorine to bleach the wood pulp used in their products. Under pressure from the FDA, manufacturers abandoned this chlorine bleach and now use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide (a different agent from chlorine). But the FDA recently reported that traces of dioxin are still present in mainstream tampon products—even 100 percent cotton ones.

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