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PQ: What's a pantiliner?

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD

What's a pantiliner?

You've probably seen that there are pads of all shapes and sizes — even some with "wings"! In general, you choose a pad based on how much menstrual flow you're having. Pantiliners are the smallest and thinnest. They would be OK to wear on a day that you had very light flow. Some girls wear pantiliners around the time they expect to get their period so they don't stain their clothing when it comes.

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Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: January 2017

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center