Just an extra one as I am on an immune to embarrasment day! I know Scleroderma can create a lot of gynecological problems.. I have recenty been converted to a product called Mooncup (it's a menstral cup basically.. sounds icky but is great). It's basically instead of tampons and collects the blood. It doesn't affect the natural balaces in your body, as collects instead of absorbs, you only need one and it will last forever so saves loads of money and is eco friendly. Their available from boots and I am a convert, they are also just much more comfy and better for your body (none of the risks associated with tampons)..So just a good thing if you have other medical things to worry about already!