Incontinence Pads vs. Menstrual Pads

Do you need an incontinence pad or a menstrual pad? Learn the difference between the two, and why a menstrual pad is not recommended for bladder control.

Which one do you use for bladder leaks vs. your period? It's a common question and if you're one of the many women walking down the feminine care aisle wondering which pad or product to choose, we're here to help simplify it for you.

We know it can be confusing. Many women who are experiencing bladder leaks are completely unaware that they're using the wrong product to manage their incontinence. We want to help change that.

Incontinence pads or bladder control pads are super absorbent pads designed to help protect against bladder leaks with added technology to help control urine odors and protect the skin. Incontinence comes with different types of fluids and odors than menstruation. That’s why SENI Lady incontinence pads can deal with them in a way that a period pad just can’t! Bladder control pads come in various sizes and absorbency levels.

Menstrual pads, also known as period pads or sanitary pads are not designed to absorb urine. They are made to absorb the flow of blood and are often used by women who are menstruating, experiencing post-partum bleeding, recovering from vaginal surgery, etc. Similar to incontinence pads, menstrual pads come in different sizes and period absorbency levels, from light to super absorbent.

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Incontinence Pads Have More Absorbency Than Menstrual Pads

Incontinence pads can absorb fluid more quickly, making them a great solution for bladder leakage. SENI Lady incontinence pads can hold as much as 4x more fluid* than period pads of similar size and are ideal for bladder control. This means you can stay better protected with incontinence pads and you may not need to change the pads as often!

Incontinence Pads Have More Absorbency Than Menstrual Pads

Speaking of changing pads, it is recommended that you change the incontinence pad before it becomes too wet to avoid urine leakages, and to protect against skin irritants and unwanted odors. If you are wearing an incontinence pad through the night, you should change the pad first thing when you wake up in the morning.


*vs. leading menstrual pad of similar length

Incontinence Pads Stop Leaks Where They Happen Most

While menstrual pads have wings on the outer sides that help keep the pad in place and prevent leaks, SENI Lady incontinence pads have full-length Dual LeakGuard™ barriers that help stop leaks where they happen the most: at the legs. The Double LeakGuards™ also help keep moisture away from the skin.

Incontinence Pads Stop Leaks Where They Happen Most

Incontinence Pads Have Odor Protection, Menstrual Pads Don't

SENI Odour control – special granules (superabsorbent) that bond the odour inside the product helps trap and neutralize the odors specific to urine to help keep you feeling fresh all day. That's something a menstrual pad doesn't have.

Incontinence Pads Have Odor Protection, Menstrual Pads Don't

Now that you know the difference between a menstrual pad and an incontinence pad, use the links below to find the best menstrual or incontinence products for you based on the type of leakage you experience, as well as the size and absorbency needs.

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