1. Are your under wears more elastic compared to when you bought it?
2. Is the backside of your under wear more than three inches wide?
3. Are your under wears too tight around your legs?
Extremely tight under wears can press the abdomen. If it’s high and tight, it can compress the stomach and cause acid reflux into the oesophagus and cause heart burn.
Caution: Avoid too tight under wear.
4. Does your under wear have static cling?
Fold your under wear and then unfold again. If you observe that both sides stick together then you are dealing with static cling. Static cling can aggravate the skin, the fabric can create friction on the skin which causes irritation and itching which causes dryness and eczema.
What to do:Use fabric softener.
5.Does your under wear have any yellow stains on the backside?
Yellow stains may indicate internal hemorriods. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels of the rectum. Internal hemorroids may not be seen or felt, but they can concede mucours which stains the underwear yellow.
Bleeding may be the only sign that they are there. Sometimes internal hemorrhoids prolapse, or enlarge and protrude outside the anal sphincter. When this happens, you may be able to see or feel them as moist, pink pads of skin that are pinker than the surrounding area.