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can I get tss if I use a tampon before my period

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: It would be highly unlkiely for you to get tss from a 2 hour ise of a tampon, irregardless if you were or were not having your period.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: It's normal to have these fears when using a tampon for the first time. So long as you change the tampon when you get back from the beach, you'll be f ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: Officially yes for tampons, but one can change tampons frequently, at least every four to six hours. Don't leave a tampon in overnight, and use o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes-epecially if you use super tampons and leave them in for long periods of time.I'm not sure why you want to wear a tampon if you don't have a perio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Toxic : Toxic shock syndrome was felt to be secondary to extremely-absorbable tampons, which became associated with staph and strep infections. Toxic shock s ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karl Pryor Jr
18 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a bacteria. The symptoms include chills, pain, and fever. It is not impossible, but unlikely that a period of a fe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A pad is better: Frequent external pad changes is a better option for your circumstance to avoid re-injury upon tampon insertion/removal. A more poignant problem is th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Douche: Douching will not do you any harm but will not change the discharge
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: There aren't many options if you need to go swimming while on your period and can't use a tampon or cup. My only suggestion would be to try to find a ... Read More
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