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can you get tss from wearing a tampon

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The risk is always there. Be mindful of the symptoms, fever, dizziness, potentially diffuse rash, muscle aches, headaches.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
40 years experience Trauma Surgery
Bacteria: When a tampon is left too long, bacteria, usually staph or strep can grow in the vagina. They'll make their way into the fallopian tubes and grow rapi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, especially if a super tampon.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Toxic Shock Syndrome from Tampon use is rare. It is most commonly caused by Staph or Strep bacteria and the risk is increased when tampons are not ch ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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8 hours: It is recommended that you do not keep any tampon in for more than 8 hours. if it's going to longer before you are able to change it! you should use a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
Reach inside : There really is no place it can go. It cannot be "lost" inside. Gently reach inside with your fingers. It won't be difficult or painful. If you ca ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Petersel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: But please be careful. It is rare to develop TSS, but always use caution to change tampons regularly.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Please don't fret - this will not cause you to have toxic shock syndrome.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The longer a tampon stays in, even if it's leaking, the higher the risk for tss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
An hour is fine: ; should not lead to toxic shock syndrome.

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