A 42-year-old member asked:
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docs, wanted to know if i can get tss if i put in a tampon then immediately took it out!?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Please don't fret - this will not cause you to have toxic shock syndrome.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The longer a tampon stays in, even if it's leaking, the higher the risk for tss.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, especially if a super tampon.

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