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Can leaving a tampon in too long cause someone to have loss of bladder control?

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Dr. Nicole Bullock answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

No, not likely .... But, it does but you at high risk for vaginal infection (like bacterial vaginosis or worse case scenario toxic shock syndrome). Typical recommendation is not to leave your tampons in more than 8 hours. And, don't use tampons if your not menstruating.

Answered Dec 16, 2014

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews answered

Specializes in Urogynecology

Leaving a tampond in will not cause loss of bladder control. You can develope a vaginal infection and subsequently develope a urinary tract infection which may result in loss of bladder control.

Answered Dec 30, 2016

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