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A 19-year-old female asked:

can you get toxic shock syndrome by wearing a tampon when you are not on your period?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
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 period. If its for a discharge, consider a mini-pad or panty liner.

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