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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it ok if i got my period the day after my appendix removal surgery? and is it ok to use tampons while in recovery?

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Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It's okay: Yes, these are two separate body systems. The appendix is a small unnecessary part of your colon. Your period represents your uterus shedding the lining it built for that month. The uterus/vagina and colon are not connected. There is no problem using tampons.
Last updated Jul 19, 2018


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