A 17-year-old female asked:
Is it safe and ok to wear tampons?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Tempons safety: Yes it is safe to wear tempons.There are advantages of wearing tempons versus pads, you can swim and ride horses if you use tempons.Pads are bulky and sometimes can cause rash inside of thighs or back.There is a myth that tempons can get lost in the body, but it is only a myth.The only very rare condition can be caused by tempons is toxic shock syndrome which can be fatal, you have to know this.
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, they are safe as long as they are changed frequently and not "forgotten". Toxic shock can occur from tampons that are left in undetected for several days as bacteria will grow on them.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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