A 44-year-old member asked:
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is wearing a tampon while having a uti going to make it worse?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shouldn't: The tampon would not have an impact on your uti. However if the tampon causes bladder obstruction, then it would be a problem. But, that is unlikely to happen.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: As long as the tampon is not causing any obstruction to the flow of urine it should not be a problem. Drink lots of water and take an appropriate antibiotic.
Answered on Jan 20, 2016

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