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Is it possible for a tampon to get lost inside of you?

Is it possible for a tampon to get lost inside of you?

It can remain..: ...In your vagina and cause odor and infection. Check with your gyn. ...Read more

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I've lost my tampon, is this an emergency or can I wait until monday to get it removed?

I've lost my tampon, is this an emergency or can I wait until monday to get it removed?

Monday fine: Yes it's fine to wait until tomorrow. This isn't an emergency as long as there is no fever and you feel well otherwise. If the tampon has been there less than 1 week, the chance of complications is extremely low. ...Read more

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I think I have a tampon stuck inside me, how do I get it out? I have tried to get it out myself, but i couldn't locate it.

This : This type of thing can happen. First, wash your hands well with soap and water. Clean under your fingernails as well. Second, make sure you don’t have long nails. Third, you can sit on the toilet and gently bear down, just like you would if your were about to have a bowel movement. This pressure can help to push the tampon down fourth, gently place your finger in your vagina to feel for the tampon. You can bear down while you are doing this. Sweep you finger gently through the vagina. If you feel the tampon or the string for the tampon, you can insert a second finger, grasp and gently pull down. If you develop fever, pain, a discharge with odor you should not put off getting medical care. If you can not remove it, you should see your gynecologist, so that the tampon can be removed. As you are reading this, remind yourself to inhale deeply, exhale deeply and relax. ...Read more

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I might have had sex with a tampon in. I'm feeling a lot of pain within the vaginal wall. The string did not get stuck inside- STD possibility?

I might have had sex with a tampon in. I'm feeling a lot of pain within the vaginal wall. The string did not get stuck inside- STD possibility?

?Retained tampon: Std is always possible in these instance. The more worrisome concern is if the tampon is still in place. This could have led to vaginal wall injury during intercourse. A bacterial infection (from an std or not) is a real and more urgent possibility if indeed the tampon is still retained. Do not wait til the morning to see the doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tampon to get lost up in the uterus?

Is it possible for a tampon to get lost up in the uterus?

No: A tampon can get pushed into a corner of the vagina and much more easily lost than you might think, but the opening into the uterus is much too small for the tampon to go there. ...Read more

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What if i lost a tampon in my vagina and could not get it out but i never had any symptoms of infection? Would my body eventually get rid of it?

What if i lost a tampon in my vagina and could not get it out but i never had any symptoms of infection? Would my body eventually get rid of it?

Lost tampon: Loosing a tampon in the vagina does happen - I have seen it before. You won't get eventually rid of it - see a health care provider who can do a speculum exam (look into your vagina) and have him/her retrieve the tampon. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Can a tampon to get into the uterus after having intercourse many times? Is it possible for a doc to miss (not see) a lost tampon during a pap smear?

Can a tampon to get into the uterus after having intercourse many times? Is it possible for a doc to miss (not see) a lost tampon during a pap smear?

Tampons and Doctors: No. A tampon could not get into the uterus. But, tampons can get pushed up under the back of the cervix and get forgotten. A gynecologist who knows you are worried about his can take extra efforts to make sure your vagina is empty on their vaginal exam. ...Read more

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So im not sure if i put a new tampon in. I think i got side tracked. I don't feel it.Is it possible to get lost?

So im not sure if i put a new tampon in. I think i got side tracked. I don't feel it.Is it possible to get lost?

Yes: If you forgot that you inserted a tampon you may have inserted another one on top of it. This can push the original tampon behind the cervix. It can be difficult to find. If you notice brown, yellow or foul smelling discharge there is likely a tampon stuck. You can see your gynecologist for a quick exam to see if one is in the vagina. ...Read more

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In inches how far up does your cervix go? I once had a ob small tampon get lost up their for 2 weeks then slid out on its own. Scary.

In inches how far up does your cervix go? I once had a ob small tampon get lost up their for 2 weeks then slid out on its own. Scary.

Impossible story: This is not what happened. Lost tampons are well known in medicine. They hide or get squished up under the posterior part of the cervix and get forgotten. It is impossible for a cervix to be open in any way for a tampon to get into it. ...Read more

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