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Can You Use Tampons For Discharge
Accidentally left tampon in for 4 days but never had any symptoms or unusual discharge. Why is this?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I am having discharge I wore a regular tampon for 28 hours and I was wondering if I can now wear a super tampon for 18 hours.
Depends: Follow the package directions.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: Tampons have been redesigned. Risk of tts is very low and virtually unheard of if the tampon is changed every 4-6 hours. ...Read more
Is it safe to use a light flow tampon for a couple of hours in the mornings for discharge? I have a friend that does this.
Light flow tampon: Yes this is perfectly safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a rotton/foul smelling discharge for the past few days, I checked for a tampon but I couldn't feel anything please help?
Tampon maybe: You need to get an exam with your doctor to be sure, and get treatment for a likely infection. ...Read more
Today I had discomfort and found a tampon lodged up inside me. I have no clue how long its been there. I had nasty smelling odor and brown discharge.?
For several weeks I have had this thick brown/bloddy discharge and even with a tampon it still leaks through and the tampon is hardly "used". Help me!?
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
I keep finding a light green spot on my tampons, not a discharge. It's relatively the same shape and in the same place each time. Any ideas?
Likely hardware: If it is not a discharge and it has the same size, shape, color all the time, it is probably something that is in the tampon that is showing up when it gets soaked from secretions. There is nothing physical inside you that will show up the same time/same size/same shape each time. Sounds like a hardware issue. ...Read more
I went off my cycle on a monday. I put on a tampon just in case and when I took it out, it was a brown smelly discharge on it. What is this?
I've had continual vaginal discharge along with a foul odor for a couple weeks. A tampon I forgotten about just fell out. Should I be worried?
Have a greenish discharge on tampon. No smell and not thick. No sex. On cycle now but only spots no flow. Normally 7 day bleeder and very heavy.?
Remove it: It sounds like you are creating a problem. A discharge should ever be green. ...Read more
I have this discharge that looks like aliens sneezed purple stuff down there. Tampons don't absorb it the slime just give a layer over it what is it?
I just removed my tampon and I had dark green discharge on the tip, its period day 5 and I never had any discharge, pain, or itch before. Please help?
Here'sBloodInyourEye: Ever got into a bar brawl? Fall down the stairs? Parachute didn't open? Get punched in the eye? Yeah, think of a "black" eye. The color of a bruise is from blood that has diffused into the skin. At first red, then it can change into really cool colors as it gets old and slowly absorbed back into the body, like purple or yellow or brown or green. So my h=guess is it's some residual old blood. ...Read more
I've been having greenish discharge for a couple of months now, it never itched or smelled that's why I haven't stressed about it. But now it's clumpy. I even used a tampon to kind of clean inside and it comes out with discharge that reminds me of boogers
Probable infection: There are many possible causes of abnormal vaginal discharge, but color (yellow, green, etc) and/or mucus ("boogers"?) suggest infection. Could be gonorrhea or chlamydia if at risk, and your topic tags show STDs are on your mind. Possibly trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis, but these usually cause odor. Any new or abnormal vaginal discharge should be professionally evaluated; see a doctor soon. ...Read more
Hey I have heavy vaginal discharge and I wanted to know if it is safe to wear a small tampon for control?
Not recommended: It is best to stick to a panty liner so that you will not aggravate any infections. ...Read more
After every period I usually have to use a tampon to clear out any pink discharge that comes once it's over and it has an unusual odor. What is it?
See Your Doctor: More details about the discharge will be needed to pinpoint the cause such as duration, pain, appearance of discharge, & more. Odor is common with infections. Additionally a microscopic exam of discharge & other tests may be necessary to evaluate for presence of infection. Your complete medical history will also provide important information. See your doctor now for exam, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Why would I have a clear discharge like a period all the time? For the past 2 months. I have to wear a pad or tampon. What could this be? It does not
For weeks have had thick brown/ bloody discharge. Tampon doesn't help at all still leaks through to underwear. Has weird smell. Why is this happening?
Seek healthcare: This could be the sign of an infection. You should seek health care. ...Read more
Tampon: It is best not to use a tampon for such light bleeding/ spotting. You may find that the spotting stops when you stop using the tampons. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have a foul smell after using tampons. No itch or discharge. Goes away two weeks after period. But still bothersome.
Mild infection: You may have a mild vaginal infection, or more accurately an overgrowth of some of the less desirable bacteria, known as bacterial vaginosis. It is easily checked and treated. Also, make sure you have not inadvertently forgotten a tampon. ...Read more
Ttc and 1 day late. Put a tampon in and tiny bit of brown discharge on it after removing it. Nothing else. Neg test where is period?
Irregularity common: Being a day or two late in one month is not uncommon, especially if you've had a stressful month or had changes to your weight. Retake your pregnancy test if your period hasn't come in a week. If your cycle is being more irregular than the past for a couple months in a row see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I've had thick white vaginal discharge with a fishy odor for a while now. No itch or swelling, but it is making sex & inserting a tampon painful?
Eval needed.: Would recommend seeing your physician so that the discharge can be properly evaluated. Take care. ...Read more
Worried I have a tampon stuck inside me. My period was 2 weeks ago but 4 days ago I got really foul smelling clumpy brown discharge! Help?
See your doctor or: Go to the emergency room. You need to have it removed if it's there and if not, be examined to see if you have an infection (and be treated if there is). ...Read more
I have been experiencing brown lumpy discharge no smell. Sometimes enough for a tampon to be needed I am overweight and rarely get periods?
Lumpy discharge: Your brown, lumpy discharge may represent old blood. ...Read more
I had my period 3 weeks ago and have had brown discharge for a week now and it is enough 4 me to have to wear a tampon. What is wrong with me? AmIPreg?
Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Pain, nausa, vaginalsmell and discharged. Peed and found a tampon stuck in my vagina, I tookit out, it was inside for 1-3mts. Symtons realated possibly?
This morning I got up and I had a brown looking discharged and I'm suppose to be on my period soon but I don't know what that discharge means and it kinda burns when I put a tampon in. What does that mean?!?!
Some thoughts...: Many women have vaginal discharge, but some types of discharge are not normal. A woman may see normal changes in discharge before or after her period. Changes in discharge that may be an infection: a bad odor; vaginal itching or swelling; a green, yellow, or gray colored discharge; discharge looking foamy or like cottage cheese, etc. A doctor can check, if symptoms persist, recur or are worrisome. ...Read more
Hello. I came on my period on monday and was finished on friday. I normally wear tampax pearl tampons however I used the cardboard applicators. When my period was on the 5th day I noticed a brown discharge which I normally don't have. On saturday the disch
Brown = old blood: Sounds like an irregular period. Brown usually means old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. If this is not typical for you then track your cycles for the next few months to see if they normalize. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If you feel the discharge continues to be abnormal schedule a visit for an exam ...Read more
Had a horrible vaginal odor and watery brown discharge. Found a tampon left inside me for 3 weeks and removed it. What do I do now?
May need evaluation:
As bad as it sounds, it is not uncommon. You already removed the offending agent. Here are some signs that you may need to be seen by your doctor:
Persistent vaginal discharge, burning or itching
Pelvic pain, fever or a rash
If your symptoms disappear, you may want to take some probiotics (eat greek yogurt).
DO NOT DOUCHE, this kills the good bacteria in your vagina ...Read more
I am not on my period and I have never used a tampon or have had sex but I have black discharge? What does this mean and what could be wrong with me?
Period came two weeks late, only lasted 48 hours, light brown/discharge-like, so light didn't fill 1 tampon. Beta hCG 2wks ago was 3. What's going on?
Anovulation.: You missed your period.Get a more detailed answer ›
My periods are always very heavy and painful. I also get a watery discharge (soaks thru tampon, pad and clothes). What could the watery discharge be?
Discharge: Excessive leukorrhea, vaginosis, pelvic inflamatory disease, bladder infection, ovulatory secretions etc. Could be many origins. They should be ruled out to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Inflamed left labia minora and itching--was first caused by tampon string but has since continued. No discharge, no burning; no new soap, no sex.?
See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and treatment because there can be many causes for this. ...Read more
I left a tampon on for over 8 hours on the first day of my period. The second day there was only brown discharge. Can use of tampons delay my period?
No: Probably not. Sometimes the consistency of your period may change or color may vary from brighter red to brown ...Read more
Keep having light green/yellowish clumpy discharge from vagina with odor, mostly on tampon. Have endo, no abnormal annual test results. What could it be?
I have had a bad odor for a while now which I think is caused by my tampon usage (I’ve always had a lot of discharge, which I was told was normal) it’s worse after my period and I have no idea how to get rid of it. It’s embarrassing?
While I am having my period, I get this clear water discharge that soaks my tampon and my underwear, it also has a weird smell. Noticed if for a couple months, its like gushing water tampon not able to hold it, even if I change regularly. Embarasing?
Many possibilities: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual. On the other hand, it can indicate infection. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more
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