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What are the symptoms of tss and approximately how long does it take to show the symptoms?

What are the symptoms of tss and approximately how long does it take to show the symptoms?

2-3 days: High fever (greater than 102° f [38.8° c])rapid drop in blood pressure (with lightheadedness or fainting).Sunburn-like rash that can be anywhere on the body, including the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, vomiting or diarrhea, severe muscle aches or weakneness, bright red coloring of the eyes, mouth, throat, and vagina, headache, confusion, disorientation, , seizures, headache, -2-3days. ...Read more

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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

A rare but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more


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If you're developing TSS, how long does it take to show symptoms?

If you're developing TSS, how long does it take to show symptoms?

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Onset is sudden, within hours, fever (39° to 40.5°C, remains elevated), hypotension, a diffuse macular erythroderma, and involvement of at least 2 other organ systems. Use to be related to tampax.
Staphylococcal TSS is likely to cause vomiting, diarrhea, myalgia, elevated CK, mucositis, hepatic damage, thrombocytopenia, and confusion. The staphylococcal TSS rash is more likely to desquamate. ...Read more

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Scared I have TSS, left tampon in by accident for 11hours went to remove and was barely bleeding. How long would it take for symptoms to show?

Relax: This is a realistic but overdone issue for most. It became prominent in the folklore decades ago with tampons made from certain germ friendly material which has long since been discontinued. With TSS we often saw sudden onset of fever, dizziness, fainting low blood pressure, etc. You should be fine but don't make this a habit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of toxic shock syndrome to go away with treatment?

How long does it take for symptoms of toxic shock syndrome to go away with treatment?

Several days/weeks: If the treatment is intensive before it becomes a full blown cardiac emergency- days. If ICU care is involved, then weeks after antibiotics, blood replacement, and sometimes d.I.C. (clotting problems) occasionally, if the diagnosis is missed or not treated soon enough, death is the result. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop toxic shock syndrome?

Several days: This depends on several factors and the overall health of the patient. Toxic shock can develop quickly or over time depending on the source, but the average would be a few days. Patient's can present very toxic with severe low blood pressure, acidosis and respiratory failure. ...Read more

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How long can it take for toxic shock syndrome to affect you?

How long can it take for toxic shock syndrome to affect you?

In few days: Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, life-threatening illness caused by toxins released by two specific types of bacteria, group a streptococcus and staphylococcus aureus.
This condition has been most often associated with the use of tampons in menstruating women. Tss can occur as a complication of surgery or skin infections. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tss & what should I do?

SXS: Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome can include: fever, low blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, loose stools, vomiting, rash, confusion and seizures. Get immediate medical care if you have tss symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tss (toxic shock syndrome)?

See below: Staphylococcal tss ias characterized by fever, hypotension, sunburn like rash, desquamation and organ system failure with infection or colonization with a toxin producing strain of staphylococcus aureus.
Streptococcal tss is a group a strep infection (usually necrotizing fasciitis), hypotension and multisystem failure. ...Read more

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Could starting augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 10 days ago for an infection on my finger mask the symptoms of tss from leaving a tampon in for 2 days prior?

Could starting augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 10 days ago for an infection on my finger mask the symptoms of tss from leaving a tampon in for 2 days prior?

Not likely: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) use is not likely to mask toxic shock symptoms which could include fever, vomiting, diarrhea or not feeling well. Please be aware that Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can cause upset stomach and diarrhea as side effects. ...Read more

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How soon do TSS symptoms appear?

Symptoms: A sudden high fever.
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Vomiting or diarrhea.
A rash resembling a sunburn, particularly on your
palms and soles.
Confusion.
Muscle aches.
Redness of your eyes, mouth and throat.
Seizures. ...Read more

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Could all tss symptoms occur at once?

Toxic shock: We don't see toxic shock very often anymore even with prolonged retention of a tampon, but the symptoms occur at variable rates and severity. Since TSS can cause death, it is probably best to get evaluated as soon as possible. Maybe even going to the ER. ...Read more

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What are the long term affects from tss?

What are the long term affects from tss?

Let me explain: If severe shock has occurred and led to kidney, liver, lung, or heart damage long term consequences may require treatment or cause permanent disability. The three major causes of death related to severe tss are as follows:
disseminated intravascular coagulation, or dic, which causes uncontrollable bleeding and irreversible shock.
With proper treatment, however, people can recover from tss. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tss or are my symptoms just a coincidence?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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Accidentally Left lite tampon in overnight between 8-9 hours. When would TSS symptoms start of I develop it?

Shakes, chills,: Muscle cramps, fever (usually high >101 F), abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, somnolence, diarrhea, fatigue, excessive sweating, low blood pressure, red eyes, body rash, seizures are all signs of sepsis, which is associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome. If you have any of the above symptoms please visit the ER for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more

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I can wear a regular tampon for 26 hours without a problem. How long can I wear a super tampon without getting tss?

Tampon longevity: Tampons, like diapers, need to be changed frequently when soiled or a serious "rash" (oxic shock syndrome) can occur. This is not the place to save money on disposable products. Better "red" than "dead". ...Read more

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Can I wear my diaphragm every day? And just take it out when I shower? Will I get TSS from doing this?

No: Diaphragm is not likely to cause TSS. You may need to be concerned about other infections like yeast from keeping the diaphragm in for a long time. You can try it, May I add that it is more effective if you use the diaphragm with a spermicidal and using that every day and leaving it in all day may not be a good thing. You may want your partner (s) to wear condom to prevent infections. ...Read more

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I accidentally wore the same pad for 24 hours, could I have TSS or an infection. I have no symptoms I'm just worried?

I accidentally wore the same pad for 24 hours, could I have TSS or an infection. I have no symptoms I'm just worried?

No: A pad will not cause a problem, since it was not in the vagina. It it were a tampon, you should get checked for infection. YOu would be very sick if you had TSS, so I doubt it's a concern. ...Read more

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I'm really scared! I wore a super tampon for 11 hours. Now I feel nauseous and have diahrrea. Am I developing tss (toxic shoxk syndrome) symptoms?

I'm really scared! I wore a super tampon for 11 hours. Now I feel nauseous and have diahrrea. Am I developing tss (toxic shoxk syndrome) symptoms?

Sxs: I don't know. Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome can include: fever, low blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, loose stools, vomiting, rash, confusion and seizures. You could be coming down with a virus but if concerned please contact your physician (especially if you develop sx pattern described above). ...Read more

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I left a tampon in for approx 36 hours. I have no symptoms or adverse reactions, but should I be concerned about TSS at this point?

Always a concern: Toxic shock syndrome is always a concern, as bacteria love to grow on blood culture media such as a tampon. However 36 hours is usually not enough time for that growth to allow symptoms to appear which include unexplained fever, malaise, or abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Will I get tss? I left in a regular absorbancy tampon, when I needed a light one, for 6 hours. When I tried taking it out, it was dry and had to take a bath to wetten it.

If: If you have not gotten toxic shock syndrome (tss) already and you removed the tampon, then you'll be ok. Tss is caused by staphylococcal bacteria that can grow on an inserted tampon that has been left in too long. Usually, once the tampon (or other foreign body) is removed, then the source of infection is gone. Below, I've attached a website with more in-depth information on tss if you are interested. ...Read more

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Can you get tss if you wear a tampon in too long when you don't have your period?

Can you get tss if you wear a tampon in too long when you don't have your period?

Very unlikely: Since super-absorbant tampons have been redesigned, the risk of tss has continued to decline. The risk is less than 1 in 100, 000 women who are menstruating and using supe-rabsorbant tampons. The lack of blood as time of use of such a tampon would be predicted to lower risk even further. ...Read more

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Just found tampon left in for a week. Took it out. Having some cramping no other symptoms. SCARED of TSS now. When am I out of the woods? Please help.

Fever: Just remove the old tampon and throw it away. If you are only symptom is mild cramp it is likely that you are ok. If you begin to have fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash or mental confusion then seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having some minor symptoms of tss and no fever. My bowels are a very light brown, and my urination is frequent. Should I be concerned?

I have been having some minor symptoms of tss and no fever. My bowels are a very light brown, and my urination is frequent. Should I be concerned?

You are concerned: Or you would not have asked the question. Need more information to answer this. Assume you mean toxic shock syndrome? The color of your stool unless completely white is of no concern. Frequency of urination will depend on multiple factors. See a doctor and get this worked out. ...Read more

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Panicking!! Very end of my period and accidentally left a tampon in for 9 1/2 hours! BFeeling fine right now, but how long until I know if I have TSS?

Unlikely: Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a bacteria. The symptoms include chills, pain, and fever. It is not impossible, but unlikely that a period of a few hours of leaving a tampon in place will cause toxic shock. If you experience any fever or chills or if you continue to be worried, speak with your primary medical provider. ...Read more

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Hi. I accidentally left my tampon in too long. I don't have tss but my belly hurts a lot. How can II reduce and possibly get rid of pain?

Hi. I accidentally left my tampon in too long. I don't have tss but my belly hurts a lot. How can II reduce and possibly get rid of pain?

See your doctor: Despite not having toxic shock syndrome, if you think the abdominal pain is closely related to having left your tampon in too long, i'd suggest discussing with your physician in more detail. It can be nothing at all, or it may be something that needs further attention, however a more thorough discussion needs to be held. ...Read more

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Tampon unravelled when coming out. Worried about tampon fibres staying and now I have headache/sore throat. TSS symptoms? Or am I just being paranoid?

Tampon unravelled when coming out. Worried about tampon fibres staying and now I have headache/sore throat. TSS symptoms? Or am I just being paranoid?

Fever?: Headache and sore throat are not signs - a fever might be. The situation is rare but it's hard not to feel scared. Were they the supers made of the risky material? Did your skin get torn? If you're feverish, have other signs (below) or too worried, go to a clinic to check w/ an exam. Read here for info! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/toxic-shock-syndrome/basics/symptoms/CON-20021326 ...Read more

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Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock: This is a very serious illness -- more information can be read here: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001676/. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

What are symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

What are the symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Toxic Shock s.: Headaches, diarrhea, confusion, general ill-feeling, low blood pressure, high fever, muscle aches, redness of eye/mouth/throat, kidney/liver failure, nausea/vomiting, seizures, widespread red rash that looks like sunburn. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

Fever, rash: Signs/symptoms of toxic shock include: fever (> 38.9 c/102 f), diffuse rash, low blood pressure, vomiting and/or diarrhea, muscle pain, kidney failure, jaundice, and confusion/disorientation. Toxic shock is a very serious problem and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What symptoms would you have with toxic shock syndrome?

Severe sepsis: Signs/symptoms of toxic shock include: fever (> 38.9 c/102 f), diffuse rash, low blood pressure, vomiting and/or diarrhea, muscle pain, kidney failure, jaundice, and confusion/disorientation. Toxic shock is a very serious problem and requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Bacterial infection: It is a rare syndrome. Causes includes superabsorbent tampons, skin infection and injury and surgery. It develops suddenly and can be fatal. Intravenous fluid, blood transfusion, Adrenalin like drugs, antibiotic. ...Read more

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Could I have symptoms of toxic shock syndrome if I had a tampon in for 4 days?

Unlikely: Chances are that if you're asking on social media you don't have it ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get toxic shock syndrome? I know the symptoms but what is happening in your body? How do tampons cause it?

Vascular collapse: Bacteria grow in the vagina around the tampon that has been left in place for a period of time. The "toxic" byproducts of that growth get into the bloodstream through the vagina and release pyrogens (fever agents) in turn those toxins act on the capillaries and arterial endotheliums (cell walls) to turn them into "sieves" causing extravasation of the blood contained in the vessels and "shock". ...Read more