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Had a baby 3 months ago. When can I safely use a tampon again?

6-7 weeks ago: Essentially, you can do whatever you normally do including using tampons after 6 weeks, traditionally. ...Read more

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I think i put two tampons in on accident. I pulled the first one out and tried to find the other but cant. Not sure if it's even there? What do I do

I think i put two tampons in on accident. I pulled the first one out and tried to find the other but cant. Not sure if it's even there?  What do I do

Well, get checked!: If you are concerned another tampon us still inside you need someone to take a good look to check. A tampon that is left inside can cause a very serious infection called toxic shock syndrome, so if there it needs to be removed. If you do not have another one after all, then you will be relieved! ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best tampons/pads to use?

How do I find what's the best tampons/pads to use?

Tampon/ pad: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. Select pad size by your amt. of bleeding and if style by if you have leakage or not. ...Read more

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Would I know if I left a tampon in and it was stuck?

Would I know if I left a tampon in and it was stuck?

Possiblly not: It is possible that a woman may not know a tampon was left inside her. It is VERY important to always keep track of tampons as if one is left inside you, it can cause serious consequences like Toxic shock syndrome. Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of certain types of bacterial infections. Often toxic shock syndrome results from toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, but the condition may also be caused by toxins produced by group A streptococcus (strep) bacteria. ...Read more

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Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

Could a tampon lose your virgindy?

Remember: A tampon can cause your hymen to be torn - not always though. Unfortunately some people equate a torn hymen with a person not being a "virgin". Even vigorous activity can lead to your hymen being torn. ...Read more

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