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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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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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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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What is it you can get from tampons? Amd what are the symptons?

What is it you can get from tampons? Amd what are the symptons?

TSS: Toxic shock syndrome (tss) is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin that can occur if you forget and leave a tampon in you too long, thus causing a bacterial infection in your vaginal area that can spread. Symptoms can include:a sudden high fever, low blood pressure (hypotension), vomiting or diarrhea, confusion, diarrhea, head aches and a general ill-feeling. ...Read more

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I'm so embarrassed! has this happened to anyone else? Tampon stuck

I'm so embarrassed! has this happened to anyone else? Tampon stuck

Lost tampon: You are not alone. When i worked in the emergency room i removed many a lost tampon. I suggest that you see your physician and have it removed as soon as possible because it can be a cause of toxic shock syndrome if left in place too long. ...Read more

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