Can a tampon cause a vaginal infection?

Yes. Any tampon that is left in too long could cause infection. Usually they are not a problem at all, but that is assuming that they are used and replaced properly.

Related Questions

If you have vaginal infection does it hurt to use a tampon?

It could. An infection would cause inflammation of the tissues in the vagina. These inflamed tissues could be irritated by the use of a tampon. Read more...

I use tampons & I heard they can increase risk of vaginal infections. Just getting off & I'm having a fishy odor, have reoccurring vag infections, bv?

That is true. Tampons need to be changed frequently, and acidolphilus pills daily can help prevent BV but if u think u have it u need to see a gyn for cultures and antibiotics either vaginal or oral. Read more...