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Can part of a tampon break off while in use? I used one last night before bed and woke up with no period until later that night. This is not normal.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Yes

Just about anything can break, although tampons normally don't.
With that said, I suspect you want to know what to do next, right? 2 choices: check inside yourself - you can't lose anything inside your vagina b/c it's like a pouch. Or go to ER or see your Family Doc/GYN/Planned Parenthood for someone else to take a look see. Of note, irregular menses are common but so are STDs/STIs w/o condom use.

In brief: Yes

Just about anything can break, although tampons normally don't.
With that said, I suspect you want to know what to do next, right? 2 choices: check inside yourself - you can't lose anything inside your vagina b/c it's like a pouch. Or go to ER or see your Family Doc/GYN/Planned Parenthood for someone else to take a look see. Of note, irregular menses are common but so are STDs/STIs w/o condom use.
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine

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