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Is it ok if I got my period the day after my appendix removal surgery? And is it ok to use tampons while in recovery?

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Dr. Derek Haas
Fertility Medicine

In brief: It's okay

Yes, these are two separate body systems.
The appendix is a small unnecessary part of your colon. Your period represents your uterus shedding the lining it built for that month. The uterus/vagina and colon are not connected. There is no problem using tampons.

In brief: It's okay

Yes, these are two separate body systems.
The appendix is a small unnecessary part of your colon. Your period represents your uterus shedding the lining it built for that month. The uterus/vagina and colon are not connected. There is no problem using tampons.
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