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Started using tampons, change it every 2/3 hours but now vagina walls feel a bit sore from inserting and Removing tampons all day. Will I get TSS?

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In brief: Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome or TSS, happens when tampon is left in place for long periods of time such as 8-12 hours.
It is unlikely to happen with frequent tampon changes from 2-3 hours. You can safely leave a tampon in place for 4-6 hours. More about tampon use http://youngwomenshealth.org/2012/09/27/tampons/

In brief: Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome or TSS, happens when tampon is left in place for long periods of time such as 8-12 hours.
It is unlikely to happen with frequent tampon changes from 2-3 hours. You can safely leave a tampon in place for 4-6 hours. More about tampon use http://youngwomenshealth.org/2012/09/27/tampons/
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