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I think I may have left a tampon in last saturday night

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I think I may have left a tampon in last saturday night before having sex with my husband, my period was only in day 3 on saturday and was very very slight on sunday. have cramps since yesterday and feeling bloated and sick today
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
Do you still have the tampon in or have you removed it?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
couldn't find it and have no recollection of removing it
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 7 years ago.
The biggest problem with a retained tampon is having a severe abscess like infection and usually with high fevers, pain and cramping - the best way to get this checked is to make an appointment with your ob/gyn tomorrow so that you get the all-clear. For the current pain - you can take 800mg of Motrin every 8 hours or 500mg of Alleve every 12 hours.
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