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I just finished my period which was very heavy (they always

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I just finished my period which was very heavy (they always are, so that is nothing out of the ordinary) and I've developed itching and burning symptoms. I wore my tampons a little longer then usual and think this may have given me a bacterial vaginosis. Is this possible?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 2 years ago.
HelloYES tampon may cause yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis or any other bacterial infection and tampon is not ideally recommended during period. Thank you