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This is very anbrassing i left a tampon in too forgot now im

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this is very anbrassing i left a tampon in too long forgot now im have some yellow discharge
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no i just now noiced i
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.


Myself Dr Josh. and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

When do you think(how many days back) you left the tampon?

Is there any itching or foul smell?

Waiting for your reply…

Thank you.

Kind Regards


Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 year ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for coming back online.

If a tampon is not removed, it can lead to a problem known as toxic shock syndrome which is a rare but dangerous bacterial infection.

Following will help you:

  • Sit on the toilet. . Bear down like when having a bowel movement or pushing out a baby. This can push the tampon down.
  • Wash your hands. Then try to find it with one finger. Once you have located it, use your finger and thumb to grab onto it and pull it out.
  • Tampon manufacturers advise that a tampon shouldn’t be left in for more than eight hours.

If you still can't get the tampon out, you need to go to your GP/gynecologist.This is something that is urgent and needs to be dealt with quickly. Waiting around can lead to a serious infections.

Please do not get embarrassed.We doctors deal such cases routinely.Your gynecologist will remove this & this will prevent the infection.

Hope this helped.

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Thank you.

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