Ever Leave a Tampon in?

Ever Leave a Tampon in?

sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Have you ever accidentally left a tampon in for a few days?? I have never done this because I'm really afraid of Toxic Shock.. but my roommate left a tampon in for almost 2 days because she forgot about it. She went to the school medical center and they said she was fine. Have you ever done this? And what did you do?
09/05/2012
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Littleone7 Littleone7
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetpea12
Have you ever accidentally left a tampon in for a few days?? I have never done this because I'm really afraid of Toxic Shock.. but my roommate left a tampon in for almost 2 days because she forgot about it. She went to the school medical center ...
No I haven't I had a friend who did and didn't seem like anything happened to her she freaked out pretty bad when she realized it but she never went to the hospital or anything.
09/05/2012
ellieprobable ellieprobable
Toxic shock is actually really rare and she'd know if she had it. I'm pretty careful about it but probably push to 12+ hours on occasion. I've never had a problem.
09/05/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I've heard about women getting infections as a result, but I have no personal experience with it. I can't imagine forgetting one, I find them very intrusive and uncomfortable.
09/05/2012
Neotigress Neotigress
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetpea12
Have you ever accidentally left a tampon in for a few days?? I have never done this because I'm really afraid of Toxic Shock.. but my roommate left a tampon in for almost 2 days because she forgot about it. She went to the school medical center ...
So kids, don't try this at home (I am so outing myself)....

I never ever have weird odor or unusual vaginal issues, and then one day I started having this strange dead fish/metal odor, and it got worse and worse and this weird grey watery discharge... so I consulted Dr. Webmd and diagnosed myself with bacterial vaginosis. I jinked around with home remedies for a week, and then there was a little bit of blood, then more and duh-oh, it's time for my period but the smell is getting worse. I go to put a tampon in for my period and guess what? There was a left over in there from last month (yeah I'm not dating right now, obviously).

Took it out, smell all gone and no adverse affects.

~head desk~
09/05/2012
Neotigress Neotigress
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Originally posted by Neotigress
So kids, don't try this at home (I am so outing myself)....

I never ever have weird odor or unusual vaginal issues, and then one day I started having this strange dead fish/metal odor, and it got worse and worse and this weird grey watery ...
p.s. Public humiliation in the name of science.
09/05/2012
chikisses chikisses
I have never done that but I know only one person that ever got toxic shock and she . She was really sick.
09/05/2012
mandiegk mandiegk
I have never done that. I am always very careful when using tampons, but I have some serious vaginal issues so I am always keeping a close eye on what is going on down there.
09/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by sweetpea12
Have you ever accidentally left a tampon in for a few days?? I have never done this because I'm really afraid of Toxic Shock.. but my roommate left a tampon in for almost 2 days because she forgot about it. She went to the school medical center ...
No. I don't want TSS either.
09/05/2012
indiglo indiglo
Quote:
Originally posted by Neotigress
So kids, don't try this at home (I am so outing myself)....

I never ever have weird odor or unusual vaginal issues, and then one day I started having this strange dead fish/metal odor, and it got worse and worse and this weird grey watery ...
Ooh, scary! Glad all ended well. I have a similar story to tell. You're not alone!



When I used tampons, I wore them overnight and never had a problem. In fact, I'd wear them much longer than the 12 hour limit sometimes, and nothing. Now I use a menstrual cup, and there are no TSS worries with that.



I once used an applicator tampon I was given by someone else. (I used OB w/no applicator normally.) I didn't know it, but the tampon in it was defective. There was a chunk of cotton that was separate, not attached to the body / string of the actual tampon. When I removed the tampon, the chunk stayed in. (I had no idea.) A few days later (after my period was over) the bloody, disgusting chunk came out when I was peeing. I freaked out, called the doctor, the whole 9 yards. I was totally fine though.

I think we've had it drilled into our heads almost too much, because I had a phobia about it too. But those who have TSS are really sick, you'd definitely know you were sick.
09/05/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Nope, I'm pretty anal about hygiene and removing tampons every few hours when I'm on my period.
09/05/2012
woodsdragon woodsdragon
OMG it was AWFUL!!!!!!! I was in high school and forced to wear khakis for band. Of course khakis + period = my worse nightmare. So, I decided to try tampons. I thought I had taken it out but since I wasn't used to using them didn't really have a routine or clue what I was doing. It was extremely painful and I vowed never to use them again!!! I didn't get an infection or any consequences after I removed it but until I removed it and during removal it sucked!!
09/06/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Yes, I have. For maybe 18 hours. I totally freaked out when I realized it.
09/06/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
No, I'm very careful about TSS!!
09/10/2012
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