Help! I think I might have lost my tampon inside my vagina.
Tampons are held in place by the walls of your vagina; there is nowhere for the tampon to go beyond your vagina. If you can’t feel it or pull it out on your own, a health care provider may need to intervene. The average vagina is only about two-four inches long.
Can you lose a tampon and not feel it?
Your vagina is only about two-four inches long (though it can stretch to be much longer to accommodate vaginal intercourse or having a baby), so if a tampon is in there, you’ll probably be able to feel it.
Would I still bleed if I lost a tampon?
No, a tampon can’t get lost inside you. The opening on the other end of this depth is your cervix, which is just big enough to let menstrual blood out and semen in. So, no chance of a tampon getting mysteriously lost inside your body forever.
Can a tampon get stuck?
If a tampon gets stuck inside you, don’t panic; it won’t get lost inside you and will stay in your vagina after you’ve inserted it. Try grabbing the tampon’s string or the tampon itself with your fingers.
Can a tampon be stuck for months?
The most serious potential complication of having a tampon stuck in the vaginal canal is toxic shock syndrome (TSS), which is also extremely rare. Although many people mistakenly believe that leaving tampons in for too long can cause TSS, tampons do not cause TSS on their own.
How far up can a tampon go?
A tampon is typically less than 2 inches long, and it’s possible that it will move up and into the top or back of the vaginal canal, obscuring the strings.
How would I know if I had a tampon stuck inside me?
Brown, green, yellow, pink, or gray vaginal discharge; foul-smelling vaginal discharge; foul odor from your vagina with no discharge are all signs that you may have a stuck tampon.
Can you accidentally put two tampons in?
Yes, you can comfortably insert another tampon into the lower part of the vagina if you forget to take out an old tampon and it moves up into the vagina.
What happens if you leave a tampon in for a week?
“In general, leaving a tampon in for too long can create a breeding ground for bacteria, increasing the risk of yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and possibly TSS,” Shepherd explained. “For some women, it comes down to a hygienic issue of changing as often as possible.”
What is blocking my tampon from going in?
According to Dr. Overton, having an imperforate hymen makes tampon insertion and sexual intercourse impossible because the opening to the vagina is completely blocked; however, with the other three types of hymen abnormalities, including the one I had, sex is possible but u201cvery painful.u201d
How do you get a lost tampon out?
Try to reach the area at the top of the vagina where the tampon is likely to be lodged with a finger in the vagina, making circular movements and reaching as far inside as possible. If the tampon can be detected, insert two fingers to grip the tampon and pull it out.
How soon do toxic shock syndrome symptoms appear?
TSS symptoms can appear as soon as 12 hours after a surgical procedure, and in women who are menstruating and using tampons, symptoms appear 3 to 5 days later. If you experience any of the above symptoms after using tampons, or after surgery or a skin injury, contact your health care provider right away.