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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I had sex while using a tampon. This pushed the tampon far inside me and I am unable to reach it. Will it come out on its own or do I need to see a doctor to have it removed?
If you can't get it out on your own, you need to have it removed. It shouldn't stay in for much longer than 6-8 hours. Not only will it cause profuse discharge, a foul smelling discharge, but it can also lead to a serious infection like toxic shock syndrome.
Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated