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December 13th, 2010, 02:13 AM
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What?  A lost tampon.  Hey, it happens.  And, it is one of those topics that a woman might be embarrassed to call her doctor about, even if she knows she might need help.  You would think if a tampon was lost you would automatically know about it, but this isn’t always the case.  Occasionally a woman will insert a tampon and either forget it is there or inse
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December 13th, 2010, 02:13 AM
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Wow, this is really scary. I have never had this happen and I never hope for it to happen, but the info was very informative and should this ever happen, I will feel a little better about getting it out.

Thanks!
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December 13th, 2010, 03:47 AM
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Scary indeed! I don't use them anymore. Good article tho, could be a lifesaver for somebody.
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June 16th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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happened to me before ... weird thing is i had no idea and good thing i had do apt ... embarrassing but glad the doc took it out ...
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July 19th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Don't feel bad, this has happened to me more than once in 30 years. I forget when I am changing in the middle of the night half asleep. I also like to flush my system out. And the easiest way is to have a couple of orgasms. It works, I'm just saying.
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July 19th, 2011, 05:52 PM
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happened to me before ... weird thing is i had no idea and good thing i had do apt ... embarrassing but glad the doc took it out ...
Same here! You would think we would be able to tell but NOPE!
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September 7th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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I signed up just to say thank you! The other night my husband and I went to have relations. Very uncomfortable and noticed something foul-smelling. Cervical cancer runs in my family. You can imagine my concern. Did a little googling and came across a possible cause. How to remove this possible causing culprit? (Embarrassed). Justmommies told me how! THANK YOU!!!!
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October 29th, 2011, 09:23 AM
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It does happen. I managed to get a tampon completely lodged in my uterus. I wasn't 100% sure too, so I just waited. Not a good idea. About a week later, I realized my problem. Called the doctor who sent me to the ER. Toxic Shock possibility. After removal, IVs and blood tests I was sent home with antibiotics. BUT everyone at the hospital, insurance company, and doctor's office was really great about it. It happens more often than you'd think. The only thing I did wrong was to WAIT.
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October 29th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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I had this happen to me years ago. I went to the
E.R. & they removed it. It was quite embarrassing.
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January 14th, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Ok, so many months ago I THINK this happened to me and I took the second tampon out and tried to reach for the possible first tampon, but I didn't feel anything there. I did have pelvic pain after, but I was not sure if they were a symptom of my period. I am completely terrified at this point and I have so many questions that have not been answered. Can I in the long-run get some kind of cancer? And can it effect my pregnancy? I was afraid to have sex for a long time after that and now that I do, it feels normal. I'm curious to know what's happening down there. Please answer asap. would appreciate it so much. Thank you
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January 30th, 2012, 04:27 AM
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I had this happen to me It was the last day of my period and I forgot the tampon in so there was no bleeding so me and my bf had sex and he said he felt something weird but I didn't think that it could be the tampon so I ignored him then when I went to the bathroom there was a lil blood and i remembered I still had a tampon up there so I asked my bf to look and see if he could see anything but he couldn't So I told him to atick his fingers up there and see if he felt anything and he could feel it so I had him pull it out, I would have do it but I have long finger nails and couldn't feel anything up there I think I had just pushed it up on there more..
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February 11th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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I just totally creeped myself out. I'm so creeped out right now and get a shiver every time I think about it. I lost my tampon, I think I likely tried putting it in and had an applicator fail (its happened before) and didn't notice at the time. So I went to take it out for the night and CRAP I can't find it. So I went spelunking and felt my own CERVIX! UGH and shiver! I'm so creeped out...and didn't find anything. Hopefully its still in the applicator, I'll look when I get home. Uhhh, I'm so creeped out.
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March 1st, 2012, 07:15 AM
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OMG, i have never had this happen until yesturday...i have the Mirana, so my periods are very light, but i do wear a tampon, usually put in in the morning, and remove at night...but i forgot about it, went to bed with my bf, and had sex, the next morning, i remememberd i had one in so i rushed, and had to dig, it was sideways, and up far...but thank god i got it out, but now Im worried if i should go to the doctor to get checked out....
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March 4th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Today, I discovered this same thing! I'm 45 years old, I've been having a period since I was 13, and this is the FIRST time I've had this happen! I was mortified! It has been in me for a little over a week...and I was having the worst odor! I have NEVER had any odor, and was so embarassed! I went to the bathroom, and just happened to feel it. I was so grossed out! Couldn't believe this happened! And, I'm THANKFUL that I do NOT have an infection (to the best of my knowledge!)
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March 19th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Help me plz I'm 14 I'm realy embarrassed to tell my mum about this I'm sure I don't remember take my tampon out
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March 26th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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I just wanted to thank this site for this article. Not wanting to call my doctor (embarrassing), I read this article and followed the instructions--sure enough, there was a tampon. This article may have saved me from a serious operation, infection, or worse. Many, many thanks!
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June 12th, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Glad I read this article before I went to the doctor. I was able to fish/push it out while squatting in the shower; quite the ordeal. Anyway, thank you for the info, all clear!
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August 24th, 2012, 02:38 AM
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It's cray!! But it really happens thank god i found this site!! I had a very foul odor and discharge disgusting I know!! So I went to the emergency room gotta a pelvic exam and she found the tampon inside my vagina side ways I was sooooo embarrassed but she made me feel very comfortable and tld me I wasn't the first and definitely won't b the last so try not b embarrassed ladies bc it will b much more embarrassing and dangerous if it disintegrates inside of u!!! I'm very thankful for this site!!
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September 6th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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So glad I found this post! This happened to me last Saturday after drinking a bit too much and having sex with my boyfriend the tampon got stuck and I'd presumed I'd already taken it out so put a fresh one in and carried on as usual. It wasn't until I started to get a couple of the symptoms hat I realise something was wrong. I tried to take it out myself but just couldn't get at the right angle as it had turned sideways! Luckily I found this threa and took myself off to my walk in centre, they were fantastic, I obviously wasn't the first person this has happened to! I have a course of antibiotics too just to remove the risk of TSS.
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