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#1 Old 05-19-2009, 05:25 PM
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Oh my.... this is the most embarassing thing I've ever posted anywhere, but I am simply mortified right now....

I forgot a tampon was in!!! For probably 2 days!!!!

I noticed it today..... the string and the smell The smell seems gone now that I removed it, I took a shower right away and cleaned well.... I have no symptoms of TSS..... what should I do??? should I call my doctor???

Seriously, I have always feared doing this, I tend to check obsessively..... what a nightmare!!

:blushes and runs away:
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#2 Old 05-19-2009, 05:59 PM
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i'd call the doctor just incase. on a gut level i think if you were gonna have a TSS type issue you'd probably be sick by now, but it'd not hurt to get an opinion from a medical person. is there an out of hours number you can call?
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Yes, call a nurse helpline if you have one in your area. Maybe you can check a local hospital website and see if they have one. They can tell you whether you should see a doctor immediately or let you know what to look for.
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Definitely talk to your doctor! It's possible that you could have an infection and it's best to get that looked at, just in case.

And don't be embarrassed. It happens! I once put one in without taking the old one out. When I went to take it out I noticed two strings and was like 'oops how did that happen?"
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#5 Old 05-19-2009, 08:52 PM
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I did that once before. I never got toxic shock. I'm sure your fine.
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#6 Old 05-19-2009, 11:18 PM
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I would guess that you're fine, but go to your gyno just to be sure!
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#7 Old 05-20-2009, 12:20 AM
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Don't worry i've done this too and the double one, i was fine but call the doc to check
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#8 Old 05-20-2009, 02:25 PM
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I have forgottan one for a day or so and I was fine.

Here is a link to the symptoms is TSS. If you show any of them contact your doctor asap!

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#9 Old 05-23-2009, 12:47 PM
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If your mind will be more at peace after seeing a gyno I think you should go
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#10 Old 05-23-2009, 05:28 PM
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I would say the moment you think you have even a single symptom go to the doctor, or go now if you need the peace of mind.
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#11 Old 05-23-2009, 06:24 PM
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My advice:

GO TO THE DOCTOR AND GET YERSELF CHECKED OUT!!! (better safe than sorry, no kidding!!!!!!)

Then afterwards, buy yourself a mooncup/diva cup/box of Instead cups and learn how to make sure you got nothing lurkin up in there in 'tween those moon times.

IMO, when it comes to a woman and her yoni, there's NO such thing as too safe.
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#12 Old 05-23-2009, 09:08 PM
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I did that once. If you're not experiencing any symptoms, you're probably fine. Give your doctor a call if it makes you feel better; s/he will probably ask you some questions and advise you to make an appointment if you experience fever, nausea, or lots of discharge.

TSS, while serious, is also extremely rare.
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#13 Old 05-23-2009, 09:50 PM
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If you were to get toxic shock you would've already had some symptoms by now. So I think you can relax.

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OT: What in the heck is that smiley?!

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#15 Old 05-24-2009, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Midnight Angel View Post

OT: What in the heck is that smiley?!

i think its someone swinging a tampon round their head
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#16 Old 05-27-2009, 05:47 PM
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Just wanted to update, I was planning on calling my doctor the next day (and of course if I had even one symptom of TSS) but the next day everything seemed so fine I decided not to bother. Everything is fine now, lol. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!
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