What happens if i have left a tampon in too long?

February 6th, 2013 by Emily

Question: What happens if i have left a tampon in too long?
I left a tampon in for like 9 hours as i was out all day and forgot. Its now been 2 days and its really itchy ‘down there’. I don’t really fancy going to the physicians as i would have to end up telling my mum and i really don’t want to! Can you just thrush cream or anything else to calm it down?

Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by juliet
You might have gotten the toxic shock syndrome or whatever its called. If you don’t want to tell your mother, you can research it online. About the (TSS) I think it’s called.

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5 Comments on “What happens if i have left a tampon in too long?”

  1. OnlyAtJMart says:

    You can get something called toxic shock syndrome. It can be fatal. See a doctor.

  2. Starburst says:

    You probably have a yeast infection.
    Or some type of infection and should go to the doctor

  3. Jessica says:

    GO TO EITHER A WALGREENS OR WALMART AND GO TO THE “GIRL” SECTION AND GET A DOUCHE… IT WILL CLEAN ANYTHING IN THERE THAT MIGHT BE CAUSING THE ITCH.. IT WORKS!

  4. oh snap! says:

    a risk of tss after 11 hrs, bt i think 9 hrs is fine bt i dont know why ur itchy jus clean really well!! gud luck

  5. Mesmerized says:

    Well leaving tampons in too long can possibly cause TSS, but if you developed it you’d know it. High fever and feeling very, very sick. If all you have is some itching, then this is not TSS. You likely developed an infection. Could be yeast or bacterial. You could try getting some Monistat from the pharmacy and see if that helps, but if it doesn’t you’d need to see a Doctor. DO NOT DOUCHE! That will only lead to a worsening infection. Douching isn’t medicated. It serves no purpose other than flushing your vagina out, which is known to cause infections in some women anyway.

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