Post # 1
I’m very embarassed writing this post, but I am worried that my tampon might be stuck and am reaching for you bee’s to help me out. It was around Christmas time that I was at my fiance’s grandmothers & had went to the bathroom, I felt that my tampon was coming out so I pushed it back in & didn’t worry about it. The next day came, and I was looking for it. I couldn’t find it anywhere so I’m thinking I may have pushed it a little too far without realizing it.
I don’t remember taking it out at any point, I wish I could, but I am starting to realize I’m forgetful when it comes to specific things. But I’m almost positive I didn’t take it out at all.
So, I never found it & was scared to put another tampon in. I was starting to bleed so I did eventually put another one in. I am still on my period now (or it seems like I am) but I am having a brown discharge sometimes or either it’s a deep red. It feels like I have pain down there every now and then, like a sharp pain, but it could just be me being paranoid.
This has happened to me once while having intercourse with a tampon in, but I sat in a hot bath and eventually pushed it out. I just wonder if I were able to get it out after having intercourse, how could it possibly be stuck now just by me pushing it with my finger?
I have had intercourse since this incident has happened, but I’ve also tried multiple times to push it out & feel for it, and…nothing.
Do any of you bee’s have any suggestions? Has this ever happened to you?
Post # 3
My suggestion? Call your gyn ASAP and get an emergency appt. Good luck.
Post # 4
I would suggest seeing a doctor immediately.
Post # 5
If you’ve had sex comfortably, I’m willing to bet it’s not in there. I have never heard of having sex with the tampon in, and I’ve never had it get stuck.If it’s been over a month, you’re more that likely fine.
If you’re still worried, then I would check with the doctor. Especially if you’re hurting!
ETA-By “probably fine” I mean that if you can’t feel the tampon, and you’re not swollen or anything it may have already come out. = )
Post # 6
I agree with previous posters. If this has been 3 weeks, you need to call your doctor immediately and get an emergency appointment.
Post # 7
Go to the GYN, stat. I read this crazy story on another women’s website about someone who left their tampon in for like two weeks and she describes the same thing as you…yucky discharge and the whole nine yards.
Post # 8
stay calm… and call your doc asap. Get an appointment and resolve it with their help!
Post # 9
I think at three weeks, you’d have noticed some horrible odor. Still, have an appointment set asap for your lady-dr. Better to know than to worry.
Post # 10
Most likely if you pushed it in with your finger then it wasn’t in there very tight and probably fell out another time one time when you pee’d.
I would just call the drs and see if someone can see you-a nurse or assistant. They can feel around (or use an ultrasound) a bit better than you can.
But don’t feel embarrassed about it either, there are plenty woman out there that have done this before 🙂
Post # 11
I’ve had it happen…dont feel bad….you need to see your doc right away.
Post # 12
You definitely should see a doctor, stat! An old tampon could cause a really dangerous bacterial infection. If you aren’t sure, you should *make* sure!!
Post # 13
I’ve had this happen to me. I forgot to remove a tampon – weeks later I started having the brown discharge you’re talking about. I went to the Dr. (at this point I didn’t know I still had a tampon in) and they were able to remove it with no problems. I don’t know exactly how long I had it in me, but I asked about infection and my doctor said getting infections are really rare. I wouldn’t be overly concerned, but you definitely want to see your doctor to have it removed.
Post # 14
I’ve never heard of having intercourse with a tampon in either? I would go to the doc right away anyway, better to be safe than sorry. Most likely it came out when you went to the bathroom. Good luck!
Post # 15
Definetly go to the doctor. Next time, go right away if you can’t get it out. That really isn’t good for your body and can cause an infection. If it is still in there, it hasn’t gone too far, but it might just be back too far for your fingers to reach.
Post # 16
Don’t be embarrassed. This happened to me once – and I didn’t even realize it. I believe it was in for about 4 weeks. Because when I got my period again I took one tampon out and there were 2 strings!
I doubt it’s even there, but if you are having pain and are concerned, definitely just go to the doctor. It’s not something to be embarassed about, but I understand how it can be.