- 7 years ago
I want to apologize in advance for how long this is.
Ok, first off I am seriously embarrassed to ask this question on here, so I am using my secondary account. This is a lot of TMI, and some of you might be too grossed out, but I don’t know who else to ask. I don’t want to ask a friend or anyone else because I am ridiculously embarrassed. I called my Dr, and they are closed until Monday morning and I am a little worried about whether or not I should go to the hospital just to be on the safe side.
Ok…well… within the past week or so I have been noticing a kind of odor, er, “down there” when I have been peeing and more specifically after having sex with my boyfriend. I was a little concerned, but thought it might have been something I’ve been eating. I waited a few days and it still wasn’t going away so I was seriously contemplating going to see my DR, but then thought maybe I was making things up in my head and being a hypochondriac and didn’t want to make something out of nothing.
Well, I started my period this week and have been using tampons. Sometimes I wear pads, just to kind of switch it up and keep it, uh, “fresh” down there if you know what I mean. Well, today the odor got worse and I was getting mortified and a little scared. Well, today, while going to the bathroom I felt something coming out of me. It was a tampon that I had no idea about!! 🙁 I literally started my period two days ago, and I have been changing them regularly, (apparently wearing them on TOP of the old one). I have NO idea how long this was in there. I am freaking out over here, grossed out of my mind, and a little scared that I might have TSS. I looked up the symptoms, and I don’t feel/have any of them, so thank god for that but I am still a little scared I might get them from having that in there for so long. I seriously have no idea how long it was in there. Hell, for all I know it could have been in there all month, and it’s freaking me out to no end.
I am super, SUPER embarrassed about this, so I’m asking anonymously what I should do. If there are any nurses or any of you ladies that have had this problem or something similar, what do I do? What did you do? My Dr. is closed until Monday so should I go to the ER just in case or wait it out? Please, any advice! 🙁