(Closed) Have you ever had a tampon stuck?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

My suggestion?  Call your gyn ASAP and get an emergency appt.  Good luck.

Post # 4
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would suggest seeing a doctor immediately. 

Post # 5
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

stay calm… and call your doc asap. Get an appointment and resolve it with their help!

Post # 9
1108 posts
Bumble bee

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
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
3252 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve had it happen…dont feel bad….you need to see your doc right away.

Post # 12
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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.

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