Asked: Helppp!!! left a tampon in for over 8 hours…freaking out!!!!!!!?

ok i put in a tampon at about 9:15 p.m
and was suppose to change it a 2:15 ishh am but my alarm didn't ring and i woke up at like 6 a.m realizing it was in too long…i took it out and put another one in but i got scared and took that one out too after like 10 mins…omg do I have tss? i have really slight muscle aches but thats it…when will i get the symptoms if i do? :[ somebodyy please help…
btw it was a regular sized U by Kotex tampon

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If you've got TSS, you're too ill to be posting on here. You'd have a very high fever, rashes, diarrhoea and so on. You'd be in hosptial.

The 8 hour "limit" is fairly arbitrary. Sure, the longer you leave it the greater your chance of TSS, but in reality it is still INCREDIBLY rare.



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Hello, the symptoms of TSS are…
-Muscle aches
-Vomiting
-Diarrhoea
-Rash that looks like sunburn
-Sore throat
-Dizziness
-Fainting or near fainting
-Sudden high fever

Since you are only experiencing 1 of these signs I wouldn't do anything just yet. But if you get any more of these signs then I suggest going to see a doctor immediately. Good luck :)



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No but never sleep with a tampon in they make night pads for that you"ll be fine oh and I use the same tampons :)



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Hi Nina,

You should be fine and have no reason to worry. TSS would have already set in if it was going to and you would already be having symptoms. Take a deep breath, your fine.



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No, you do not have TSS. Or, I should say, it is HIGHLY unlikely. I once left a tampon in too long as well. I was young and new to tampons. It was the last day of my period and I could see that it would be the last tampon I used. I had a busy day and forgot all about it. When I went to the bathroom later, I thought nothing of it. I never felt the string and it ended up going inside me. I didn't know it was still there and honestly never thought about it. About three weeks later I went to my peek-a-boo doctor for an exam and guess what she discovered! A three week old tampon that I had forgotten about entirely and had no idea was still there. The most shameful part of this was that I managed to do it again about a year later, but that one was only left in for a week.

Because of this incident, I now check EVERY time my period ends. I don't want anything left behind as it can cause TSS and I am fully aware of this.



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