My daughter called this morning and told me she had discoverd a tampon that had been left in for 3 weeks! She said she had not been feeling well for the past couple of weeks, but nothing major. There was of course some odor upon removal. I've never known anyone who has experienced this, so just wondered what if anything she should do?
"My daughter called this morning and told me she had discoverd a tampon that had been left in for 3 weeks! She said she had not been feeling well for the past couple of weeks, but nothing major. There was of course some odor upon removal. I've never known anyone who has experienced this, so just wondered what if anything she should do?"
She needs to have removed ASAP as this can cause a deadly staphylococcus infection call toxic shock.
If she wants to, she can take three full caps of oregano oil three times a day. This helped me with a mild staph infection.
I'm posting a link to info about TSS (toxic shock syndrome). To my knowledge this is the only potential problem. If she didn't get this then she will be fine without doing anything other than removing the tampon. The vagina will clean itself out though it's own processes, although a douche may speed up the process. I had something similar happen with a sponge years ago. It was very smelly, but most of the odor went with the sponge itself and it cleared up very fast once I got it out.
This happened to me/ just last night..in desperation, I rushed to the net this morning..to get information on this. I found you! Please advise what happened with your daughter..the scent was very bad. yes. about three weeks..I thought I was pregnant, for I was menstrating very lightly, and it had been over 10 days...my husband DID ejaculate inside, and then the next morning..I must have placed a tampon in...now..it has been left until 3 weeks later, (last night) and I am horrified! what if I concieved behind all of this!!!
I'm SO glad someone else posted about this - I've been scared out of my mind - and trying to get an appt. with an OB/GYN - for a long while now. After doing searches here on my symptoms - a watery brown discharge that only appears when my body is "excited" or I'm sexually active - I found info on "lost" tampons. I REALLY didn't think it could be possible & even asked my ex-bf if he could "feel" a tampon/foreign body inside me and he said no. Just to be on the safe side I did some self-checking tonight & there WAS an absolutely disgusting tampon lodged way up there that turned out to be the source of the brown fluid. I will call Planned Parenthood tomorrow & see if they feel I need further care but I am so relieved (yet horrified!) - I was imagining all kinds of terrible scenarios. The awful part is that I have absolutely NO idea how long the tampon was stuck there - I've had other tampons in since and have had intercourse. Thank you to the posters who gave me the idea to check!!!
How strange, as I am in exactly the same situation! I had a really foul smelling discharge for days, which was often brown coloured. I was really embarassed by the smell and getting a bit worried about it. I looked for a tampon, but didn't find one... until today!
When I took it out it absolutely stank- it had obviously started to rot. I searched to see if there were any health problems associated, but haven't found any. I was aware of TSS, but have felt well, so I don't consider that to be a possibility.
OMG the same thing happened to me!! About 5 days ago I had a tampon in and my husband and I had intercourse. I forgot all about the tampon. Then about 3 days ago I started having this brownish foul smelling discharge!! I thought I had cancer or something. It was so nasty! So I took a shower because I coudlnt stand the smell any longer and found out I had a tampon still inside of me. It was pushed way up there. It had such a foul stench to it. Now I am worried about TSS. I called my gyno and he said not to worry unless I have a fever of 102. I havent felt good the past couple of days so I am worried now.
I just returned from the doctors office for this same problem. I did not know the tampon was in there. Not even sure how long it was in there!
I was having cramping, sweats, discharge with a brown tinge, and a horrible odor. The nurse practitioner prescribed doxycycline for infection. This is the second time that this has happened. The last time was two years ago. I keep track of my usage of tampons and do not know how this can happen again!
Makes you want to give up the tampons! They usually fall out, not up!