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How to remove forgotten tampon in vagina ?

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Rather embarrassing. On my last period I was flying a lot and had quite an erratic period. At one stage I was using mini tampons and due to being rather hectic I am worried that one may have remained inside me. I wondered if this is why I may have been feeling unwell over the last few weeks. I recently had a scan as I am about to try seriously to have a baby and have had a myomectomy and nothing showed up although I admit I was too embarrassed to ask. Should I worry about this. Would it have shown up on the scan or could it have gone too far up a tube or am I perhaps just suffering one of the many winter viruses that crop up? Could you suggest a course of action for me that possibly doesn't involve having to trouble the hospital with another scan or me with an invasive internal examination??


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replied December 17th, 2007
Womens Conditions Answer A3481
A gynecologist would have probably told you right after the myomectomy if you had forgotten a tampon inside the vagina. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You have the right to know what exactly is happening with your body at any time. If you suspect that you left a tampon inside your vagina, you should visit your gynecologist as soon as possible. You are not the only woman who has ever misplaced a tampon!


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