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Eek! So I'm on my period and had to run out this morning and inserted a tampon before I left. A few hours later I went to the bathroom and realized I had bled through my underwear. At that point I assume I forgot that I had a tampon in already, and put in another (it felt uncomfortable but I was in a rush and didn't pay much mind). I finally arrive home this afternoon and go to the bathroom to take out my tampon. I take one out, and when i wipe I notice ANOTHER string still inside me. This is when I pull out the second tampon that I didn't realize was still there. This had me a bit freaked out. I am worried now about the health implications of this situation. I'm wearing a pad now, as I'm scared about potential infection. Should I be watching for some sort of illnes or infection associated with accidentally wearing a few tampons in for a few hours? Assuming the first tampon had been in for nearly 4 and a half hours, and the other one was in for about 2. What should I do!!
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Although it sounds like you probably dealt with the situation in time, sticking with pads for now and keeping an eye out for any possible infections couldn't hurt [Smile] The main issue with forgetting about a tampon tends to be TSS, but it seems you probably didn't leave it in long enough to really risk getting that, so you should be okay. But certainly keep an eye open just to make sure everything's fine [Smile]
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