Tampon Stuck Inside The Vagina?
Tampon stuck inside the vagina is actually happens and has multiple interesting stories surrounding the event. If this happened to you, then recognize that you are not the only one. Just relax, read the brief guide below to get around it.
Where Is The Missing Tampon?
It is often perplexing to young women when they try to wrap their minds around the fact that a tampon actually gets “lost” within the vagina. The major concern is that it probably found its way up into their abdomen.
not possible because the opening that links the vagina to the uterus
is so small especially when you are not pregnant that it cannot allow
the passage of the tampon.Therefore, if your tampon is not actually
“lost”, it is still there within the vagina! vagina by another tampon or by
Common Reasons For Tampon Stuck Inside
This is one of the major
reasons that lead to a stuck tampon, especially during the
last days of your menses.
Was it removed?
Sometimes, the tampon was removed but the woman couldn’t remember she did remove it.
Sex with tampons
Normally, you should not have sex with tampons but it does sometimes happens for various reasons. Sex gets the tampon compressed and pushed up the vagina.
the string gets broken or coils up into the vagina during the activities of
the day especially exercise.The women
then gets to the washroom, ooops, there is no string and no trace of a
for some reason, a woman uses a very small tampon for her size and it
easily gets pulled up with its string.
Stuck Tampon Removal At Home
These are simple steps you could follow at home to remedy
- First, relax and
reassure yourself that if there is any stuck tampon within you, then it
is within your vagina and no where else.
your hands with soap and water. Also, be careful not to use fingers with
long nails to manipulate your vagina as this might lead to injury and
- Take a comfortable position.
It is easier for you to sit on the toilet seat and put your feet on the bath
tub or a stool infront you.
- Use clear warm water and bath
your vagina with a flush. This may soak any dried tampon making it swell up and easy to access.
- Bear down as though wanting to have a bowel movement.
This applies pressure on the vagina from above and may push down any
tampons towards the entrance of the vagina.
Insert your finger gently into the vagina. If you have difficulty
finding the opening, you can use a mirror. The index finger is often
used but you can use the middle finger if necessary. Reach as far as you
can and try to feel your cervix. Do not mistake it for a tampon! When you are not pregnant, the cervix feels like the tip of your nose.
Just behind the cervix is a little pouch that can be a good hiding
place for a tampon. You may use one finger to search around the
cervix, sweeping it around its head into the spaces around it. If you
find the tampon, you may have to insert the second finger so that you
use both fingers to grab the tampon and gently pull it out. You may bear
down during the searching process to help bring any tampon closer. The tampon may have an offensive odor when you take it out.
- If you do not seem to find
any thing , you can repeat the process again , searching more deeply if
When To See The Doctor
See a doctor about a tampon stuck inside my vagina? Seriously? Yes! Many woman who experience this are usually unaware that there are many other women who experience the same thing and that doctors are not “shocked or surprised” by it. You do not have to be embarrassed, talk less ashamed of going to the ER or seeing your doctor for this.
If you think you have a tampon in your vagina and you cannot remove it by following the steps above, please see a doctor or go to the ER as soon as possible.
Tampons stuck within the vagina can lead to a very serious infection which can be fatal, called the toxic shock symdrome. That is why you must have it removed right away.
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