Will a stuck tampon eventually come out?

So let me just start with the good news: NOPE! A tampon CANNOT get lost in your body. Even though your vagina connects your outside parts with the “inside” of your body, there’s basically a dead end at the top of the vagina – it’s called your cervix, and there’s no way a tampon can go past that.

Is it possible to lose a tampon inside?

It’s not possible for a tampon to get lost inside you. It’ll stay in your vagina after you have inserted it. The only other opening is through your cervix at the top of your vagina. But this is too small for a tampon to pass through.

How do you get a lost tampon out?

Gently insert two fingers into your vagina. Sweep your fingers around the inside of your vagina trying to feel towards the top and back of your vagina. If you can feel the tampon, grab it between your fingers and pull it out. If you can’t feel the tampon, you may at least be able to locate the strings.

Can you still bleed if a tampon is stuck?

Symptoms of a tampon stuck inside your vagina The symptoms of a foreign body like a tampon inside your vagina could be as follows: Vaginal discharge, generally foul-smelling and yellow, pink, or brown. Vaginal bleeding, especially light bleeding.

Can a tampon be stuck for months?

In most cases, the person can remove a retained tampon on their own, but when this is not possible, a doctor can help. Tampons that remain in the vagina for too long can raise the risk of infection and TSS, so prompt medical attention is key.

What does a stuck tampon feel like?

If you can feel the tampon or its string, try tugging it out with one or two fingers. It might feel a little slippery and hard to grab, but don’t worry — your vagina ends at the opening of your cervix, and a tampon can’t get beyond that. (Check out this diagram if you are wondering where your cervix is.)

How can I find out if I have a tampon stuck in me?

What are some signs of a stuck tampon?

  1. brown, green, yellow, pink, or gray vaginal discharge.
  2. foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
  3. foul odor from your vagina with no discharge.
  4. itching inside your vagina or on your vulva.
  5. rash or redness around your genitals.
  6. uncomfortable or painful urination.
  7. abdominal or pelvic pain.

What does a lost tampon feel like?

It might feel a little slippery and hard to grab, but don’t worry — your vagina ends at the opening of your cervix, and a tampon can’t get beyond that.

How would you know if tampon stuck?

What does it smell like if you left a tampon in?

You might be able to control such odors by changing pads and tampons frequently, especially during heavy-flow days. A “rotten” smell can occur when a tampon is left in for too long or forgotten. This can happen at the end of a period, when you don’t have to insert a new tampon as often and you have no further bleeding.

How long can a tampon be stuck in you?

It can happen if you’re not careful, it’s a little scary, but it will come out. Allowing a tampon to stay inside you for more than 8 hours is not advisable, as this can lead to infection or Toxic Shock Syndrome.

Can you feel if a tampon is stuck inside you?

Your vagina is only about two-four inches long (though it can stretch to be a lot longer to accommodate vaginal intercourse or having a baby), so chances are, if a tampon’s in there, you’ll be able to feel it. If you can feel the tampon or its string, try tugging it out with one or two fingers.