Kyla asked in HealthWomen's Health · 1 month ago

Toxic shock syndrome (do i have it)?

Sorry for tmi buut I left a tampon in for more than 8 hours on accident, and its been two or three days and i feel a little bit sick..?

How common is this and am i going to get tss??

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  • juliet
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Not common at all anymore. And 8 hours is the max recommendation typically. I’ve done that several times. I’ve honestly had it in longer than that, several times. No TSS for me.

    Tampons nowadays are not made the way they used to be. TSS is now even MORE rare, thanks to improvements. I highly doubt you have it, but if your symptoms persist for another 2-3 days, go to urgent care.

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  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You must be American as we Brits always leave a tampon in overnight. we don't get up after 3 hours and change it. TSS is incredibly rare, and almost unknown due to the changing of the material in tampons.

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