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What if I forget to remove my tampon?

If you forget to remove your tampon (for example, at the end of your period), it can become compressed at the top of your vagina.

This can make it difficult for you to feel the tampon or pull it out.

Don't panic if a tampon gets stuck inside you. It's not possible for a tampon to get lost inside you and it'll stay in your vagina after you have inserted it.

Try using your fingers to grab the string of the tampon or the tampon itself.

If you still can't get the tampon out, go to your GP practice or nearest sexual health clinic as soon as possible. Healthcare staff will be able to remove it for you.

If you can't get to your GP or a sexual health clinic, ring NHS 111 for advice.

Tampon manufacturers advise that a tampon shouldn't be left in for more than 8 hours.

It's particularly important to get the tampon removed quickly if you:

Occasionally, a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection called toxic shock syndrome has been linked to women using tampons.

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