Table of Contents
- 1 Can you mistake your cervix for a tampon?
- 2 Can a tampon rip when you take it out?
- 3 How do you tell if its a tampon or my cervix?
- 4 What to do if a tampon rips inside you?
- 5 How do you know if you put a tampon in wrong?
- 6 What should I do if I have a tampon stuck in my vagina?
- 7 Where does the tampon go at the end of your period?
Can you mistake your cervix for a tampon?
In college, I knew someone who’d forgotten to take a tampon out at the end of her period and put two and two together after noticing a not-so-sexy smell after sex. “Oh my God, what did you do?” I asked, experiencing second-hand anxiety just at the mere thought of it.
Can a tampon rip when you take it 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.
How do you tell if its a tampon or my cervix?
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.)
Will a stuck tampon come out on it’s own?
Having a tampon stuck in the vagina can be very uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally, but it is not a rare problem. In most cases, the person can remove a retained tampon on their own, but when this is not possible, a doctor can help.
How can I tell if I have a tampon stuck in me?
Signs that you might have a stuck tampon include:
- brown, green, yellow, pink, or gray vaginal discharge.
- foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
- foul odor from your vagina with no discharge.
- itching inside your vagina or on your vulva.
- rash or redness around your genitals.
- uncomfortable or painful urination.
- abdominal or pelvic pain.
What to do if a tampon rips inside you?
Try to relax, especially your pelvic muscles, as much as you can. Insert two fingers and try to grasp the tampon or its string. Using lubricant might help to ease any discomfort. Pull the tampon out very gently.
How do you know if you put a tampon in wrong?
You’ll know the tampon is in right if the applicator comes out easily and comfortably, if you don’t feel the tampon once the applicator is removed, and if there is no leaking. If you are new to tampons, relax. You get better at it every time you use them.
What should I do if I have a tampon stuck in my vagina?
Slowly move it in a circle, sweeping the inside of your vagina for any sign of the tampon. Try to reach up near your cervix as well. When you’re trying to find or remove a tampon, never use a foreign object, such as tweezers, to grab the tampon. Once you know where the tampon is, follow these steps to remove it:
Can a tampon go past the cervix?
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. The cervix is a barrier between the vagina and the uterus.
When to get help for a lost tampon?
If you still can’t get it out or you just don’t feel comfortable with that, remember that you should not wear a tampon more than 8 hours, so you’ll need to get help from your ob-gyn or family doctor as soon as possible. What if the tampon string breaks?
Where does the tampon go at the end of your period?
The cervix, at the end of the vagina, only has a tiny opening to allow blood through. You can always pull it out by the string, or reach in and grab it with your fingers if the string breaks. Don’t forget to remove all tampons by the end of your period, though!