011: What happens if you leave a tampon in for days?

Is a stuck tampon dangerous? If you’re not sure whether you have a tampon stuck in your vagina, your body will usually give you a few signals that something’s not right. These symptoms, in addition to fever, nausea, vomiting, or body rash could indicate something more serious, like Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), which happens when bacteria enter the bloodstream through tiny tears in your vagina. Take a deep breath, and listen to Dr. Oakley give you the low-down if this ever happens to you. The Lady Bod Podcast is presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Physicians.