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Hi, When I Was 14 (25 Years Ago Now), I

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Hi, when I was 14 (25 years ago now), I tried using tampons for the first time. When I did this I used the cardboard applicator style however it felt uncomfortable so I took the tampon out and tried again. I did this 4 times and then my tummy started hurting and I realised that I hadn’t removed the cardboard applicators. I removed as much as I could get to but not sure if I left anything behind. I spoke to my mum and she said not to worry as it would just dissolve . I have since had 4 kids, ultrasounds for these pregnancies and transvaginal and colcosopy for other issues so am I am sure if anything untoward had happened as a result of this I would know by how. Am I ok to put this worry to the back of my mind now as it has been such a long time and the tests I have had since would have showed anything
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You should not be worried

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

You should not be worried.
The cardboard applicator of the tampon does not hurt you.It will probably dissolve on it's own.

Hope my answer was helpful.
If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician

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Hi, When I Was 14 (25 Years Ago Now), I

Brief Answer: You should not be worried Detailed Answer: Hello dear, I read carefully your query and understand your concern. You should not be worried. The cardboard applicator of the tampon does not hurt you.It will probably dissolve on it's own. Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again. Kind regards! Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi General &Family Physician