By Kitti Palmai, Oct 12, 2022

“Retained tampons aren’t lost. They get lodged in the posterior fornix of the vagina,” said Kecia Gaither, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYN and a maternal-fetal medicine expert in the Bronx, New York. Gaither stressed that OB-GYNs see this happen frequently, but they can easily remove a lodged tampon during a speculum examination. Before and after the tampon is removed, you should keep an eye out for signs of infection.

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