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Can You Lose a String On Tampon?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

What happens if you lose the string when the tampon is inside of you?




Dear Micaela,

First, I want to reassure you that the string on a Tampax tampon is sewn throughout the tampon. Therefore, it is unlikely that the string is going to "disappear" on you.


Here is the trick to not seeing the string in your bathing suit and to being able to find it when you get ready to remove your tampon. After inserting the tampon pull the string towards the front of your body. The string will stay here and when you get ready to remove the tampon just locate the string for removal.


Tampons cannot get lost or stuck in the vagina. However, if you ever have the experience of not being able to locate the string, do the following: Squat down and insert your thumb and forefinger into your vagina. Sweep the fingers back and forth and try to feel the cord or tampon. Once you feel the tampon/cord, grasp it and pull it out. If you cannot find the tampon, you will have to see a healthcare professional. It is important that you get the tampon out as soon as you can. No tampon should be left in your vagina for more than eight hours.


Hope this helps,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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Posted June 21, 2012
I don't want a tampon because of those things.


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