Asked by: Nadin Taithealthy living womens health
Is it dangerous to sleep with a tampon in?
Last Updated: 16th March, 2020
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Herein, how long can you sleep with tampon?
Further down, the tampon instructions also sayit's fine to sleep in a tampon for no more than eighthours. And lest I and the tampon box speak out of turn,doctors have said it's probably fine to sleep in atampon, so long as you change to a freshone before bed and change it again when you wakeup.
Likewise, can you get toxic shock syndrome from a regular tampon? Toxic shock syndrome is still mostly adisease of menstruating women who use tampons. But ithas also been linked to the use of menstrual sponges, diaphragms,and cervical caps.
Similarly, can you leave a tampon in for 12 hours?
If a tampon stays in the vagina for too long, itcan cause healthy bacteria to become dangerous. Doctorsrecommend changing tampons every four to eight hoursto prevent excessive bacteria growth, which can causebacterial vaginosis or, in some cases, toxic shocksyndrome.
How long does it take to get toxic shock syndrome from a tampon?
In general, TSS symptoms can develop assoon as 12 hours after a surgical procedure. Symptomsusually develop in 3 to 5 days in women who are menstruating andusing tampons. If you experience the above symptoms afterusing tampons or after a surgery or skin injury, contactyour health care provider immediately.