Left a tampon in for 5 days and now have lower back pain (right side) that started the day before I removed it (yesterday) - could this be an infection or just muscle pain from the ordeal? Odour & brown discharge stopped immediately after removing tampon and no other symptoms. Thanks
Hi Dr Norm
My last period started on Friday 13th. I havent been using tampons much of late but this month had a very heavy flow on the saturday and so was using both tampon (medium) and sanitary towel. I was particularly distracted over the weekend with various events but do remember checking and seeing no string so assumed I must have automatically removed it and just didnt remember doing so (auto pilot).
I have no other symptoms now other than lower back pain (right side) - I started to get the odour and brown discharge on Thursday and back pain on Friday when I realised something was up. I checked inside for a tampon yesterday (Saturday) after an online search and was horrified to find it. I removed it so quickly and flushed it away before thinking to check if there was a string attached but I can feel nothing else inside. The odour and brown discharge disappeared immediately after removing it but the lower back pain discomfort is still there today?
I am not taking any birth control as we are trying for a baby. Bowel movements are fine but this morning I have needed to go to the toilet more frequently to urinate so wonder if its a kidney/urine infection due to the tampon being in side for so long? I have not other symptoms and feel perfectly fine otherwise
Hope that provides enough detail. thank you.