*"If a tampon is left in too long, the surrounding tissue can become very dry, which can lead to discomfort."*
If the tampons are making your vaginal walls too dry, maybe it's time to give her a break and use pads until the moisture is recovered.
Yes, TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is real and oh so dangerous. It is potentially fatal, and it is caused by a buildup of bacteria from leaving in tampon for a prolonged period of time. TSS symptoms include a high fever, low blood pressure, and skin that looks like it has been burnt by boiling water. Get to a doctor ASAP if you see any of these symptoms.
Ah, the period smell. Sorry, it happens.
Sometimes, women leave a tampon in for tool long and need a doctor to remove it. Usually, they can tell what it is before you even explain it, just because of its smell, Mary explains.
It isn't actually the blood that smells, but when it starts to interact with the bacteria in your body, that is when it develops its... scent. The longer a tampon is in, the smellier it can get.
Aside from leaking (if the tampon is 'full'), some brown, watery discharge may come out if you'e had the tampon in for more than 12 hours.
The older the period blood is, the duller its colour becomes, explains Mary.
Yep, it is dangerous, but it's also possible that it won't affect you at all. But, it is highly recommended that you change your tampon ever 4-8 hours, to avoid any infection.
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