I can’t remember if I took my tampon out!

October 02, 2022 2 min read

I can’t remember if I took my tampon out!

I wouldn’t be alone saying that I used to be scared of losing my tampon… Surprisingly, a tampon can only go so far in your vagina and can’t actually escape to the uterus, the top of your vagina is simply too small. A tampon is also held in place by the walls of your vagina and won’t go anywhere so try not to panic if you can’t remember if you took it out or not.

For some women, removing a tampon becomes part of their routine when on their period, whereas for other women, they simply forget. If you’re in a position where you can’t remember if you took your tampon out, we are here to help!

  1. Try taking a few deep breaths and relax
  2. Reach inside your vagina with a clean finger. Your vagina is approximately two-four inches long (can stretch longer to accommodate intercourse or having a baby) so if you can’t feel it, you may have already removed it
  3. If you can feel the tampon or its string, try pulling it out with one or two fingers. If it feels slippery and difficult to grab, that’s ok – the tampon won’t be able to go anywhere.
  4. If you can feel the tampon but definitely can’t pull it out yourself, it may be necessary to visit your doctor

You can’t lose anything in your vagina

Although you can’t lose a tampon in your vagina – it’s easy to forget about it! Make sure that you don’t keep your tampon in for longer than 8 hours to reduce the risk of toxic shock syndrome.

Click here for everything you need to know about using tampons whether you’re a new tampon user or simply want to learn about potential better practices around precautions, inserting, removing and disposing a tampon.

Why Veeda period care?

Veeda natural period care makes tampons that are made from GMO-free 100% Natural Cotton and are 100% biodegradable, hypoallergenic, dermatologically and Gynecologically tested. This is important in reducing the likelihood of Toxic Shock Syndrome. We use an oxygen cleaning process instead of chlorine bleaching to ensure nothing but 100% natural cotton touches your body. Our tampons are pesticide, dioxin, harsh chemical, chlorine, dye, fragrance and synthetic FREE ensuring that the most sensitive part of your body only comes in contact with the purest, irritation free ingredients. Feel comfortable counting on Veeda to be your choice of safe and reliable period care every month.


Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask a medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.


Additional Resources

Kendal. (2012). Help! I think I might have lost my tampon inside my vagina.https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/ask-experts/help-i-think-i-might-have-lost-my-tampon-inside-my-vagina

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