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Have tampon stuck in rectum. Will it come out with bowel movement?

Mar 2013
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I have a tampon stuck in my retum. Will it come out with a bm or do I need to go to the ER? Its has been in for about 40 mines and string go lost inside
Posted Thu, 16 May 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 51 minutes later
Thanks for your query.
Mostly it should come out with a bowel movement.
At times, it can get shredded or impacted or fail to come out.
To be reassured, I would ask you to go the ER and have a good nights sleep after removal.
Take care,
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