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Date : 13-Apr-2014
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User:tampon was left in for an indeterminate amount of days (possibly 60-90days).When it w as removed I became extremely ill with fever and chills, fatigue, vomiting, confusion, eyes discharging,etc.After 4 or 5 days I seemed to be recovering but I got sick again about a week later, and it was another 5 days extremely ill.I seem to be recovering again but I'm not sure I trust the recovery. It has been approx. 3-4 weeks since I discovered the tampon.
Doctor:Hello
Doctor:I am sorry to learn about unfortunate turn of events for you
Doctor:Are you on any antibiotics for the infection right now?
User:the second time I got sick was different than the first. Fever, chills, fatigue and the top of both pelvic bones are very painful. No antibiotics, allergic to most
Doctor:You will most definitely need a full course of antibiotics
Doctor:you have had a tampon sitting for 60 to 90 days, that is going to cause serious infections
Doctor:if untreated with good antibiotics, then your life will be in danger
User:Prior to getting sick my lymph nodes became extremely swollen. the second sickness also bad joint pain.
Doctor:The symptoms may not always be the same, they may change
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:I would urge you to consult your doctor at the earliest and get a blood culture and sensitivity done
User:Symptoms of???? I have no doctor
Doctor:based on that and your specific allergy history appropriate antibiotics need to taken
Doctor:symptoms of infection
Doctor:If you have no doctor, you will need to find one
Doctor:You probably need admission in a hospital
Doctor:If infections are not treated, they spread in the blood and will cause sepsis
Doctor:sepsis is XXXXXXX and can even be fatal
User:I was hoping to avoid hospital, no chance of that i guess.
Doctor:so you need to either go to an ER or find a doctor immediately
User:Okay doc I hope I can find something. Thanks for your help
Doctor:I am sorry, but there is no way you can avoid hospital
Doctor:with your history, I would not want to take the risk of treating as an out patient
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:is there anything else I can do for you?
Doctor:Please remember never to use a tampon again
Doctor:it is unhygienic
User:no worries there
Doctor:okay
Doctor:anything else I can help you with?
User:Is the spleen in the middle of stomach just under ribs
User:or on right?
Doctor:No
Doctor:it is on the left
User:great thanks again. have a nice day
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:bye
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