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Had tampon removed, brown discharge. Is it normal to be swollen in the abdominal area?

I had a tampon removed on Wednesday. I didn t know I had left one in there until I started to feel ill and had brown discharge. The PCP removed it and let me go. I still wasn t feeling well and went to the urgent care where they did another pap and made sure nothing was missed. I got an Rx for Fluconazole and Metronidazole (7 days) however I feel very swollen. The inside (vaginal) bleeds when I insert the applicator so I don t know if that is normal? My question is, is it normal to be so swollen in the abdominal area (under chest area too). No pain, just swollen!
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.
You should not left the tampon inside for long period, because that can lead to infection many times.
According to your description there is possibility of some vaginal infection and inflammatory reaction.
You better consult gynecologist once again and get examined local and the swollen areas.
Go for vaginal swab culture and sensitivity and complete blood picture to rule out the possible cause for your problem.
Meanwhile you can use local antibiotic,analgesic and anti-inflammatory cream for symptomatic relief.

Take care.

Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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