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How can a tampon applicator be removed from the vagina?

As I went to insert tampon, only the inner applicator came out. I freaked so I pulled tampon out an now plastic outer part us still inside. Called my dr an they said it ll come out eventually. I ve been trying on my own but cant grab it. Totally freaking out an now its causing slight discomfort
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If it is not coming out on its own, then you should consult an OBGYN specialist for per speculum examination and assisted removal of the applicator.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards,
Dr Deepti Verma
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How can a tampon applicator be removed from the vagina?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. If it is not coming out on its own, then you should consult an OBGYN specialist for per speculum examination and assisted removal of the applicator. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards, Dr Deepti Verma