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What Causes Brownish Red Vaginal Discharge After Removing A Tampon?

I had a tampon lost in me for about 8 days before realIzing where the brown discharge and horrible odour was coming from. I got the lost tampon removed this morning. I m leaking brownish red all over my underwear. How should I deal with the tampon removal? Any cleaning tips?
Tue, 28 May 2019
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Hello,

* The brown vaginal discharge with the smell is associated with staphylococcal infection via vaginal tampon.
* There are chances of superantigen-induced septic shock syndrome and so the same should be addressed to an ER without any delay for prompt early therapy initiation with broad-spectrum antibiotics and other supportive care.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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What Causes Brownish Red Vaginal Discharge After Removing A Tampon?

Hello, * The brown vaginal discharge with the smell is associated with staphylococcal infection via vaginal tampon. * There are chances of superantigen-induced septic shock syndrome and so the same should be addressed to an ER without any delay for prompt early therapy initiation with broad-spectrum antibiotics and other supportive care. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon