Can a tampon get lost inside me?

It’s not possible for a tampon to get lost inside you. It will stay in your vagina after you’ve inserted it.

The only other opening is through your cervix at the top of your vagina. However, this is too small for a tampon to pass through. Only blood and semen can pass through your cervix.

Tampons have a string at one end that usually stays outside your body. You can remove the tampon at any time using the string.

It's possible for the string to go inside your body. However, you will usually be able to feel the tampon and pull it out.

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Page last reviewed: 26/03/2014

Next review due: 25/03/2016