Toxic shock syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs when a bacteria releases toxins into the body’s bloodstream. It's very rare but has been associated with tampon use.
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Invasive staph infections
Invasive staphylococchus (staph) infections, although far less common than staph skin infections, are usually more severe. Learn more about the different types here.
Your periods are heavy if you're using more tampons or pads than usual. Here's what you can do for heavy periods, starting with a doctor's visit.
Group A streptococcal disease
Group A streptococcal disease is a bacterial infection generally treated with antibiotics. Symptoms include a sore throat and skin sores. Learn more here.
The inferior turbinates can sometimes become permanently enlarged and block your nose. Surgery should relieve your symptoms.
A septorhinoplasty is an operation to improve the appearance of your nose and how you breathe. You should have realistic expectations about the results.
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Sinusitis is not usually serious but it can cause unpleasant symptoms. If medication does not help, endoscopic sinus surgery should help prevent the sinusitis from coming back.
Retained tampon or other object
Sometimes a tampon or other object can become stuck in the vagina. If this happens to you, it is important to know what to do.
Septoplasty will resolve a deviated septum, making it straight and relieving your symptoms of a blocked nose. Learn more about the risks and benefits of this surgery.