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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs when a bacteria releases toxins into the body’s bloodstream. It's very rare but often associated with tampon use.

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Invasive staph infections

Trusted information on invasive staph infections including the different types, prevention, when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Heavy periods

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.

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Streptococcal disease

Streptococcal disease is an infection which typically causes minor problems that are treated with antibiotics. Find links to trusted information about the disease here.

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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.

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Septorhinoplasty

A septorhinoplasty is an operation to improve the appearance of your nose and how you breathe. You should have realistic expectations about the results.

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Turbinectomy

The inferior turbinates can sometimes become permanently enlarged and block your nose. Surgery should relieve your symptoms.

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Septoplasty

Septoplasty will result in you having a straight septum, which should relieve your symptoms of a blocked nose. However, no serious complications can happen if a deviated septum is left untreated.

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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.

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