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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 has been associated with tampon use.

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Shock

Links to articles about medical shock.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Septoplasty

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.

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