Common Health Questions

Can a tampon get lost inside me?

No, it can’t.

When you insert a tampon, it stays in your vagina.

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

All tampons come with a string at one end that stays outside your body. You can remove the tampon at any time using this string.

Rarely, the string may go inside your body. However, you should still be able to feel the tampon and pull it out.

Last Updated: 25 November 2011