Another Lost Tampon Story
ER Stories notes that most of the time, when women come in to the emergency department thinking they have a lost tampon stuck in their vagina, they’ve actually just forgotten that they removed it.
Seriously, though, a vagina is not like a rectum. There is only so far those suckers can go. I assure you, you can probably remove it yourself without troubling your local overloaded emergency department. Just don’t try anything crazy, like kitchen tongs or plungers.
Added: for people getting here through a search, please see the follow-up post, The (Awesome) Lost Tampon Instructional Video from Doc Gurley, for instructional videos from a female doc on dealing with “lost” tampons.