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TSS: The Real Deal

That disease is TSS, or Toxic Shock Syndrome. TSS is a very rare bacterial disease, and it can be fatal. But you don’t need to...
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ok i know you told us what tss is..but what causes it ..is it from leaving it in to long or what?


Hey girl, check out this link, it has the answers to all your questions: http://www.girlslife.com/post/2008/07/31/TSS-Tampons.aspx

Helen S.

by koolios on 5/21/2010 2:48:46 PM


Hey girl, the next time you run out of period supplies, why don't you mention buying tampons to your mom instead of pads. This way, it won't be out of the blue. Don't worry too much about it, babe. After all, you mom's a woman too! Jiae K.

by jonaslover1418 on 5/5/2010 4:19:55 PM


I dont know if i should wear a tampon for swimming? I only wore one once the other day and i have swimming tonight. It hurt when i took it out because there wasnt enough blood i guess and it was even a lite. My period is even lighter now and it would still go through my bathingsuit. i dont want to wear a pad/pantiliner (i did that once and it absorbed like all this water and wouldnt stick)I dont want the blood to get all in the pool but idk if i should wear the tampon. Do you think i should? Also, if you wear a tampon in the water, could someof the water go up and get the tampon wet? (so that it would be easier when takingit out)
ps. I competitive swim, its not like a leasurely swim. lol and sorry this is so long!!

Hey babe, if you have your period still you should definitely wear a tampon for swimming.  If it would still go through a bathing suit, yes you should wear a tampon.  If you're really uncomfortable with it, maybe you could ask to sit out for today until you're more comfortable wearing a tampon on a light flow.  Try wearing a Slim-fit tampon or a tampon designed for lighter days, if you're set on going to practice Smile Def don't settle for a panty liner or pad...in the water they don't work! 
Megan R.

by rachiiann on 4/19/2010 4:58:40 PM


MOD!! how high r ur chances of getting TSS?


Hey chica, I'm not sure of an actual percentage of risk, but TSS is very rare.

Check out this page for some more info, and links to more info on it.


Becca G.

by hcteh on 4/16/2010 9:43:48 PM


how high r ur chances of getting TSS?

by hcteh on 4/16/2010 9:39:13 PM


MODMODMOD!!! So like some of my friends use tampons instead of pads. I've never tried a tampon and I don't think I ever want to. They sound to uncomfortable and hard to use. Is it bad if I only use pads? Please help!! -Anonymous


Hey girl, its not bad at all. You can use whatever you want, its entirely a personal decesion. Don't be afraid to give tampons a try though. They really aren't that bad when you get a hang of them, and are really handy for situations like swimming and sports.


- Gabrielle

gabrielle m.

by faith_elizabeth33 on 4/12/2010 9:50:00 AM


MOD MOD MOD! What happens if I pee and I'm wearing a tampon?


You will take the tampon out then use the bathroom. Smile

Lynae P.

by Damselinadress on 4/4/2010 3:40:23 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD! I have 3 things. 1) what's happens to a tampon if I poop? What happens to the string? 2) Im thinking of getting tampons buy where in my vigina am I gonna put it on? 3)My dad says nail polish make my nails turn dark and I searched on the Internet and they say it dosent and I told my dad and he still dosent bielive me! What should I do?


Hey girly, if you have to use the bathroom, take the old tampn out and insert a new one. When you put it on, you'll feel where it's supposed to go. Nail polish doesn't make your nails dark at all. Try buying green.organic nail polish. That kind of polish actually strengthens nails. Smile

Lynae P.

by Damselinadress on 4/4/2010 3:32:46 PM


mod!! ok i dont get y leaving a tamp in for to long can affect u like how does it give u tts???


Hey girl! It's called TSS and you can talk to your doc more about the specifics. It's usually not too much of a risk, but definetely something to be cautious of.


Taeler L.

by sarahroxs31 on 3/21/2010 10:23:07 PM


Can you help me?? I wanna use a tampon but i dont know where to umm like put it in??Can you help??

Hey Girl, check out this article: http://www.girlslife.com/post/2009/03/24/first-time-tampon-help.aspx 
Kayla C.

by Stelllar on 3/19/2010 6:15:55 PM

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