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What's Going On Down There? Answers to Your Period Questions

There might be no such thing as a dumb question, but there are definitely embarrassing ones. We asked your most blush-worthy period questions, so you can get the answer from the safety of behind your computer screen.
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Q. Can your tampon really get lost?

A. Not lost, but it can become difficult to retrieve if it turns sideways or is at the very back of the vagina. If this happens, the most important thing is not to panic. Retrieve it by lying on your back and elevating your hips with a pillow. Insert two fingers into your vagina, creating a hook to bring the tampon forward. If you forgot you put a tampon in to begin with and insert another one or have sex, you'll notice an unpleasant odor and discharge. It's not an infection -- your tampon has just been pushed back. If you're still having trouble finding it, take a trip to your gynecologist. This kind of visit happens more often than you think!