News Woman almost dies from leaving Tampon in for 9 days

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  1. loogaroo

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    Toxic Shock Syndrome tampon warning after student is hospitalised
    Emily Pankhurst is still struggling to walk


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    Emily Pankhurst was rushed to hospital after leaving a tampon in for nine days Facebook


    A student has spoken out about the dangers of Toxic Shock Syndrome after she forgot to remove her tampon for nine days.


    Emily Pankhurst, 20, says she initially blamed exam stress when she started to feel weak and bloated.


    She then began to feel faint, started to slur her words and her skin became mottled.

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    When admitted to intensive care doctors said she was suffering from sepsis (blood poisoning) as a result of Toxic Shock Syndrome - an infection caused by bacteria forming on the tampon.

    Doctors managed to save her life using antibiotics but Ms Pankhurst is still unable to walk long distances.

    The third-year criminology student said she had inserted the tampon during her period last month but due to stress had forgotten to remove it and insert another one.

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    Dangerous bacteria can collect on tampons if they are left inside the human body for too long
    After a few days she began to suffer bloody discharge and went to the doctor who could not find anything wrong with her.

    She told the Daily Mirror: “I was feeling really ill by that stage. I was hot and dizzy and felt really strange.

    “I was bleeding more and my mum suggested I feel about and see if there was anything there.”

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    She said she then discovered the tampon was still inside her. When she pulled it out she said it was “pure black” and “obviously coated in bacteria”.

    The condition is believed to be caused when certain types of bacteria - which are normally found on the skin - get into the body through a wound, burn or through the vagina or throat, according to NHS England.

    If not treated in time it can lead to limb amputations and even prove fatal.

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    Emily Pankhurst says women her age knew little about the dangers of TSS
    Ms Pankhurst says women her age are “not aware of the dangers of using tampons”.

    She said: “It is so important to keep an eye on your health, especially during stressful life experiences.

    “I hope my story can help others like myself to take care of your health and not take your life for granted because you never know what might be around the corner.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...g-after-student-is-hospitalised-a6894996.html
     
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  2. johnfreeman1

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    Must be great to have your picture on the web and a story about nearly dying from a tampon
     
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    She must smell funny
     
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    I would think her mom told her about the danger of these things
    I think it's on the box the tampons come in as well

    this chick is goofy
     
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    Kenny did that on South Park... It killed him.
     
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    Life is like a box of tampons, you never know when you will smell awful and embarrass yourself.
     
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    Just stick to pads, fer cripes sake ... :ufacepalm:
     
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    How do you forget ? Couldn't she feel it ? :bigthink.......... Any Girls want to weigh in on this ?...:belch:
     
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    At one of my old jobs, a 15 year old exchange student from germany died from this. Very tragic
     
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    I can see it happening.
    You don't feel a tampon at all when it's inside you.
    The way this could happen is : say it's the end of your period - just about done, but you're going out & you don't want to risk an accident . So you put in a tampon. You go on with your day, but since it's the end of your cycle, or you went out & went right to sleep..... You completely forget you put it in.
    Crazy, but I forgot once for about 8 hours, no biggie, but freaked me out. (I put in a tampon before going to bed & didn't remember until morning)
     
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    Isn't the dangly little string a tip off ?

    That and the flies circling your stinky poon

    People are fucking stupid and we need to let Darwin win a few of these
     
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    15 min of fame....
     
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    Except now it is on there forever. :rag: What a dummy.
     
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    That's a Rough "20"

    Guilty!

     
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    This post made me spit coffee on my daughter's Eggo waffles! :jj:
     
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    The moral of the story is if you're half dead don't go to a NHS doctor in the UK who sends you home to die after finding nothing wrong with you.
     
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    Be Honest, You're just using that as an excuse to eat them...:prancing:

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    Brings the term "rotten cotton" to a whole new level in my book.
     
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    How long does the bright white string need to be? FFS if you can't see it that is a good indication it may be time to trim the bush.