Signs of a retained object in the vagina include the following:
Discharge that may be colored or smell foul
A foul smell with no discharge
Temperature of 104° F or higher
Pain when urinating
Abdominal or pelvic pain
Redness around the genital area
Rash near the vaginal area
For more on toxic shock syndrome, a complication of a retained tampon, read here.
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