I went to take my tampon out last night and...there was no tampon. At first I assumed the string had just come loose or gotten tucked inside, but once I started poking around I felt nothing. I pushed down, tried different angles, used a mirror, soaked in the bath. I tried everything I could think of and still felt nothing--besides my cervix, which was nifty because I hadn't done that before, but that's beside the point. I freaked and told my mom, who insisted that if there were a tampon in my vagina, I would feel be able to feel it with my finger. She thinks I must've forgotten to insert one after I took out my last one.
However, after googling (tsk, tsk, I'm already paranoid!), I've read several horror stories of women who had unknowingly "lost" tampons for WEEKS. Combine that with the fact that my flow has been unusually light today, and I'm freaking out more than ever. I plan on calling the Health Department first thing in the morning to make an appointment, so I guess what I'm looking for is reassurance. How likely is it that there's a tampon stuck up there that I can't feel with my fingers? (And just fyi, I have to wear Supers due to my heavy flow, so it's not one of those tiny teen ones or anything.) I haven't had any abdominal pain or weird discharge either, but...I don't know. Are my worries totally unfounded?
Thanks in advance, VP!