Is it safe to use a tampon while being under anesthesia for rhinoplasty? Or use a pad?
- Asked by ilovecandy in los angeles, ca
- 1 year ago
Use of a Tampon/Pad uder Anesthesia
The battle over using a tampon or a pad mainly refers to the risks of TSS, toxic shock syndrome. This should not be of concern with a rhinoplasty unless you think that after the surgery you would not be able to change your tampon in a timely manner. It is safe to use a tampon during this type of surgery, but a pad may be your safest bet. Speak with the nursing staff and/or your surgeon beforehand as they may have a preference.
Web reference: http://www.capefearaesthetics.com/details/plastic+surgery-19
Tampon during surgery
the risk of toxic shock is quite small if you change the tampon regularly. I have done surgery on patients while a tampon is in place without problems, but definitely check with your surgeon before surgery.
No tampon during surgery
It is never advisable to use tampon during surgery. The risk of an infection called Staphylcoccal Shock Syndrome is always there. It is better to use a pad and change as necessary.
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Web reference: http://www.janjuafacialsurgery.com
Recent Rhinoplasty Reviews
Rhinoplasty and Menstruation
Rhinoplasty does not effect the safety of tampons or pads. The concern with tampons is that if they are left in too long they can cause toxic shock. If you have anesthesia and are recovering and neglect changing the tampon in a timely manner, problems can occur that will not occur with a pad. For Rhinoplasty this is not usually a big concern, for Tummy Tucks a pad is preferable.
Web reference: http://www.drmele.com/rhinoplasty.html
Having period before surgery
We recommend using pad. Please let the nursing staff know about this. Good luck, Dr. Sadati
Web reference: http://www.orangecountynosejob.co
Rhinoplasty surgery question
- Yes you should be safe either way, a pad is probably better
- Just change it after surgery
- Let your surgeon know
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.