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Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it's wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Amanda Elizabeth McKinney
(402) 228-3117
1110 Jackson St
Beatrice, NE
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Karenmarie K Meyer, MD
(402) 354-0620
14625 California St
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Advocate Good Samaritan Hosp, Downers Grove, Il
Group Practice: Midwest Women Obstetrics & Gynecology Ltd

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John P Reilly
(308) 382-1100
2444 W Faidley Ave
Grand Island, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lloyd David Holm, DO
(812) 265-2841
3604 Summit Plaza Dr
Bellevue, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1980

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Donald Banks Bell, MD
(757) 481-7222
110 N 16th St
Norfolk, NE
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1981

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Thomas Leo Bodensteiner, MD
(402) 228-3117
PO Box 723
Beatrice, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1967

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Thomas E Martin
(402) 354-1700
8901 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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David Richard Harnisch, MD
(402) 293-6915
12014 S 124th Ave
Papillion, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1983

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Carolyn Maud Doherty
(402) 354-5210
8111 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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Sonja Rachel Kinney, MD
(402) 559-5326
3604 Summit Plaza Dr
Bellevue, NE
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1995

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By Anna Soref

For many women, choosing a monthly supply of menstrual products is a no-brainer—toss some tampons and pads into the shopping cart, and it’s on to the toothpaste aisle. But there may be more than meets the eye to these seemingly simple products.

Most conventional menstrual products contain synthetic fibers that may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Many of them also contain perfumes and other potentially harmful chemicals that may pose long-term health consequences. By learning how to choose these products carefully and use them properly, you can avoid health risks without sacrificing protection.

Ingredients matter

Of all the personal hygiene products, the tampon raises the most important health issues because it sits for hours surrounded by some of the female body’s most porous membranes. “The vagina absorbs quite readily,” says Dr. Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. “When you put a chemical substance in the vagina, it’s in the bloodstream a half hour later.”

No wonder it’s important to know what’s in your tampons. And that should be as easy as reading the label, right? Well, not really. No one requires tampon manufacturers to list ingredients on their packages, so you need some savvy if you want to make wise choices.

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it’s wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease. A lot of controversy exists over what it is about tampons that increases TSS risk, but two widely agreed-upon factors are the tampon’s absorbency and amount of time it is left in place. Another less clear factor may be the material from which the tampon is made. As a rule, most conventional tampons are made of rayon or a cotton/rayon blend. Rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, and while it is more absorbent than cotton, Tierno claims it increases a woman’s risk of TSS. “Rayon provides a perfect chemical condition for production of staph [Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium usually responsible for TSS],” says Tierno. And he asserts that not one case of TSS has resulted from a 100 percent cotton tampon.

Dioxin presents another reason to be concerned about the rayon or conventional cotton used in tampons. A byproduct from the chlorine used to bleach those fibers, dioxin is a probable carcinogen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until several years ago, conventional feminine protection manufacturers were using chlorine to bleach the wood pulp used in their products. Under pressure from the FDA, manufacturers abandoned this chlorine bleach and now use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide (a different agent from chlorine). But the FDA recently reported that traces of dioxin are still present in mainstream tampon products—even 100 percent cotton ones.

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