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HOURS FROM DEATH: TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME NEARLY KILLED ME AFTER LEAVING TAMPON IN FOR FIVE DAYS

A mother-of-one has told how she nearly died after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon. Amy Williams, 24, from Basildon, Essex, was left hospitalised and fighting for her life when she accidentally left her tampon inside her for five days. Toxic shock syndrome can cause the body to go into septic shock, a serious case of sepsis, which can cause multiple organ failure and eventually death if left untreated. The PA, is now speaking out to raise awareness of the rare, life-threatening condition in the hope that other women do not experience the same trauma.

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