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can a person with a pacemaker go swimming

A male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Ask your implanter.: There are too many variables to give an overall accurate answer in all settings. From the skin wound standpoint, as soon as they say you can immerse i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hormones: You don't need to stop your period just to go swimming (unless you've been watching Shark Week?) but you can chat w/your FamilyDoc or OB/GYN about ski ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Only in that the sun exposure will worsen the burn.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Have no idea what an infection "down below" means. If you are referring to stds, this should not have any restrictions relative to swimming if being ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The chlorine in the water will likely further irritate your eyes. Wait until your eyes are better before swimming.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Sun Protection: Try to avoid swimming between 10am and 4pm. Be sure to apply sunscreen 20 min before swimming, and reapply every 2 hours. If possible, use sun prote ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Need to check with your surgeon, but generally in about 1 to 2 weeks after any sutures or drain has been removed. It depends on how one is healing, th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy: Please ask your parents or your doctor. We don't know your age.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: BUT all sutures out, skin sealed. No swelling, no drainage, good mobility. AND your surgeon says GO swim!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A stent removed from where in the body? It should generally be safe to swim but you should ask the doctor who removed the stent.

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