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i had a hysterectomy 4 weeks ago can i go swimming in a pool

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Six weeks: Obviously you would want to get a specific answer from your surgeon but about 4-6 weeks is a typical restriction to give the incisions time to heal.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Post hysterectomy: Best to ask these questions to your surgeon who operated on you, as he knows exactly what was done.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It should be no problem.
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Dr. Anthony Brignoni
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: If the inflammation of the cervix is chronic and infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea has been ruled out or treated. Yes you can swim and have inte ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Very unlikely: As long as the pool is adequately chlorinated, there should be no risk.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sperm: They won't swim across the pool to get to a woman. But, it there is vaginal intercourse, the sperm can travel just fine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chlorine!: The chlorine that is put in a public swimming pool to kill harmful organisms has also been known to cause skin irritation. When you come out of the p ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dry skin: The chemicals in pool can strip your skin of its protective oils. Apply baby oil before and after swimming.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leon Baginski
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Swimming : Swimming with a tampon is no problem regardless of the water temperature.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not advisable: Your doctor will tell you that you may develop a infection called peritonitis if bacteria in water enter your cathetor, not worth the risk.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Swim: Ask the colposcopist.
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