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is it safe to swim during menstruation

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: No problem.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes.
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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A woman's risk of contracting certain STDs increase during menses so as always, use protection such as a condom.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes no more or less safe than any other time of the month.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: When you say safe are you referrring to getting pregnant? If so then it is very unlikely you will get pregnant while on your period. Often people mist ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
You can safely: Have intercourse during menstruation. It's more so a hygienic concern that people have that leads to the avoidance of sex during menstruation. Thoug ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is safe in general but considered a bad idea in some cultures.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: It's safe. Whether it is effective is quote another question.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Menstruation: Try not to use caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Basal body temp: After ovulation, your core body temperature actually increases about a degree. This stays elevated and then comes back down during your period. This ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wrong: You can eat during menstruation. There is no medical indication to not eat. best wishes Dr M

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