A 23-year-old male asked:
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i just delivered my baby two weeks ago. is it ok to use tampons for just a day so i can swim?

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Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Pelvic rest (nothing inserted in vagina) is usually recommended for 6 weeks after delivery in order to allow for healing and prevent post-partum infection.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013
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