A 18-year-old member asked:
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can i go swimming without using a tampon?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
When not on a period: The only time a woman needs a tampon when swimming is during her menstrual periods (about 1/5 of the year). The rest of the time, no tampon is needed. A pregnant woman should not need a tampon. A woman not worried about blood staining her swimsuit or clothing does not need a tampon when swimming in a river, lake, or ocean because the amount of water is infinitely larger than the amount of blood.
Answered on May 19, 2018
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Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tampoon: As long as you do not have your menses, you should be able to go swimming. The vagina is usually collapsed in its usual state.
Answered on Aug 17, 2016
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: That is not sanitary. If you don't use tampons - another option is a menstrual cup.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could get: A little messy. Two options- menstrual cup or tampon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have you: consider using a menstrual cup?
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A menstrual cup: Is one possibility.

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