A 18-year-old member asked:
can i go swimming without using a tampon?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
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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