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Doctor insights on: Can I Go Swimming Without Using A Tampon

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Can I go swimming without using a tampon?

Can I go swimming without using a tampon?

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. ...Read more

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Can i go swimming without a tampon if i'm on my period?

Can i go swimming without a tampon if i'm on my period?

It could be a bit: Messy. Some might consider it unhygienic if using a public facility. Consider use of a menstrual cup or a tampon. ...Read more

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Should I use a tampon if my periods light and i'm going swimming tomorrow?

Should I use a tampon if my periods light and i'm going swimming tomorrow?

Yes: Yes, but please make sure to change the tampon after swimming especially in a lake or pond as the water enters the vagina and can be a source of bacterial growth if a tampon is left in place for hours after the swim. ...Read more

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What is the best tampon to wear for competitive swimming?

Most comfortable: The best tampon is the one that is most comfortable for you. You may need to try different brands and sizes until you find one that suits you. ...Read more

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I have to go swimming but i have my period what can i do? I cant use a padit will get soaked and i cant use a tampon too nor a cup

I have to go swimming but i have my period what can i do? I cant use a padit will get soaked and i cant use a tampon too nor a cup

Doctor may help...: The doctor can teach tampon-use. Women and girls all over the world use tampons... which means there is no medical reason to not try tampons in the modern world. If the swimming is not tomorrow, one can ask the doctor about starting typical birth control pills, not to prevent pregnancy, but to prevent periods. Some pills have bleeding scheduled for just one "period" every 3 months. ...Read more

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I have my period and need to go swimming tommorow , can I swim without a tampon my period flow is normal and what about when I get out of the pool ?

 I have my period  and need to go swimming tommorow , can I swim without a tampon my period flow is normal and what about when I get out of the pool ?

Swimming: Swimming without a tampon during your period is not hygienic and you may experience leakage. Consider use of a menstrual cup if you don't wish to use a tampon while swimming. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my 12 year old just started her period and wants to go swimming. Is it ok for her body/health, to wear a tampon at such a young age, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my 12 year old just started her period and wants to go swimming. Is it ok for her body/health, to wear a tampon at such a young age, what do you suggest?

If she's comfortable: It isn't uncommon for young women, even pre-teens, to use tampons. There are many newer, more comfortable products available. As long as she can insert a tampon with comfort (and maybe some lubricant like k-y jelly the first few times), a tampon should not harm her. Personally, i think it's more harmful for young women to be excluded from fun activities because of periods! ...Read more

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What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

You may get stains: If you wear a pad instead of a tampon, water will be soaked up into your pad and it won't be able to absorb the blood that is coming out so you may get blood on your swimsuit. However, not much blood usually comes out when you're swimming. If you do get blood on your swimsuit, it will come out if you rinse it right away with cold water. ...Read more

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School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons. Big pushback from PE staff.

School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons.  Big pushback from PE staff.

Oh my.....: Teaching staff absolutely cannot dictate a girl's choice in this matter. Humiliating a girl into wearing a tampon or bleeding everywhere is unacceptable. To deter abuse of the privilege by students, a good compromise may be not an excuse from PE, just from swimming. They can dress out in shorts/tee and sit poolside if needed to attend class.Forcible use of tampons is assault. Humiliation is abuse ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep from swimming with tampons in during period?pool water soaks the tampon.previous TOA too.

Is it possible to get a tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep from swimming with tampons in during period?pool water soaks the tampon.previous TOA  too.

Possible vs. likely: There's no evidence that swimming while on a period, or swimming with a tampon has any risk at all. Quite the contrary. I suppose if you swam in clearly contaminated water you might take a risk; swimming in a pool is safe. ...Read more

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Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

Can a child with pneumonia go swimming?

Yes: If the child is well enough to be active and go out, they should be fine going swimming. Depending on whether they are on antibiotics or not, be aware that while on some antibiotics, exposure to the sun needs to be limited. ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

How soon can you go swimming after having threadworm?

Wouldn't worry: I detest wading pools for toddlers because so many would pass parasites like Giardia, but not threadworms. An older kid swimming in a regular pool is not a problem.It is the dry eggs in bedclothes/sheets that pass this problem.The pool water will disperse & neutralize them ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after gromet insertion can you go swimming or how long do you have to wait?

Does anyone know, after gromet insertion can you go swimming or how long do you have to wait?

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It takes a few weeks. Mostly we're waiting for the ear drum to heal around the grommet itself. After that swimming is generally ok. If you can get the soft earplugs that just sit on top and don't insert into the ear canal, that's better. I'd also stick with surface swimming in a swimming pool or ocean only. Avoid diving and lakes/ponds which can have higher amounts of bacteria. ...Read more

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Is it bad to go swimming with a painful sunburn?

Is it bad to go swimming with a painful sunburn?

Indoors - ok: Indoors - away from sun -- ok. Outdoors -- avoid it. The water magnifies and reflects the sun-- bad for you. Be sure to apply moisturizing lotion after showering to help skin heal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a lap 2 months a go had scar tisue i'm on medi progynove2mg 2tabs 3times a day i'm still bleeding can i use tampons for my swmming class?

I had a lap 2 months a go had scar tisue i'm on medi progynove2mg 2tabs 3times a day i'm still bleeding can i use tampons for my swmming class?

Ask you Surgeon if: you are cleared for swimming. if the scar is well healed you can swim. It also depends on why did you have Lap. BTW I am not familiar with your drug Progynove , ...Read more

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How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best ( for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read more

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I have been using medicine for ringworm for three days can I go swimming?

I have been using medicine for ringworm for three days can I go swimming?

Yes: I assume you are using a topical antifungal for the ringworm (a fungal infection of the skin and not actually a worm despite the name). If you are using a topical treatment and are swimming right after you normally apply the medication, wait until after swimming and then apply to avoid it being washed off before it has penetrated the skin. If it is a pill, swimming will have no effect. ...Read more

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I'm on my period but I'm not using tampons it's not heavy like always. I'm not sure ways going on?

I'm on my period but I'm not using tampons it's not heavy like always. I'm not sure ways going on?

Nice change: If I understand correctly you are saying you usually have heavy periods but this one is light. That is a nice change. Hopefully the light ones will continue in the future. Variations in the cycle from month to month do not usually mean much. ...Read more