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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
I will never use tampons, but i want to go swimming, should I just wear a swim suit and a pad with swim shorts over?
This summer I want to go swimming because I am traveling but I cannot use a tampon and my flow is EXTREMELY heavy. What do I do?
I am going swimming tomorrow but i just started my period and i don't like tampons, is there something else?
A menstrual cup: Is one possibility.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just used a new brand of tampon mini for about 1.5 to 2 hours while swimming, what is the chance of me developing TSS?
No worry: Not to worry if you change the tampin. Do not leave it inserted ...Read more
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
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
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'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
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
Is there any medical documentation pertaining to the use of tampons while swimming in cold water...Such as a swimming pool? I'm a swimming coach and need info pertaining to this to give to some parents.
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
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.
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
A few weeks:
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
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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Is it normal for a childs scab to turn really dark after swimming in a pool. Is it safe to go swimming again?
Scabs: Yes normal for them to change color with water ...Read more
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?
Yes: Enjoy your day no worries swim away ...Read more
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
Hi, I have scheduled a swimming party with my friends tomorrow and I'm on a very heavy period I need to stop it as I find tampons uncomfortable?
Period: no way to stop it with medication in one day ...Read more
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
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
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