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Doctor insights on: Swimming Workouts For High School

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Hello, I'm 17 ur old high school student located in Mesa Arizona. And I have his serious pin and sweeping of the left testicle. It's contant pain even?

Hello, I'm 17 ur old high school student located in Mesa Arizona. And I have his serious pin and sweeping of the left testicle. It's contant pain even?

Testicle pain: Constant testicle pain means you need to see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away. It may be minor but if there is twisting of the cord to the testicle it can be very serious. Please see a doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do I have to drink alcohol,smoke or take drugs to become popular in high school?I dont want to take these,so can I become popular.Please help!

Do I have to drink alcohol,smoke or take drugs to become popular in high school?I dont want to take these,so can I become popular.Please help!

NO: What strange world do you see every day? What does "popular" mean? Avoid those who smoke. Avoid those who drink. Avoid those who use drugs. The majority of your classmates will also avoid these losers. Make friends with the normal kids. ...Read more

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My daughter doesn't want to go to school and they're doing swimming lessons and she can't swim but everyone else can she doesn't want to be left out?

My daughter doesn't want to go to school and they're doing swimming lessons and she can't swim but everyone else can she doesn't want to be left out?

SWIMMING : It is one of the best exercise. It is a "must" to learn how to swim. Encourage her to join her friends and eventually she will catch up on how to swim. Good luck ! ...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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My daughter burnt her arm on a glue gun ( about the size of a bean) she popped the blister at school right afterwards and has swimming lessons tonight?

My daughter burnt her arm on a glue gun ( about the size of a bean) she popped the blister at school right afterwards and has swimming lessons tonight?

Okay to swim: I would have been better if she had not popped the blister but if she covers it with a sealabe bandage of liquid bandage she would be okay to swim. Some pools do not allow swimmers to swim with open wounds or bandages, so you will need to check with the pool ...Read more

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Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy...  Can I go swimming and diving?  School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it help us preform better.

Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it  help us preform better.

Not likely to help: There is nothing magic about workout diet supplements, vitamins, etc. There are no shortcuts to athletic performance. Eat a normal diet to maintain weight (perhaps with increased carbs before events and practice), follow your coach's workout recommendations, and practice, practice, practice. Don't waste money on stuff like this. ...Read more

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Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Healthy diet: What you eat is the most important component of weight loss. There is no easy way to lose weight only dedication and discipline. Avoid simple sugars, sugary drinks, and eating closer than 2 hours before bed time. Eat 5 or six small meals throughout the day instead of one or two big ones. More of your calories should be consumed in the morning instead of the evening. ...Read more