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I am TTC. Is it okay for me to participate in water sports? (Water skiing, jet skiing, etc.)

I am TTC. Is it okay for me to participate in water sports? (Water skiing, jet skiing, etc.)

Sure: It would only be a problem if you were doing water sports immediately after intercourse as water will get into the vagina and can wash out the sperm. ...Read more

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I'm 27 year old male, how can I deal with a chronic degenerative disk in my lower back so I'm not in pain for a period time during and after lower body related activities like water skiing or basketball?

I'm 27 year old male, how can I deal with a chronic degenerative disk in my lower back so I'm not in pain for a period time during and after lower body related activities like water skiing or basketball?

Tough problem: Your disc problem will not get better by itself. It will mean an appointment with a top flight orthopedic surgeon recommended by your family physician and a sports medicine physical therapist. We are talking about months of treatment. There is light at the end of the tunnel to reduce your pain & disability but I think the light is dimmed for the sports your would like to do. ...Read more

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I was water skiing and i fell and water was forcibly shot up my anus which was very painful. I now have running poop and is sore. Is this okay?

I was water skiing and i fell and water was forcibly shot up my anus which was very painful. I now have running poop and is sore. Is this okay?

Depends . . .: Sounds like infectious diarrhea if you have runny poop after (presumably) dirty water forced into you. I'm more concerned about trauma from incident. If soreness or pain gets worse or doesn't resolve in a day or two, need to get evaluated. If any fever or blood stool, also need to get evaluated. Heck, just to be on safe side, go see your doc. Too many variables to give much more advice online. ...Read more

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I am having a warm sensation under my skin on the right side of my abdomen its not painful just annoying as it feels like a hot water bottle under ski?

I am having a warm sensation under my skin on the right side of my abdomen its not painful just annoying as it feels like a hot water bottle under ski?

Don't worry: If it just started, it will likely just go away on its own. Observe for things that make it better or worse. Give it a couple of days if it's not painful and try to distract yourself and do other things. It does not sound like a serious symptom. If it persists beyond a week or you develop any other symptoms or the sensation is worsening, see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can you be infected with N. Fowleri by getting splashed in the face on a jet ski? Never went under or in, was in deep water on 82 degree lake.

Can you be infected with N. Fowleri by getting splashed in the face on a jet ski? Never went under or in, was in deep water on 82 degree lake.

Water sports common: Amebic meningoencephalitis is very rare. Only 300 cases reported worldwide in the last 50 years. Activities associated with infection include swimming, watercraft and diving. Risk of infection is about 2.6 per million exposures. You are more likely to be struck by lightening. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hypochondriac. Now worried about N fowleri after having water splashed on my face by jet ski on the 4th. Not sure if any went in nose. Ease my mind pl?

Hypochondriac. Now worried about N fowleri after having water splashed on my face by jet ski on the 4th. Not sure if any went in nose. Ease my mind pl?

High anxiety: Anxiety/irrational concerns are taking a toll on you. Obsessive thinking, what-if worrying is exhausting and time consuming. Check with your pcp so you know your concern is unfounded. Then see a therapist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and help. Anxiety is treatable. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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Freaked out. Can you get the brain eating amoeba just by riding on a jet ski, slower speed, and never having body or face enter water at all?

Freaked out. Can you get the brain eating amoeba just by riding on a jet ski, slower speed, and never having body or face enter water at all?

Relax, don't Freak.: Having water entering the nose with some degree of force seems to be involved. Warm, still water also increases your chances as well as stirring up the muddy bottom of ponds, lakes and small rivers. Jet ski riders are at a minimum risk. ...Read more

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Can I jet ski at four weeks and three days pregnet?

Can I jet ski at four weeks and three days pregnet?

No.: Jet skiing can introduce potentially infected water under pressure into the vagina; if you are pregnant, this could lead to miscarriage, vaginitis, cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease - none of which you need. Therefore, avoid this hobby during pregnancy and for 2-3 months postpartum. ...Read more

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What medication can I take prior to intensive skiing to prevent muscle aches afterwards?

What medication can I take prior to intensive skiing to prevent muscle aches afterwards?

Hmmmm!: You may wish to premedicate with an Ibuprofen type of drug if you are in good health, have no hypertension or on medications that would be adversely affected by Ibuprofen or other nsaids, or have other medical conditons that this would aggrevate. I would not do this often & would try to slow down a bit, stretch alot and use alot of ice afterwards. Moderation, moderation, moderation! blue slopes! ...Read more

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