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Is it healthy to take a shower while having periods? I heard that when a woman is on her periods should not take a shower because it causes uterine swelling & swelling never goes away. Is it true? Or is it healthier to be clean & take a shower during that

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Dr. Laura McMullen
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It is completely ok to shower during your period.
Just wash as you normally would. The only thing that you do not want to do is douche. Douching washes out the healthy bacteria that live in your vagina allowing unhealthy bacteria or yeast to grow.

In brief: It

It is completely ok to shower during your period.
Just wash as you normally would. The only thing that you do not want to do is douche. Douching washes out the healthy bacteria that live in your vagina allowing unhealthy bacteria or yeast to grow.
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