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Question: swiming during period
|danadana - Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:03 am||
is it ok for your health to swim in public pools?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:33 pm||
You may swim in public pools if you use tampons. However, you should change the tampon before entering the pool and when you get out again; not delaying since it is a possible entry for bacteria. If your flow is especially heavy and a super tampon won't hold it, avoid the pool.
I hope this helps.
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