Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Gynecology
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.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.