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Answer to your Health Question

Question:

Can one swim during period?

Answer:

As long as you feel OK, menstruation should never stop you from pursuing your regular activities, including swimming.

When swimming during your period, you should use a tampon to keep from bleeding through your bathing suit or clothes.

You won't bleed in the water.

The water pressure helps hold the menstrual fluid inside your body, even though the lining is still shedding.

However, as soon as you get out of the water, the menstrual fluid will again begin to exit the vagina, and you will have a problem.

Therefore, it is best to wear a tampon or a menstrual cup when swimming.

It's a big myth that women can't venture out in the water on days of your period.

Swimming while you have your period is quite harmless in itself, and some people even find that it can help to relieve the cramps.

Women do not typically spot or continue bleeding heavily while in the pool.


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