Advice 1: Is it possible to swim during menstruation

Some girls and women wonder about whether it is possible to swim during menstruation in pools or natural bodies of water. Especially such thoughts are disturbing ladies in their summer holiday by the sea.

Can I take a bath during menstruation



As you know, during menstruation it is best to limit intake of warm but not hot shower. Should not soak in the tub, although sometimes it is because you want to. Stay warm or worse, hot water could easily trigger increased bleeding, and due to the fact that during menstruation the cervix is slightly open, you can get some kind of infection, which will further lead to gynecological disease. If you still can't resist taking bath, pre-podmates cool water and refrain from adding in water of different salts and impurities.

Is it possible during menstruation to swim in a pool or natural body of water



In cool water to overheat impossible, but it is in the public-accessible reservoirs increased risk of infection. Also, bathing during menstruation is contrary to the aesthetics, because spotting will fall into the water, and after you leave a reservoir on your body can be traces of blood stains. Here can help only those hygiene products like tampons.

The swab is placed directly into the vagina only during bathing, and then remove it. If you experience swelling of hygiene during your stay in the water, not worth the wait, and it is better to leave the pond in order to remove or replace a tampon.

For girls-virgins there are special swabs-mini they can safely use, as they do not violate the integrity of the hymen. But from water entering the tool will not protect you, it will only act like a sponge, just to absorb within the moisture.

With great care should be taken to bathing in stagnant ponds in such places is usually a large crowd of microbes that can cause unpleasant gynecological diseases. Also care should be taken to swimming in the pool, there can be sensors that react to urine, it will be very embarrassing if they would work.

Recommended time in water is not more than 20 minutes, as hypothermia may begin an inflammatory process. Thus the woman may not feel how cold that water is? It turns out this is due to the fact that the surface of the uterus is not protected by a mucous membrane, therefore, more susceptible to hypothermia. Moreover, the inflammation will not start immediately, period asymptomatic leak is from 3 to 7 days. Still doctors strongly recommend the first three days of menstruation to wait to swim.

Advice 2: Can I swim in the pool during menses

The question is a dip in the pool during menses women were always interested. If this natural monthly process is painful and abundant secretions from the pool will have to give up entirely, or reduce the exercise intensity during training. If the allocation reasonable, and the woman is satisfactory, to swim in the pool, subject to certain rules.

What explains the ban on swimming in the pool during your period?


For girls, leading active way of life, and novice athletes the issue of pool access in the period of menstruation has always been relevant. Not understanding the dangers of water ingress in a sexual way, they are more interested in the aesthetic side of the swimming, because even the most meager selection can be in the water or leave marks on the body. But if you do not take this aspect into account, and consider the problem of a dip in the pool during menstruation from a medical point of view, that anyone, even inexperienced gynecologist says that during menstruation the protective power of the female body is weaker, and the cervix is opened. Thus, the risk of infecting the genital tract increases significantly.

Rules of safe use of the pool during menstruation


To protect the body from infection, experts recommend at least a couple of days from the beginning of the month to refrain from swimming in the pool, explaining its requirement for copious amounts of secretions. Plunging into the cool water during menstruation, the woman should understand that subjecting your body to rapid changes in temperature to which it can respond to increased bleeding.

However, there are situations, when the understanding of the problems of bathing during menstruation to avoid the pool fails. This applies to sports training and competition – important events in the career of women and girls swimmers. Output for only one – use tampons with the appropriate level of absorbency. But it should be noted that the tool may greatly expand during the stay in the water. To avoid discomfort, it is necessary to get as out of the pool and replace with a new one. You should also not be in the water more than 20 minutes.

A young girl, not sexually active also can use tampons without fear of damage to the hymen. When choosing hygiene means they should give preference to tampons labeled "mini". They slip easily through the hole in the hymen and preserve its integrity.

Menstrual Cup – perfect for the pool


A worthy replacement for the usual tampon became a menstrual Cup, or Capa – the latest development, designed to facilitate hygiene in the "critical" days. Made of medical silicone, it is absolutely harmless to the female body. The shape of the bowl like a bell, after the introduction of the vagina is retained therein due to vacuum and muscles.

The main difference from the tray of a tampon is that it does not absorb menstrual periods and collect them, eliminating the possibility of contact with the walls of the vagina. Thus, the flow of blood and infection of the genital tract is completely eliminated. As for the time being of the bowl in a woman's body, it is possible to go from 8 to 12 hours (during this time, the tampon would have to change 2 – 3 times).

Swimming during menstruation or not is up to you, most importantly, do not break the recommendations of experts. And then the swimming will be for you not only pleasant pastime, but also useful healing procedure.
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