Is it possible to swim during menstruation?

Anastasia Volkova
Anastasia Volkova
December 6, 2012
Is it possible to swim during menstruation?

Many girls often ask the question of whether it is possible to swim during menstruation, and how dangerous it is. We must understand that the period of menstruation is, firstly, painful, so any physical activity, especially swimming, can adversely affect your well-being.

Secondly, during this period your female internal organs are more susceptible to reactions to the external environment, therefore discomfort may occur. The fact is that menstruation is the process of renewing the tissues of the uterus, in which the pieces of the epidermis are separated and leave wounds behind them, due to which bleeding occurs. In this case, anything can be an irritant: sea salt, high water temperature, bleach used in swimming pools and, more dangerous, various infections. But with all these factors there are no direct prohibitions. Here you are responsible for your health, so the risk may not be justified.

If you take a bath, the water should be made less cool than usual, about 50-60 degrees.High temperatures can increase hemorrhage, as well as create pain.

If you swim in a freshwater reservoir with cold water, the risk of hypothermia increases several times, but less than in a pool. Water in fresh water is at least filtered in a natural way. In the pools, the water may be non-sterile. It is also dangerous to swim in river waters, where many microorganisms and bacteria live, especially in shallow water.

Then is it possible to swim in the sea during menstruation? The answer is. Bathing in salt water is also undesirable in this state of the body, because such water contains many trace elements and salts that can irritate the mucous membrane.

When it gets on the vaginal microflora, many stimuli cause dysbiosis, the occurrence of which is higher during the period of such a weakened state of the body. So you decide whether to swim in the sea during menstruation. This will remain a rhetorical question for every girl.

The best way is to wait a couple of days. If you do decide to swim, to begin to disinfect the vagina with special candles that will reduce the risk of bacteria.Then use a tampon, only after you leave the water, change it immediately, because salts and other elements of seawater, as well as bacteria, can settle on the tampon. After that, you must use again the vaginal candle!

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