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ok, so i have had my period for about 4 days now, and i think its started to go away. i don't bleed in the day, (other than brown blood. i only bleed that when i wear a big pad.) but when i get out of the shower, i do bleed a little. tomorrow our class is going to the swimming pool for pe. i would bring a note, but then if i do that, all my friends will ask why i'm not in the water, and because i have a lot of friends, i don't want them to know. i don't feel conferrable wearing a tampon but i do, wearing a pad. i know the blood stops when you get in the water, and that pads will just obsorve all the water around it. but i wasn't planning to wear a big pad, just ultra thin ones that hardly have any cushioning in it. please help! i scared that the blood will come running down my leg. or if i can't do that, what can i tell my friends why I'm out of the pool?
puppylover132 puppylover132 13-15, F 28 Answers Dec 13, 2012 in Women's Health

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It's not hygienic to go swimming during your period with a pad.

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yeh, but there's a sating 'BLOOD'S THICKER THAN WATER' ! LOL

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I honestly would not wear a pad, chances are it come unglued and float away.

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Who is this 'edinburgh1964' who keeps dropping mysogynistic replies? One really doesn't mentrate that much during a period - maximum absorption tampons only hold 12-15 gms of fluid, and during a heavy period that could fill in 1-2 hours. So we are talking about a tbsp - 1oz of fluid in over an hour. I can promise you, when toddlers are peeing in the pool, they produce a lot more than that! Moreover, that is why pools are chlorinated - to disinfect and sterilise. The chlorine would also bleach the haemoglobin, thereby removing the 'red' colour. Anyway, the water pressure should stop your flow when you are submerged. And yes you can use a pad, and it will have some effect. If you fill a sponge with water, then take it out of the water, it will start to increase its absorbancy immediately by draining water out the bottom - same with a pad. The pad in the area next to your body will still do an OK job of keeping menstral fluid from going right through your bathing suit (but don't count on it for more than 15 minutes - either swim again or put on a fresh pad).

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OMG!! Finally someone who actually KNOWS instead of just believing all the lies that we were all told 40yrs ago. Pleae listen to this woman!!

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i know this is a late answer but you can go swimming with pad on. But not just any pad, there are specials pads you can wear while swimming and they're called swim-pads and you can get them at target, Walmart and what-so-ever. They help alot. I had the same problem... Just for future references use a swim-pad or a tampon (if you're comfortable with one now)

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Uhm are you sure there's a swim pad in walmart ? i want to buy one because i have swimming lesson on wednesday and that will be my 4th day of period. target is quiet far from my house.

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ok the pressure of the water is going to slow your flow down to practically nothing, i know because i have tried it, wear either an ultra thin OR a small pantiliner (i advise you to wear the pantiliner) and if you do go swimming wear BOARD SHORTS or SHORT SPORTS SHORTS !!!!! hope this helped.....<3

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Please help me, it's my 2nd day of my period and my blood is brown, but I swim on a swim team and I don't wear tampons or anything what should I do?!?!?!!!!

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i was just like u looking for answers and i wasnt gana wear a tampon! dont let ur peroid stop u from doing things like swimming! i went swimming with my period a couple times just make sure u wear ur swimming bottom and then wear a pair of black or brown shorts!!! even if ur a heavy bleeder u can still go! when i first went on my period i thought when i went to change there was gana be a whole lot of blood, but nope it was just a tiny bit which came off with a liitle of bleach! and if u still think u might ''leak'' find a close friend of urs and ask em to tell u if anything looks ''suspicious'' lol (even though it wont! do not wear a pad thoe.... it will inflate and it will look embarasing

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Around the 4th or 5th day of your period the flow is light. You could swim, just wear a dark bathing suit and be a little careful.

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I wouldn't want to enter a red coloured swimming pool, wait til your periouds have stopped :)

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Tell your friends you can't get into the pool because you have a period.

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Yeah go but you have to swim with a waterproof costume..Just be careful of chlorinated water...!!!

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if i were you i would either wear a tampon in the water or if you don't want to just wear black/dark cozzie bottoms so its less noticeable if you have a leak.

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This was already said and it's BRILLIANT! " So we are talking about a tbsp - 1oz of fluid in over an hour. I can promise you, when toddlers are peeing in the pool, they produce a lot more than that! Moreover, that is why pools are chlorinated - to disinfect and sterilise. The chlorine would also bleach the haemoglobin, thereby removing the 'red' colour. Anyway, the water pressure should stop your flow when you are submerged. And yes you can use a pad, and it will have some effect. " Scroll down to read all her factual advice.

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You can totally go swimming with out a tampon or pad. I have a pool and tomorrow my friend and her brother are coming over and if you have a situation like this or a pool party even and you get out of the pool to eat, I would suggest eat as quickly as you can but don't eat so fast that people will think your a pig. After you eat, your period will start again because it starts about a half hour out of the pool so just go the bathroom and it will excess any blood that was held in while in the pool then you can go swimming again. If you are not eating I would suggest also going the bathroom every 1-2 hours of swim time! hope it helps

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I'm thirteen almost fourteen and I don't/can't wear tampons yet and so my brother asked me to get in our small little pool and of course I was on my period so I was scared. My mom came out and asked why I wasn't in the pool and I just said I can't go in there cuz of you know she just replied with get out there cuz there is so much water in that pool you won't even notice. So I got up changed and went swimming and nothing was following me around!! No I didn't have anything on (pad, tampon) I did have to change after I dried off. You could get in the bath tub and notice nothing. You could wear bikini bottoms in a pool, bath lake etc. And nobody will notice anything. Your period doesn't stop when you get in the water you can, sometimes, still feel it coming out of you you just can't see it. Don't believe when people say that blood is thicker than water cuz that's false when it comes to periods the "blood" during your period is only a small percentage of blood so that's no big deal. I go swimming and take baths any day when I'm on my period and nobody seems to notice. Go out, have fun!! Hope this helped!!

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ok so i was worried about this too a while ago when my friend invited me to go swimming. i had a heavy blood period and i didnt know what to do. really, u dont need a pad or tampon. when u get into the water. nothing happens. blood doesnt come out and u dont have to be worried. just relax. once u get out, dry urself and go to the bathroom to change. if ur period isnt heavy. u wont even have to change for at least 40 mins. dont let your period stop you from doing your everyday or extra activites. do whatever u'd like and dont stress about it. life is life and theres nothing we can do to change that

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Hey I am 13 have a really helpful way that always works for me! You can absolutely go swimming on your period. In the pool you have to be a bit more careful but you can never tell in an ocean or lake. Anyays my method is simple. Just get some tight board shorts or like cute bathing suit shorts made out of swim suit material and just wear them over your bathing suit bottoms. Plus when you go in the water it should stop or be washed away. If you haven't gone in the water for a while then be careful because it starts to leak after about 30-40 min. Anyways don't stress! you don't need a tampon just wear shorts! Hope I helped! and i recommend for everyone to just get a pair especially because it is almost summer! I recommend going to target to get the shorts

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i was just like u looking for answers and i wasnt gana wear a tampon! dont let ur peroid stop u from doing things li<br />
ke swimming! i went swimming with my period a couple of times just make sure u wear ur swimming bottom and then wear a pair of black or brown shorts!!! even if ur a heavy bleeder u can still go! when i first went on my period i thought when i went to change there was gana be a whole lot of blood, but nope it was just a tiny bit which came off with a liitle of bleach! and if u still think u might ''leak'' find a close friend of urs and ask em to tell u if anything looks ''suspicious'' lol (even though it wont!)

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also what i forgot is DO NOT WEAR A PAD its better to go with as i said ur swimming bottom and a pair of dark shorts. If u wear ur pad it will inflate and it will be embarasing :)

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You can wear a pad but i reccomend a pantyliner and wear dark baggy shorts over it. There is another way... You can be normal and just wear the normal swimsuit without anything....you know why?? Because the blood stops when it reaches water. Hope this helps xoxoxoxo Zara

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You can go swimming with a pad on because I did it before I was on my 2nd day on my period and I was scared that the blood will come rushing down my legs but it didn't. But make sure that you change it every 1-2 hours. My mom told me it would be fine and nothing will happen. Don't try to keep fussing with the pad because you don't want to make it obvious that you are wearing a pad. Wear boarding shorts over your swimsuit in a dark color. Hope this helped

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Ewwwww

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You can go swimming without a pad or tampon because when you get in the water the blood stop.<br />
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