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ask: Can I go swimming with a UTI?

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There is no evidence that tub or pool water enters into the bladder during swimming. It is safe to swim if you have a UTI.

Wet swimsuits, however, are the perfect environment for bacteria to grow and potentially enter the urethra leading to a UTI. Rinse with clean water and change into dry clothing as soon as you are done swimming.

Remember to drink plenty of non-carbonated, non-caffeinated beverages. Water is best!

Hope this helps.

Crystal Fornes

July 2, 2011 - 10:17am
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Anonymous (reply to cfornes)

It is imortant to know that can get a UTI from swimming in a public pool due to E. Coli and other organisms. This information given is incomplete and inaccurate and irresponsible. A specialist in urology should be answering this question.

April 18, 2013 - 1:36am
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