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can i go swimming with UTI?

By Anonymous April 23, 2015 - 10:00am
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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

There is no evidence that supports that you should not go swimming while having a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).

However, even so, I would exercise caution because pools are a breeding ground for germs caused by both adults and children.  Women are especially at risk because of tight fitting swimsuits that provide a warm moist area for bacteria to grow. 

When trying to recover from a UTI, women are advised to avoid bubble baths, douches and feminine hygiene sprays.  

If you are going swimming, be sure that your swimsuit is a comfortable fit and once you are done swimming shower and rinse with clean water and change into dry clothing as soon as you are done.

I hope this helps.

Be well,


April 23, 2015 - 2:28pm
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