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  • CBZ1982
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    Just to update everyone I have not been allowed by my weight loss surgeon to go swimming yet. He said once all of the scars are healed. I am hoping to go Friday. I have one scar left to heal and it is half way healed so I am hoping to go Friday. It's been almost a year since I went swimming.

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  • flowerangela
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    i love the relaxing feeling of water also. im going to be checking into hydrotherapy (pt or exercising in a pool) for ic.
    i wanna know. i miss swimming so much hoping chlorine wont affect my ic.. if not theres always alternatives to pools.. lakes,the ocean and such.im pretty sure a dip in a hot tub or a warm indoor therapy pool would help the pain.

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  • ICNDonna
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    Sandra is right. It's never okay to strain --- it will only make it worse.

    Donna

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  • sailawaygrl
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    It does sound like fun. I love being in the water. I hope it works out well for you. All that pushing to void isn't good. Have you ever had physical therapy for you pelvic floor? Sometimes that can help with that.

    I hope you have a good time,

    Sandra

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  • CBZ1982
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    Originally posted by sailawaygrl View Post
    Some people find that chlorine bothers them externally. If that is a problem a trick is to put vaseline on your sensitive areas and see if that will protect you. I haven't ever been swimming when I am in a flare but sometimes I just long to be in a pool! I love the relaxing feeling of water.

    What are the symptoms of your flare? If you are going to be doing serious swimming I would think that it might bother your pelvic muscles. Just hanging out in the water I wouldn't think would be a problem.

    Maybe someone else will offer their opinion. I hope you have a good time.

    Sandra
    When I am in flare like I am now it is just that urgency feeling. I don't really have any pelvic pain. The only pain I get is from if I pee too much such as straining and going back and forth to pee for two to three hours straight. My vagina will get really sore if I strain a lot and my back will hurt. But that is only if I strain.

    The type of swimming I will be doing is just walking in the water, maybe some laps and water exercise. My husband & I have a water ball we throw back and forth to each other. In other words I guess that what I am doing is having some fun exercise nothing competitive just at my own pace. I will be doing water aerobics at a senior aquatic center luckily they let me in since they also allow disabled people in.

    I just had weight loss surgery and I thought this would be more fun that my stationary bike and my Wii games for a change.

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  • sailawaygrl
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    Some people find that chlorine bothers them externally. If that is a problem a trick is to put vaseline on your sensitive areas and see if that will protect you. I haven't ever been swimming when I am in a flare but sometimes I just long to be in a pool! I love the relaxing feeling of water.

    What are the symptoms of your flare? If you are going to be doing serious swimming I would think that it might bother your pelvic muscles. Just hanging out in the water I wouldn't think would be a problem.

    Maybe someone else will offer their opinion. I hope you have a good time.

    Sandra

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  • CBZ1982
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    Has Anyone Tried Swimming While In A Flare?

    I will probably be going swimming on Tuesday and was wondering if swimming has bothered anyone's IC flare like making it even worse.
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