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Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 11, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem will open at normal time on Wednesday, Dec., 12.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, Hickory, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 12, except for the following location which will open at 8 am: 
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

If you have questions, please contact your clinic directly. Find your clinic online.

    PQ: Can I go swimming when I have my period?

    PQ: Can I go swimming when I have my period?

    Can I go swimming when I have my period?

    Yes, but a pad won't work underwater, so you need to wear a tampon. Tampons absorb the menstrual flow from the inside, so being in water won't affect them.

    If you've never worn a tampon before, you may want to talk with your mom or another woman you trust. You may want to get the slim-fit type, read the directions first, and leave some extra time to get it properly in place.

    Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
    Date reviewed: June 2013

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