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I had a 100% blockage and had a stent put in 51/2 days ago,

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I had a 100% blockage and had a stent put in 51/2 days ago, my insicion looks like it is healing well, with a scab on it.There was no additional heart damage and I was told I would be good as new. I would like to go swimming today.??
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  drknowsbest replied 9 years ago.
Hello Customer!
If you have sutures in it's best to wait until they are removed. Most drs say one week until swimming although bathing is okay within 24-48 hours. Bacteria in the water and the amount of time you are submerged with swimming increase risk of infection. Sorry to rain on your parade :) but best not to.
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Have a good Holiday anyway!
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