Once your lower body is submerged in the water, the difference in
pressure does contain any menstrual blood from coming out. So yes,
it does somewhat "stop" while you're in the water.
However, getting to the pool may be an issue, and you will have
a red spot on your bathing suit.
While swimming, any sudden motion of your lower abdomen (i.e.
fly kick) may cause some pressure and allow blood to flow out.
Getting out of the pool, the change of pressure will have the
reverse affect of when you got into the water and will release a
lot fo blood to pour, and this may be the biggest issue.
You should really use a tampon. It's the most sanitary thing to
do, and it will save you a lot of embarrassment.
You will also have to deal with this once a month with swimming,
especially when you're on your heavier day and you still have to go
Tampons are not bad at all. You do not even feel them,
especially not in the water when they take on some water making
them softer. Talk to a trusted female (sister, mother, aunt,
friend, teammate) about using one, and they may be able to calm you
down about tampon usage.
Hope I helped!
Having thoughts of making yourself sick because you feel you have eaten too much probably denotes bulimia. These are not the thoughts of a person with a healthy attitude toward their weight. You are not alone in your thoughts and, if you are bulimic, you are not alone in your illness. However, the longer you continue to have this unhealthy attitude toward food and your body, the more long term damage you will most certainly do to yourself.
Making yourself sick as a "one off" will force your body to be unnaturally sick. This will cause undue pressure to your brain and heart. It can result in the short term in blood vessels around your eyes to burst, headaches and sore throat due to stomach acid. Making yourself sick as a "one off" will also result in many other consequences.
Making yourself sick more than a "one off" because you feel ill can in the longer term cause hair loss, tooth rot and gum disease, acne and even heart attack as well as irreparable damage of the oesophagus, stomach and kidneys amongst other consequences which include death.
Anything that is likely to cause health problems and death is not worth losing a few pounds over! It is vital that you seek help immediately. Talk to your doctor. Explain that you have these thoughts and they can recommend people to speak to. There are also confidential helplines that you can call simply by searching on the web.
Everyone has a little binge once in a while, eating far more than they should and feeling very full and bloated afterward. If you feel like this after eating, try and take your mind off it by going for a walk - the exercise combined with getting away from the lure of a bathroom will soon have you feeling differently about your body. The longer you think about making yourself sick, the more likely you will be to do it. The longer you can put off making yourself sick, the less likely you will be to do it on that occasion. First and foremost though, don't binge and stay away from opportunities where you may be inclined to do so. These are not the answers to the problem though, they are merely helpful hints to prevent you making yourself sick.
More than anything you need to address the issue that is the problem itself and seek help. Don't feel anbarrassed, don't feel ashamed. Talk to a family member you are close to and trust and/or speak to a doctor or helpline. It really isn't worth risking your life - you only have one!
The condition of eating substances that are not considered part of a normal diet or at least not in the form in which they are eaten is called Pica. Generally, people who do this have a vitamin and/or mineral deficiency. The harmful effects of eating raw flour would be due to the consistency of the flour itself. It is possible to inhale particles into the lungs, thereby causing respiratory problems. Consulting a physician to explore options in resolving the issue would be advisable.
IIWhile eating flour is strange, there's no health related reason not to do it. Pica is actually eating non-food items such as dirt, clay, hair and feces. Last time I checked, flour is considered a food item.
Other advice from the community:
- I don't know why anyone would actually do that (I am guessing you do, though?) but I would highly doubt that it is harmful, because flour is used in bread, and cake, and a whole bunch of stuff. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
- Don't feel alone, I do this too. My parents bought flour and I found myself eating the whole bag within two and a half weeks. I don't chew it though; I just swallow it a certain way. I think something is wrong with me.
This product is not sold in the UK but a quick Internet search uncovered the work of Dr Deas and apparently it causes anemia. Eating anything that is not considered "Food" is caused by an iron deficiency. Get a blood test. Additional Informaton: Unexplained cravings for peculiar substances such as, cornstarch, laundry starch, chalk, or even chewing ice, can be signals indicating the deficiency mentioned above and also a zinc deficiency. You need to see your Dr. and also ask about testing for anemia, which is sometimes indicated by these urges. Also a link has been found between these symptoms and colon cancer, so don't just let your Dr. treat you for what they find, but ask them to investigate the root causes of your anemia and cravings. This doesn't mean that everyone with this type of urge has cancer, but you should make an appt. to see your Dr. and be open and honest with them concerning your cravings, to resolve the medical issue and get treatment.