Why gynecologists do not like the sauna, steam room and Hammam

Почему гинекологи так не любят сауну, баню и хаммам

Any gynecologist and almost any occasion, will likely forbid you to go to the bath, sauna and Hammam. Is there besides real reason or it is superstition like black cat? Let’s deal.

Bath, sauna, Hammam can be extremely effective for treating a number of gynecological problems. Their action is akin to physiotherapy procedures which are directed on stimulation of work of a particular body due to thermal effects in tissues improves blood flow, they receive an additional portion of nutrients and oxygen. “Enhanced nutrition” helps in a shorter period of time to restore their function.

Bath and sauna can be useful for menstrual disorders (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea), functions of the ovaries, menopausal syndrome, painful periods (the heat has a beneficial effect on the muscles and ligaments, as well as on the autonomic nervous system). Of course, such a treatment will be effective in the absence of other contraindications to the warming procedures.

Gynecologists often give a diversion to visit the bath or sauna with the following problems:


In most cases, women do not treat this disease seriously. But in vain! After all, if not properly treated it may develop into chronic (repeated four times a year or more), to affect other organs. Than warming threat procedures in the event of candidiasis? First of all, that heat and humidity is a great breeding ground for fungi of the genus Candida. In the bath, you will bring previous treatment of yeast infection no, at worst aggravate the problem.

Also do not forget that in the period of candidiasis local immunity of the vagina is reduced. When injected into the cavity of any pathogenic fungi or bacteria to an underlying disease will join a secondary infection. Such pathogens are easy to pick up, for example, in the locker room, on a stone bed Hammam and even in the steam room (many organisms are sensitive to high temperatures, which are characteristic for the Russian bath or sauna). Also do not forget that you yourself can become a source of infection for other women.

Inflammation of the pelvic organs and vagina

We are talking about the acute phase of the disease. Warming in this case is that it increased blood flow. Often the agents of the inflammatory processes become pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, E. coli) that feel at ease not only on the mucous membrane of the uterus or vagina, but in any other organ. Through the blood they can spread throughout the body, creating new foci of inflammation.

Uterine fibroids

Frankly, any statistics and research that would confirm damage to the bath or sauna, in the case of fibroids, no. Often a ban on such procedures is in any case not to provoke the growth of fibroids.

When the fibroids you can afford a Hammam and sauna (80 degrees), provided that the disease is at an early stage, does not cause you any discomfort (bleeding, pain), you regularly visit your gynecologist to monitor your condition carefully and take prescribed medicines.

Ovarian cysts

Regardless of the type of cyst, trips to the bath or sauna better to postpone. The increased blood flow can cause the growth of cysts in the amount. Given that to the bath procedures, we not so often, two months that are required, for example, to monitor the ovarian cyst, you can wait.


Many doctors strongly forbid to women with breast bath for the sole purpose of hedging. In principle, such procedure is not prohibited, but in the Lite version. The Hammam, of course, preferable, in second place – the Russian Banya. The temperature in the steam room should not exceed 80 degrees, and after do not immediately pour cold water and jump in the pool: contrasting the procedure in this case is contraindicated. And no brooms! Unnecessary trauma to mammary glands you now to anything.