Questions About PD
Swimming in a clean properly chlorinated pool is theoretically possible for PD patients, particularly in those private, uncrowded pools. Patients should have a good and mature exit site, and do the proper exit site cleaning procedure afterwards. The catheter need to be anchored properly ( I usually advise male patients to wear the tight swimming trousers that covers up to umbiical level).
In Hong Kong, as such pools are not easily found, I have recommended my patient to use colostomy bag to protect the exit site with the the catheter and transfer set laid inside.