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Pelvic Rest

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Pelvic rest is when you do not put anything in your vagina. This includes tampons, douching, or sexual activity. You may need to avoid lifting heavy objects. Your healthcare provider will tell you how long you need pelvic rest.


Return to the emergency department if:

Contact your healthcare provider if:

Follow up with your doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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